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 - Doctor and older patient

A new index that scores short-term effects on patient quality of life from diagnostic testing may be useful in shared-decision making among practitioners and could enhance patient-centered outcomes.

 - Women's health sign

A new study in Radiology has demonstrated an increase in cancer detection when using 3D automated breast ultrasound to supplement mammography among women with dense breasts—finding as many as 1.9 more cancers per 1,000 women screened than using mammography alone.

 - breast density search patterns

Could the presence of dense breast tissue regions make radiologists more attentive during interpretation? A new study suggests this might be the case as increased breast density of a patient seemed to improve the visual search process of experienced radiologists in locating lesions on digital mammography.

 - IOUS

Utilizing ultrasound technology during removal of cancerous kidney segments has been shown to increase the chance of detecting findings not seen during preoperative imaging, according to a study published online this month in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

 - phone

Calls to a reading room within one hour of a resident generating a preliminary report increased the odds of a significant error by 12 percent, according to a study published online Sept. 30 in Academic Radiology.