Diagnostic Imaging's A Look Ahead: Nov. 16, 2020, to Nov. 22, 2020

November 16, 2020
Whitney J. Palmer

Here's what to expect this week on Diagnostic Imaging.

In this week’s preview, here are some highlights of what you can expect to see coming soon on Diagnostic Imaging:

Recently, NYU Langone Health partnered with Facebook AI in a collaboration that has produced MRI images that are the same diagnostic quality as standard MRI images. But, these scans are four times as fast, and the quality is virtually indistinguishable from a scan that takes much longer. In this edition of The Reading Room, published later this week, Dr. Michael Recht, chair of the NYU Langone Health radiology department, discusses the partnership, how the team has successfully reached this point, and what comes next.

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Last week, PLOS ONE published a study about how exposure to diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays and CT scans, can significantly raise a man’s risk of testicular cancer. In reporting the nearly 60-percent increase in risk, the researchers suggested lead shielding to reduce radiation exposure. But, the conversation around – and recommendations for – lead shielding of gonads has changed significantly. This week, Diagnostic Imaging spoke with Cynthia McCullough, Ph.D., Chair of the Board for the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, about how the guidance for lead shielding has evolved and what that means for providers in practice.

To read the PLOS ONE story, click here.

Sports are great for enjoyment and cardiovascular health, but the physical exertion can come with some wear-and-tear on the body. Later this week, look for coverage about the impact of some types of sports that can exacerbate orthopedic conditions.

To read more of Diagnostic Imaging’s coverage of sports, click here.

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