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Automated breast volume scanning (ABVS) is an effective adjunct screening tool to mammography and sonography, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in Academic Radiology.

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As the prevalence of computer-assisted detection (CAD) use rises to nearly 80 percent of Medicare mammography exams, so do the associated costs, reaching nearly $300 million in Medicare costs for an eight year period between 2001 and 2009, according to a study published in the December issue of the JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Non-enhanced CT (NECT) scans searching for renal colic turn up clinically important incidental findings in more than one-in-eight cases, according to a study published in the January edition of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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Time-resolved MR angiography (MRA) has proven itself a valuable tool in the quick assessment of vascular disease in stroke patients, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Academic Radiology.

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Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has the potential of saving patients and payers more than $500 million each year, according to a study published Jan. 12 in ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research.