Todd Neff

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIV IP HOSP

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Articles

Nonradiologists Have Binged on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

February 01, 2012

Study seems to support concern about increased MSK ultrasound use, possibly facilitated by the low cost and ready availability of the technology.

New MRI Technique Helps Diagnose Gliomas

January 27, 2012

A new magnetic resonance spectroscopy technique provides a definitive diagnosis of brain cancer based on imaging of a protein associated with a mutated gene.

Follow-on Brain CT Key for those on Blood Thinners

January 20, 2012

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.

FDA: Bracco CardioGen ‘Strontium Breakthrough’ Caused by User Error

January 17, 2012

The problems lead to unexpectedly high patient radiation exposure and voluntary recall of the PET imaging agent.

CNN Investigation Targets Radiology Board Exam Cheating

January 13, 2012

A CNN investigation, “Prescription for Cheating,” has targeted the practice of sharing recall exams – questions and answers to old tests – in preparation for American Board of Radiology exams.

Uninsured Receive Less ED Imaging, Similar Inpatient Imaging

January 09, 2012

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.

Study: MRI Superior to SPECT for Heart Disease

December 27, 2011

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.

Fuel to the Fire? BMJ Review Questions Mammography Benefits

December 09, 2011

Had the 1986 Forrest Report – which led to widespread mammography screening in Great Britain – included the harms of screening for breast cancer, it might never have become standard practice, according to a new British Medical Journal report.

MRI Not Quite There for Lymph Node Diagnosis in Breast Cancer

December 08, 2011

Magnetic resonance imaging’s accuracy in detecting cancer in the lymph nodes of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients is nothing to sniff at – 80 percent with diffusion-weighted MRI and 85 percent with axial T1-weighted MRI, Canadian researchers have reported. But it’s not quite high enough to skip a lymph node dissection, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in the journal Radiology.

Medical Errors: If Guilty, Fess Up, Experts Say

December 06, 2011

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.