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U.K. unveils new guidelines on breast screening
November 19, 2019 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published detailed guidance on screening and symptomatic breast imaging. Its 27-page report includes advice on the imaging of breast implants and the optimum use of ultrasound.  Discuss
Lego MRI initiative attracts over 5,000 supporters
November 18, 2019 -- A Lego MRI scheme developed by a U.K.-based radiographer to reduce anxiety among children has now won the support of more than 5,000 followers. The Danish toy company is allowing the project leaders 14 months to reach the 10,000 supporters required for a commercial launch.  Discuss
Medical students, radiologists may view AI differently
November 15, 2019 -- Radiologists are less afraid of artificial intelligence (AI) than medical students, who may avoid choosing radiology due to their pessimistic view of the technology's effects, according to the findings of a Swiss survey published online on 9 November in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Study of 5M women shows when to start breast screening
November 14, 2019 -- A study of more than 5 million Swedish women released on 14 November in JAMA Oncology provides tangible guidance on when screening should begin for those with a family history of breast cancer. It suggests screening may need to start up to 14 years earlier than national guidelines recommend.  Discuss
German study finds mortality drop after breast screening
November 14, 2019 -- In a large cohort, German researchers observed a reduction in late-stage breast cancer incidence and mortality in women screened for breast cancer, which is most likely due to screening. Also, they noticed overdiagnosis was moderate.  Discuss
MRI safety: An urgent issue for an increasing crowd
November 13, 2019 -- The number of MRI accidents currently reported is only the tip of the iceberg, and we really need a more widespread, efficient, and accessible reporting system, writes Titti Owman from Lund, Sweden. She also addresses the safety risks and how to minimize them.  Discuss
SWE proves viable for diagnosing intracranial pressure
November 13, 2019 -- German researchers have found that shear-wave elastography (SWE) is a viable method for diagnosing increased intracranial pressure -- a condition that can accompany hydrocephalus -- in newborns and infants.  Discuss
Ultrasound comes up short on early rheumatoid arthritis
November 12, 2019 -- Can ultrasound provide a much-needed boost for treatment decisions and outcomes in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis by targeting imaging remission? Probably not, Norwegian researchers have concluded in a new study involving over 200 patients.  Discuss
CT highlights risk of lung inflammation from vaping
November 11, 2019 -- Fresh evidence has emerged of the health dangers of vaping. In a case report published by Archives of Disease in Childhood on 11 November, U.K. authors warn that the fluid in electronic cigarettes may cause life-threatening lung inflammation in those who are susceptible, after treating a teenage boy with respiratory failure.  Discuss
Deep learning advances in 3D quantification of body composition
November 11, 2019 -- Accurate fully automatic segmentation of subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, and psoas muscle from abdominal CT is feasible without human input. That's the main finding of new artificial intelligence research conducted at the Utrecht University Medical Center in the Netherlands.  Discuss
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