Radiologists and other providers must be aware lymph node changes are appearing on MRI, PET/CT, and ultrasonography exams, according to evidence published Wednesday.
The method is based on the ACR's BI-RADS Atlas and aims to encourage vaccinations, limit patient anxiety and reduce unnecessary follow-up testing.
Researchers analyzed 2.3 million exams performed over a seven-year period for their study, shared in JAMA Network Open.
CT, MRI and ultrasound images show the virus directs the body to attack itself, experts explained in a review published in Skeletal Radiology.
Experts said all residency training needs to incorporate imaging courses and noted that primary care centers must have access to radiologists to ensure accuracy in emergency situations.
As a result of their findings, researchers with the French Society of Neuroradiology are recommending those with serious infection undergo eye screenings.
In many regions, such as the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys, people are routinely exposed to spores that may lead to serious injury and even death.
The project came in a response to a "major health problem": Black Americans are more than twice as likely to die from the disease as other men, one expert said.
Experts surveyed more than 200 members of the Society of Abdominal Radiology for their findings, published in AJR.
Providers found an overall reduction in CT or ultrasound utilization in 11 of 17 emergency departments, according to a randomized study published in JAMA Network Open.
The healthcare giant's new guidance comes as doctors continue to see higher rates of swollen lymph nodes on breast imaging compared to side effects from other vaccines.
Doctors have increasingly been seeing breast exams with swollen lymph nodes imitating cancer in patients who have received a vaccine, prompting Penn Medicine providers to offer up guidance.