Five radiology groups and departments were awarded trophies at RSNA 2019 in Chicago last week for combining creative thinking with coordinated teamwork to develop an original breakthrough in medical imaging.

The auditors found VA staff did not abide by guidelines for nearly 106,000 requests for radiology and nuclear medicine tests, resulting in tests that were delayed or not performed, according to reporting from USA Today.

More than 6.1 million children were diagnosed with ADHD in 2016. Despite these numbers, there is no single test or imaging exam that can confidently diagnose a patient.

The team used a checklist based on American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria to dramatically reduce unnecessary knee MRI exams.

The tool, detailed in an EBioMedicine study published last month, can sift through the multitudes of cells in a tissue sample and identify tumors’ growth patterns, along with other highly useful information for predicting health outcomes.

More than 5 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the U.S. each year, and an overwhelming majority are categorized as either basal or cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

The public workshop will take place this upcoming February and will discuss computer-aided detection and diagnosis software, computer-aided triage systems and image quality enhancement algorithms, among other topics.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Thomas McCaffery noted that he could only provide provisional coverage at this time until federal regulations recommend DBT for breast cancer screening.

Patients who practiced transcendental meditation and cardiac rehabilitation increased their myocardial blood flow by 20.7%.

Not only is MRI-guided intravenous thrombolysis cost-effective, but the approach offers long-term clinical benefits for stroke patients with no known time of onset.

CT colonography’s uphill climb may only get steeper, as researchers have achieved 100% accuracy identifying cancers below the surface of colorectal tissue by combining optical coherence tomography with deep learning.

"Researchers have been studying the possible link between hair dye and cancer for a long time, but results have been inconsistent," said co-author Alexandra White, PhD.