"...to our knowledge, no studies of nationally representative data have explored racial and ethnic differences in ED medical imaging while accounting for patient-level factors and facility-level differences in imaging use,” wrote authors of a recent JACR study.
The tool, ultralow radiation imaging coupled with image enhancement and instrument tracking (ULR-IE/IT), reduced the total time to localize an instrument by more than 30% and cut radiation exposure by more than 90% compared to C-arm fluoroscopy.
“To our knowledge, no study has examined how changes in categorization of calcification from the 4th to the 5th edition of BI-RADS have affected positive predictive values (PPVs)," wrote authors of a recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Researchers found an “abrupt and substantial” decline in the national radiologist workforce 30 years after residency, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology. They also investigated the post-residency practice patterns of readers.
"Our results suggest that lung cancer screening is substantially underutilized and not reaching high-risk smokers who would benefit the most," wrote Jinhai Huo, MD, PhD, in a new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Pairing an informative video with a brochure outlining the possible harms and benefits of low-dose CT lung cancer screening bolstered smoker’s and former smoker’s confidence in their decision to undergo screening, reported authors of a recent study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
A team of Seattle radiologists collected environmental factor data on outpatient radiology visits, analyzing attendance along with daily weather reports and estimated median income from the U.S. Census American Community Survey.
Patient gonadal and fetal shielding during x-ray imaging is unnecessary and should be "discontinued" as routine practice, according to a new position statement from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.