In a recent paper from consulting firm Deloitte, experts argue that evolving digital technology—notably artificial intelligence (AI)—has the potential to create jobs in many areas of healthcare, including diagnostic radiology.
May 15, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
First lady Melania Trump, 48, benefited from a run-in with interventional radiology Monday morning after undergoing surgery for a benign kidney condition, according to a statement from the White House.
May 15, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
A combination of positive results of flutemetamol F 18–labeled PET data, low hippocampal volume and cognitive status is associated with a higher risk of progression from amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) to Alzheimer's disease within three years.
May 14, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Australian researchers found cardiac MRI an accurate method of diagnosing mid-cavity variant Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM)—a rare acute coronary syndrome also known as "broken heart syndrome"—in a case study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.
May 02, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
In the six-patient trial, focused ultrasound will be used to disrupt a crucial circuit in the brain associated with major depression.
May 01, 2018 | Cardiovascular
A recent study found whether a patient received MR angiography (MRA) instead of CT angiography (CTA) for a pulmonary embolism (PE) had little effect on the rate of follow-up chest CT or MRI one year later.
Apr 30, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
NASA astronauts at the International Space Station used portable ultrasound to scan each other for spinal cord changes that may occur during long-term space missions, according to a study published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Apr 30, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
The American College of Radiology recommends CT in most cases when diagnosing acute appendicitis, but many have begun to champion MRI as an alternative.
Apr 27, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
The first patient to undergo focused ultrasound to limit the major symptoms of Parkinson’s disease has been treated in a randomized, double-blind clinical trial, according to a Focused Ultrasound Foundation release.
Apr 25, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Recent study findings from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers may increase the number of stroke patients who can safely be treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), or alteplase, according to an MGH release.
Apr 25, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Researchers at CalTech are developing "erasable" contrast agents that can "blink off" on command during an MRI to reveal their exact location inside the body, according to a press release from the California Institute of Technology.
Apr 25, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
A sinus infection is no fun for most—but when 7-year-old Layla, a 2,300-pound black rhinoceros, was suffering from the condition, veterinarians needed a better understanding of her skull to guide treatment.
Apr 24, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Patients who receive a false-positive breast or prostate cancer screening are more likely to continually participate in follow-up screenings, according to a study published in Cancer.
Apr 23, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Patient navigation programs are being integrated into more healthcare systems to reduce care disparities, according to an article published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Apr 23, 2018 | Cardiovascular
MRI of brain connectivity performed in an early phase after cardiac arrest showed the potential to identify if a patient may recover cognitive functional ability after one year.
Apr 23, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Researchers from Dundee University in Scotland have developed a new ultrasound method that may improve diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer, according to an April23 article by BBC News.
Apr 20, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A team of researchers out of China found the CT-based radiomic signature of primary tumors can be used to quantitatively and noninvasively predict the spread of a common form of lung cancer to lymph nodes.
Apr 20, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
A group of Dutch researchers found a general practitioner’s MRI referral for patients with traumatic knee symptoms led to increased healthcare costs without any improvement in outcomes, according to a study published in Radiology.
Apr 19, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
A trio of researchers from Boston analyzed diagnostic imaging trends among insured Massachusetts residents from 2009 to 2013.
Apr 19, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Neurological and psychiatric disorders may be diagnosed through functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI) by detecting differences in neural networks, according to a release from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Apr 11, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Frederik Barkhof, MD, PhD, a professor of neuroradiology at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, has won the 2018 John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Research for his work using MRI to improve diagnosis and understanding of the disease.