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MRI of Knees and Shoulders Before Radiography Costly
Knee and shoulder MRI before radiography adds to patient care costs.
Radiology Utilization in Emergency Departments Declines
Use of imaging studies in emergency departments rose significantly from 1993 to 2007, but then declined from 2007 to 2012.
Consider Image Processing Type in Mammography When Detecting Cancers
The type of imaging processing used in digital mammography has an impact on detection of calcification clusters.
Two New Radiographic Signs to Indicate Gastric Band Slippage
Two more radiographic signs for gastric band slippage have been identified.
Australian GPs Ordering More Imaging Tests Than Ever Before
General practitioners in Australia are increasingly ordering imaging tests, with an increase of 45 percent over the past decade.
Use of PET Changes Clinical Diagnosis for Some Patients with Dementia
PET with [18 F]flutemetamol can assist physicians in early and more accurate diagnosis of early onset dementia.
PET Helps Predict Progression from MCI to Alzheimer’s Disease
Brain PET and age may help clinicians determine which patients with amnestic mild cognitive disorder may progress on to probable Alzheimer’s disease.
MRI Use and Pregnant Patients with Suspected Appendicitis
Magnetic resonance imaging of pregnant patients with suspected appendicitis improves resource use, study finds.
Lung Ultrasounds Can Help Identify Pneumonia in Children
Ultrasounds can help identify pneumonia and its progression in children without exposure to ionizing radiation.
MRI Shows Different Breast Cancer Characteristics Among Younger Women
Magnetic resonance images reveal characteristics of breast cancer can differ depending on age.
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