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Radiographers: Don't be the anonymous lead apron
September 20, 2019 -- Radiographers must do more to get their faces and names known by attending a wide range of hospital meetings, using social media more effectively, and taking other steps to raise their profile if they're to avoid being the anonymous lead apron in the room, attendees learned at a webinar organized by the British Institute of Radiology on 16 September.  Discuss
It's official: AI will cause major change
September 19, 2019 -- The findings of a Dutch survey confirm that medical professionals expect massive changes to practice driven by artificial intelligence (AI) in the near future. This attitude bodes well for future AI implementation, but much more needs to be done to bridge the gap between promising research and clinical integration, the authors say.  Discuss
35% of women in early 60s undergo full cancer screening
September 18, 2019 -- New research has shown that only about a third of women in England in their early 60s are up to date with all evidence-based screening services for breast, cervical, and bowel cancers offered by the National Health Service. The findings were posted online on 16 September by the Journal of Medical Screening.  Discuss
Top 10 tips for writing letters
September 18, 2019 -- "Spoken words fly away, written words remain," according to the Latin proverb. But how can you improve the quality, clarity, and impact of your letters to patients, referring doctors, and colleagues? The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has released a new document that offers 10 tips.  Discuss
AI model classifies aortic dissection, rupture on CT
September 17, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately detect aortic dissection and rupture on postcontrast CT images, enabling radiologists to prioritize interpretation of these emergent cases, stated the authors of an article published online on 12 September in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Training in FDG-PET/CT advances lung cancer outcome
September 16, 2019 -- Additional training in FDG-PET/CT to monitor concurrent chemotherapy for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer can significantly extend both overall and progression-free survival, according to an international study published in the October issue of European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
Swiss cast new light on prostate cancer analysis
September 16, 2019 -- Researchers from Zurich have found gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen offers better sensitivity, while multiparametric MRI provides better specificity, especially when determining tumor cell spread beyond the lymph node capsule or when prostate cancer extends into the seminal vesicles.  Discuss
Novel PET method advances in traumatic brain injury
September 13, 2019 -- A research team from the U.K. and Sweden has used dynamic flortaucipir-PET imaging to show that single moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury can trigger signs of accumulation of neurodegenerative tau protein and lead to cognitive decline.  Discuss
Ga-68 PMSA PET/CT aids in prostate cancer recurrence
September 12, 2019 -- Italian researchers have created a gallium-68 (Ga-68) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT-based model to accurately predict which prostate cancer patients are likely to show recurrence. Their study was published on 6 September in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
Merging PET and MRI assists in large-vessel vasculitis
September 12, 2019 -- French investigators have combined contrast-enhanced anatomic assessments of MRI with the quantitative measurement of FDG uptake in PET to accurately characterize and differentiate between inflammation and fibrosis in the aortic walls and auxiliary branches of patients with large-vessel vasculitis.  Discuss
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