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.
New PET Tracer Offers Possible Early Alzheimer’s Detection
BU99008 traces reactive astrogliosis, a marker that provides early, rapid Alzheimer’s detection.
Radiologists Not Needed for Barium Swallow Studies
Findings support the growing call to no longer require a radiologist’s presence for a barium swallow study.
Triage Brain MRIs with AI-Based System
Using a model trained on three data sets could lead to automated categorization of “likely normal” and “likely abnormal” brain MRI results.
4 Types of Insurance You Need to Have
To successfully protect yourself from unforeseen circumstances, insurance – malpractice, life, disability, and umbrella – is vital.
CT Angiography Showed Higher Non-Calcified Plaque Burden in People with HIV
Patients living with HIV have a two-to-three-fold higher plaque burden than healthy individuals.
RadNet Subsidiary Captures Mammography AI FDA Clearance
AI-fueled mammography triage software from DeepHealth wins 510(k).
Diagnostic Imaging's A Look Ahead: April 19, 2021, to April 25, 2021
Here's what to expect this week on Diagnostic Imaging.
Renal Transplant Biopsy Risk Threshold Greater When Based on Combined BP Values
Using systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial blood pressure values together results is a greater threshold for risk.
Non-Contrast MRI Diagnostically Similar to Standard Protocol for Pediatric Pituitary Pathologies
The diagnostic performance for central precocious puberty, growth hormone deficiency, and short stature is similar to that of standard contrast protocols.
Pass/Fail Medical Licensing Exam Scores Anticipated for Residency Applications
The switch to using USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge scores is anticipated in January 2022.
Chest X-ray Can Predict Outcomes for Patients With COVID-19
In high pre-test probability and quick RT-PCR settings, chest X-ray scoring can be predictive.
4 Must-Knows about Future Radiologist Liabilities with AI
Liability and responsibility concerns are not significant with AI use now, but as the tools enter clinical use, that will change.
Brain MRI and CT Could Identify Metastasis in Patients with Kidney Cancer
Study finds clinically significant percentage of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma develop asymptomatic brain metastases.
Add Predicting Heart Disease Mortality Risk to LDCT Capabilities
A low-dose CT for lung cancer screening can also predict a five-year cardiovascular disease risk of death when using a deep learning algorithm.
For SBI Awardee: Face-to-Face Collaborations, a Challenge; New Modalities, Exciting Possibilities
MD Anderson Cancer Center medical director shares her thoughts the priorities and challenges facing breast cancer detection and screening.
8 Tips to Improve Radiologist Communication
Clear communication with referring providers and patients is critical. Following these steps can help.
Adding Breast Cancer Risk Assessment to Your Practice Benefits Patients
Patients want to know their risk. But, before you provide it, consider these factors to successfully integrate it into your practice.
ACR Launches Clinical Imaging Research Registry™
Registry brings together images and clinical data from multiple practice settings to help answer questions and produce results.
Diagnostic Imaging's A Look Ahead: April 12, 2021, to April 18, 2021
For Breaking News about Cancer Diagnoses, Patients Prefer Breast Imagers
Patients indicated breast imaging radiologists expressed more empathy over the diagnosis and had more understanding of their scans than other providers.
Clinical- and Self- Breast Exams Are Vital for Breast Cancer Detection
Although these tests are controversial, they are highly effective in identifying lumps that lead to breast cancer diagnoses.
Contrast-Enhanced Mammography Useful in Women with Breast Implants
CEM performance showed no significant difference between women with or without breast implants, and it produced very few complications.
Most Breast Imagers Postpone Breast Cancer Screenings in Pregnant or Lactating Women with BRCA 1 or 2
Despite recommendations from the American College of Radiology, most providers opt to delay screening in these women.
Mobile Mammography May Be Critical for Screenings in American Indian Women
The screening mammography non-adherence rate among American Indian women is 1.5 times that of the overall population.
10 Years Later: Dense Breast Notification Letters Result in Higher Supplemental Ultrasound Screening
After a decade, roughly 75 percent of women with dense breasts seen in one department now undergo screening whole-breast ultrasound as a supplemental imaging service.
For Pediatric Breast Pain -- Choose Reassurance, Not Imaging
Pediatric breast ultrasound use should be minimized for patients with breast pain but not a palpable mass.
Pre-Operative Breast MRI Can Help Identify Patients Likely to Experience Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Risks
Images can pinpoint which women are at risk for ischemia and nipple necrosis.
Age, Location, and Insurance Influence Lung Cancer Screening Adherence
Results show screening adherence is low among patients who could benefit most from scans.
A Knee MRI in Half the Time? It’s Possible
Cutting the time for a knee MRI protocol in half can accelerate image capture without compromising image resolution or quality.
Chest CT Accurate in Estimating All-Cause COPD Mortality Risk
The use of soft-tissue biomarkers identified on chest CT can be a reliable way to accurately assess risk.
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