Practice Management

A team of researchers identified gadolinium from MRI contrast in gliomas, adjacent normal brain tissue and necrosis, according to a study published in Neuroradiology.

Administrators at the NHS Highland health board in Scotland have been accused of “blacklisting” after refusing to hire three veteran radiologists amid a severe staff shortage, according to a report in The Herald.

When imaging pediatric patients, dual-energy head CT decreased radiation dosage, reduced artifacts and maintained a high-quality image compared to conventional head CT protocols, reported authors of a Feb. 7 study published in Clinical Imaging.

Leadership at St. Mary Medical Center is threatening to eliminate contracts the hospital has with certain physician groups, including its radiology department, as a result of a long-brewing feud between physicians and administrators at the Long Beach, Florida institution, according to letters obtained by the Long Beach Post.

Visually assessing diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) infarct volumes proved to be inaccurate and, when using DAWN criteria, would have led to wrong decisions on thrombectomy in 19 percent of cases, according to a recent study in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery.

The authors of a recent Academic Radiology study surveyed 51 interventional and diagnostic radiology program directors across the country to get a better idea of how programs are recruiting medical students.

A study investigating the differences between healthy brains and those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has produced a map of more than 24,000 AD-related datapoints, according to authors of the research published Feb. 4 in Communications Biology. They claim it is one of the largest datasets of its kind.

As the Super Bowl approaches, the NFL has announced concussions are down nearly 24 percent over the past season. This led a University of Calgary researcher to reexamine the role of medical imaging in such brain injuries.

Researchers led by Martina F. Callaghan, PhD, from the University College London Wellcome Center for Human Neuroimaging in London, found that tattoo-related adverse reactions from MRIs are possible—but come at low risk, according to a correspondence recently published online in the New England Journal of Medicine

A radiologist who runs a private practice in Florida was arrested in Auburn, Massachusetts, Sunday for illegal possession of a handgun and for allegedly offering to pay for sex, according to a report by the Boston Globe.

A pair of specialists recently took on the topic of the word "cancer" in a Jan. 23 viewpoint published in The BMJ, arguing that changing the terminology could ease patient anxiety or create more fear.

Implementing a quality improvement initiative in a radiology department can enhance overall patient experience, identify opportunities for improvement in the department and address the effectiveness of interventions aimed to mend gaps in patient care, according to research published in Radiology.