A new magnetic resonance spectroscopy technique provides a definitive diagnosis of brain cancer based on imaging of a protein associated with a mutated gene.
A follow-on CT scan can help lower risks of brain hemorrhage for patients with minor head injuries who are taking the anticoagulant warfarin, according to a study published online this week in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
The problems lead to unexpectedly high patient radiation exposure and voluntary recall of the PET imaging agent.
In the emergency department, those lacking health insurance receive less imaging than those covered. But once admitted as inpatients, they’re treated equally from the diagnostic imaging perspective, according to two studies published in the January 2012 edition of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Cardiovascular MRI beats SPECT in diagnosing heart disease, according to the authors of a major British study published online on Dec. 23 in The Lancet.
CHICAGO — If you make a mistake, should you tell the patient or does that open you up to a malpractice suit? The rules seem to be changing – a little – according to a malpractice and medical error panel discussion at RSNA 2011.
CHICAGO — Traditionally, many radiologists have worked behind the scenes, not directly with patients. But the field can’t stay hidden if it wants to survive in its current form, she and others are convinced. Radiology can either become more personal or become a commodity.
CHICAGO — Correct that. Tips. A few simple tricks can make one’s time with computer-based speech-to-text engines much more pleasant — and productive, said David Weiss, MD, speaking during an RSNA 2011 session on practical informatics for radiologists.
MRI shows little evidence of benefiting breast-cancer treatment, according to the first paper in The Lancet’s new series on breast cancer.
Patients voting with their feet strongly preferred noninvasive CT colonography over traditional colonoscopies, Dutch researchers have found.