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Nodule count on CT not linked to lung cancer risk
November 15, 2017 -- Does a higher number of lung nodules detected on baseline CT screens indicate an increased risk of cancer? Researchers with the Dutch-Belgian Randomized Lung Cancer Screening trial refute this notion in a study published in the November issue of Lung Cancer.  Discuss
Quality: How teleradiology firms can make a difference
November 15, 2017 -- Around 40% of radiologists in the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) are not having their reporting checked, and this is one of the greatest weaknesses of NHS radiology when it comes to quality, a leading teleradiologist told delegates at this month's British Institute of Radiology annual congress.  Discuss
Fresh row develops over breast screening in France
November 14, 2017 -- Breast cancer screening critics are at it again -- this time zeroing in on France. A multinational team has praised changes to breast cancer screening that alter the existing program, such as giving women more information on overdiagnosis, but breast cancer screening advocates strongly disagree, believing that the magnitude of overdiagnosis has been exaggerated.  Discuss
MRI becomes safer for patients with heart-valve prosthesis
November 13, 2017 -- Evidence about the use of MRI in patients with a heart-valve prosthesis remains inconclusive, but the latest data support the hypothesis of a low or negligible interaction with MRI, according to research from the European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology congress in Milan.  Discuss
Functional MRI sheds new light on sound and touch
November 10, 2017 -- Researchers in the U.S. and the Netherlands have observed auditory responses in the human somatosensory cortex, a region of the brain usually dedicated to processing touch. They measured functional MRI signal changes following a frequency discrimination task.  Discuss
How accurate is CT radiation dose info on the internet?
November 9, 2017 -- The internet often harbors inaccurate information regarding CT radiation dose, with online media outlets aimed at the lay public leading the way, according to a new Irish study.  Discuss
Ultralow-dose CT probes presurgical stroke risk
November 8, 2017 -- The danger of stroke as a cardiac postsurgery complication has flagged the need for greater understanding of patients' calcified atherosclerotic burden prior to surgery. But just how much dose is needed for CT results to be accurate, and how can radiologists optimize visualization?  Discuss
BIR: How machine learning can cut false positives
November 7, 2017 -- LONDON - Deep artificial neural networks show comparable sensitivity versus radiologists, and they have great future potential to reduce false positives and patient distress in mammography, a Swiss researcher said on 3 November at the annual congress of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR).  Discuss
BIR: New peak in litigation claims looms large
November 6, 2017 -- LONDON - Litigation claims involving radiology are on the rise, and it's vital to be prepared for the increasingly legalistic climate that lies ahead, an expert told delegates on 3 November at the annual congress of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR).  Discuss
Improve CT lung cancer screening with baseline screens
November 3, 2017 -- CT lung cancer screening can be optimized by recognizing the significant differences in the frequency of noncalcified nodules and also the difference in the frequency and aggressiveness of diagnosed cancers from baseline to annual repeat screening rounds, according to lung cancer expert Dr. Claudia Henschke, PhD.  Discuss
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