Adding annual screening tomosynthesis to 2D mammography beginning at age 40 is cost-effective compared with 2D mammography alone, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. 

Largely owing to the diagnostic prowess of ever-improving imaging technologies—mainly CT, ultrasound and MRI—more than 470,000 women and 90,000 men were overdiagnosed with thyroid cancer between 1987 and 2007 across 12 bellwether countries. 

A new study allowed researchers to get a look at the way Parkinson’s disease patients’ brains changed over the course of a year through functional MRI scans. The changes observed through fMRI scans of multiple system atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) patients’ and healthy controls’ brains were different across the groups.

 

A paper running in the August edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology proposes adding two heretofore unnamed conditions to what the authors call the “family of disorders” linked to the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs).

Healthcare-economics innovators looking for a model after which to fashion an episodic bundled-payment package for cancer care would do well to consider radiologist-led breast cancer screening.