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Even with Malpractice Reform, Docs are Still “Defensive”
Changes in malpractice standard legislation in three states had little effect on advanced imaging use in the emergency room.
Radiology Residents Distracted by Calls to Reading Room
Radiology residents who take phone calls in the reading room may become distracted, reducing their diagnostic accuracy.
Cardiac Stress Testing Plus Imaging Overused
Increasing use of cardiac stress testing with imaging may be unnecessary and adds to cost and patient exposure to radiation.
Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction Better for Neck CT
Image quality of neck CTs is improved with the use of model-based iterative reconstruction, compared with 30% adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction.
MRI Detects Shoulder Damage in Young Baseball Pitchers
MRI identifies unique shoulder damage, termed acromial apophysiolysis, among young pitchers that could cause long-term problems.
Interval LDCT Screening Increases Lung Cancer Detection
Low-dose CT lung cancer screening, done at intervals, can help detect lung cancer.
MRI Technique May Show Cognitive Decline Before Symptoms
Arterial spin labeling has shown changes in the posterior cingulate cortex among patients who went on to experience cognitive decline.
PET/MRI as Effective as PET/CT for Pediatric Tumors
PET/MRI offers equal detection rates of solid tumors among children as does PET/CT, with lower radiation doses.
PET/CT Beneficial for Younger Breast Cancer Patients
Using PET/CT in women under 40 who have breast cancer may result in restaging of the cancer and adjustment of treatment.
Alternatives to Measuring Breast Density Identified
Breast density can be measured using fully automated volumetric methods, which are less labor intensive than the commonly used methods.
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