Diagnostic Imaging

Stanford University researchers have leveraged MRI exams to uncover a link between a student’s hippocampus and his or her ability to respond to intensive math tutoring. Struggling math students with a larger hippocampus demonstrated greater improvements in math performance after intensive tutoring. Read more at the link below.

Last week, an article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology discussed an effort to eliminate the words ‘gross’ and ‘grossly’ from reports because of their multiple meanings. However, an excerpt from a report on General Surgery News’ blog may just take the cake for ambiguity.

Nearly 2,000 U.S. troops have had to undergo an amputation due to injuries sustained in Iraq or Afghanistan since the respective starts of those conflicts. While each of those injuries is gruesome and tragic, the advances in medicine brought about by their treatment are making their way back home and stand to help victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, according to an AP report.

As radiation exposure continues to grab headlines and patients ply physicians with questions, more providers are transitioning to low-dose imaging. However, the road to low-dose CT is riddled with potholes.