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Reinterpretation of community breast studies by a specialized cancer center yielded a change in interpretation in some 28 percent of studies submitted for a second opinion during a four-month period, according to findings published online March 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Students at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, are gaining access to a new educational resource called Radiology-TEACHES (Technology Enhanced Appropriateness Criteria Home for Education Simulation), which aims to give students more in-depth knowledge about medical imaging tests.

MRI enhanced with gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid—the scan referred to as “EOB MRI”—is significantly better than contrast-enhanced CT for assessing colorectal liver metastases that disappear after chemotherapy, according to a study published online March 22 in Radiology.

SPECT imaging of the brain is used for gathering information on dopamine activity when it comes to monitoring patients with Parkinson’s disease.

In a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers found that smokers treated for breast cancer have a higher risk than non-smokers when it comes to developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy.