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Debra Beachy
 - Ultrasound

When a child has appendicitis, it no longer is a hair-raising emergency bellyache.

 - Women's health sign

Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who chose to undergo contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) did not make the decision based on MRI imaging Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RAD) scores, but on a number of factors, according to a study published in the October issue of Radiology.

 - lung cancer

Malignant lesions may not be accurately identified using fludeoxyglucose (FDG) PET scans combined with CT for populations with endemic infectious lung disease, according to a study published in  the Sept. 24 issue of JAMA.

 - Stroke, endovascular. neuroimaging, neuro

Stroke patients who were selected by perfusion CT for intravenous thrombolytic treatment more than three hours after symptoms occurred had favorable outcomes, according to a literature review published online on Sept. 19 in Radiology.

 - cancer

Ultrasound (US), along with a clinical follow-up, could be a diagnostic alternative to detect thyroid nodule malignancy instead of repeating a biopsy following non-diagnostic fine-needle aspiration (FNA), according to a study published in the September issue of Radiology.

 - Big Risk

Using ultrasound (US) instead of CT as the initial imaging method for suspected nephrolithiasis can spare some patients from radiation while not significantly affecting outcomes according to a study published in the September issue of the New England Journal of Medicine

 - Imaging Machine

Patients undergoing CT imaging experienced anxiety over radiation exposure, claustrophobia and intravenous contrast, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Academic Radiology.

 - Contrast agents

Lowering the amount of iodinated contrast medium (ICM) administered intravenously to high-risk patients before a CT scan to less than 90 ml reduces the risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI), according to a study published in the October edition of Clinical Radiology.

 - award

The University of California at San Francisco was ranked as the top radiology residency program by Doximity, a physician network company, and the magazine U.S. News & World Report.

 - Gavel

Mississippi's state Board of Medical Licensure is suing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) following the VA's refusal to release the names of patients potentionally affected by the alleged misconduct of a former radiologist at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Medical Center in Jackson, according to an Associated Press (AP) report.