Diagnostic Imaging Vol 31 No 11

Radiologists in war-torn country reach out for global support

November 02, 2009

For a man whose job is to care for sick people, Dr. Ahmad Al-Shamssie's journey to work is incredibly fraught with danger. His home is about 25 km from the Baghdad Medical City complex, where he is radiology chair at the teaching hospital.

Canadian province probes new radiology reading mess

November 02, 2009

Health authorities in New Brunswick, Canada, will reexamine 30,000 imaging exams interpreted since 2007 by a radiologist based in the province’s northwestern area who is under investigation for alleged incompetence.

Winners get free mammograms!

November 02, 2009

For some, it's sweet charity. For others, it reflects the sad state of U.S. healthcare and the general economy, but for 37 women in rural Northern California, it was an opportunity to be screened for breast cancer.

LI-RADS plans makeover for liver cancer diagnoses

November 02, 2009

The American College of Radiology's routine announcement about a new committee for liver imaging reporting is the starting point for an ambitious plan to reinvent how radiologists diagnose and evaluate hepatocellular carcinoma.

Inspector general targets ER imaging payment rates

November 02, 2009

The risks for individual imaging services are low, but radiologists should not be surprised by a visit from a representative of Medicare’s inspector general’s office to investigate the medical necessity of emergency room scans or their imaging center billing patterns.

Metastatic prostate cancer

November 02, 2009

A 79-year-old man was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1993 after a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). The patient had a Gleason score of 5 and was initially treated with low-dose-rate radioactive seed implants.

Radiologist gives $1 million gift to support IR research

November 02, 2009

Dr. Michael E. Edwards, an interventional radiologist with Imaging Associates of North Mississippi in Corinth, and wife Sherri Edwards donated $1 million to the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation.

Joanna Fowler awarded National Medal of Science

November 02, 2009

Joanna Fowler, Ph.D., a major contributor to brain research and a pioneer in molecular imaging, has been awarded the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest award for lifetime achievement in science.

64-row CTA tops DSA in brain aneurysm detection

November 02, 2009

Thanks to a near-perfect performance in a large cohort study in China, 64-slice CT angiography has shown it could replace digital subtraction angiography as the modality of choice for detecting suspected brain aneurysms at risk of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Imaging scientists back MR to detect ductal carcinoma

November 02, 2009

MRI, possibly employing higher field strengths and dedicated breast coils, should be used more often for detecting ductal carcinoma in situ, according to a panel convened by the National Institutes of Health.