Whitney J. Palmer has been with Diagnostic Imaging since 2011, serving as the Senior Editor since November 2019. She has 20 years experience in healthcare and academic medicine reporting.
PET Technique Harnesses Head Movement to Improve Resolution
Using an external tracking device can lead to super-resolution that can potentially improve neurological disorder detection.
PET Radiotracer Can Detect, Assess Lung Fibrosis
Use enables direct imaging of disease process.
SPECT + Deep Learning = Accurate Major Cardiac Event Prediction
Using advanced artificial intelligence can give patients a personalized assessment of their risk for significant events, such as heart attack or death.
Screening Breast MRI Under-Utilized for High-Risk Women
Primary care providers are less likely to recommend breast MRI for screening high-risk women.
Diagnostic Imaging's Weekly Scan: June 7, 2021, to June 11, 2021
Take a quick look at Diagnostic Imaging's Top 5 stories of the week.
Reduced-Dose CT Effective for Kidney Stone Imaging
Lower-dose protocols, which are not used as frequently as possible, can reduce re-imaging.
RadPartners VP Takes Military Leadership Role
RP vice president earns historic promotion as the first female and first black female brigadier general.
AI Tool Helps Reduce Re-Take Knee X-rays
Using a deep convolutional neural network tool, radiographers can correct image errors and reduce repeated imaging.
Breast MRI Effective in Identifying Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Breast MRI is a good tool for supplemental screening in women who have a personal history of breast cancer.
What’s in a Name? ACR opposes PA Title Change
The American College of Radiology announced its opposition to the title switch from physician assistant to physician associate.
To X-ray Shield or Not – Listen to Your Patients
While the opinion is growing that X-ray shielding for gonads isn’t necessary, some patients may still be concerned and request it.
Diagnostic Imaging's A Look Ahead: June 7, 2021, to June 11, 2021
Here's what to expect this week on Diagnostic Imaging.
7T MRI Shines Light on Sickle Cell Disease Impact on Brain
Images show smaller hippocampal volume in patients with sickle cell disease compared to healthy patients.
Catch the MLB “FEVER” – Using a New Elbow MRI View for Improved Injury Assessment
A new view with different positioning can allow for better visualization.
Lung Cancer Detection with LDCT Linked to Lower Brain Metastasis Risk
Patients who have their disease detected with low-dose CT have a half-fold risk of brain metastasis than patients screened with other methods.
fMRI Improves Patient Outcomes with Brain Tumor Resection
Patients experience fewer neurologic, motor, and language problems post-surgery.
Diagnostic Imaging's Weekly Scan: May 31, 2021, to June 4, 2021
Want to Teach a Millennial Rad? Try a Night at the Museum
Teaching radiology residents the skills used to observe and analyze works of art can improve their interpretation and reporting skills.
Higher CT Use Among Homeless Patients
Homeless patients suffering from seizures undergo more CT scans, largely due to lack of access to chronic care, leading to a higher radiation dose and cancer risk.
Rad Strong: Through Collaborations, “We Are Stronger Together”
In the midst of a “perfect storm,” radiology can see the benefits of community solidarity.
Shortcuts Are Bad – Even for AI
Research shows artificial intelligence models rely on shortcuts for detecting COVID-19.
Prostate Cancer Control Improved by Adding PET Imaging to Treatment Planning
Using advanced PET imaging instead of just traditional imaging alone can improve outcomes for patients with prostate cancer.
COVID-19 Myocarditis Detection in College Athletes Significantly Higher with Cardiac MRI
Including this scan improves detection of clinical and subclinical myocarditis by more than seven-fold, making it a vital part of return-to-play strategies.
Diagnostic Imaging's Weekly Scan: May 24, 2021, to May 28, 2021
The Mask Effect: More, but Minor, Radiology Report Dictation Errors
Wearing a mask does cause an increase in report errors with speech-recognition software, but the mistakes are small and unlikely to cause a negative impact.
Better Opportunistic Osteoporosis Screening on CT Abdomen with Improved Automated Methods
Augmenting generalizability of automated methods with local fine-tuning can help providers diagnosis osteoporosis with these scans.
Deep Convolutional Neural Network Can Predict Sex on Chest X-ray
Study results show DCNN can use imaging biomarkers to predict sex, potentially confounding the accurate prediction of disease.
Standard Enterprise Imaging Process for POCUS Brings in Millions for Hospital
Working with clinical and business leaders to create a standard process for point-of-care ultrasound opened the door for greater utilization and revenue capture.
During Normal Scrolling, Clinically Relevant Images Can Be Skipped
Images can be skipped with monitors with refresh rates of both 60 Hz and 120 Hz.
10 Questions to Ask Your Enterprise Imaging Vendor
Choosing a vendor for an enterprise imaging solution can be complex. Here’s what you need to inquire about to make the best choice for your organization.
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