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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
Global celebrations mark International Day of Radiology
November 8, 2019 -- The International Day of Radiology was celebrated around the world on 8 November as radiology professionals observed the anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen's discovery of x-rays on this date in 1895.  Discuss
Italians use 3D printing to enhance safety in upper GI surgery
November 8, 2019 -- A group of Italian researchers developed 3D-printed models of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract to provide important benefits to the surgical management of a patient with a compressed esophagus. The team has shared its clinical experiences in an online article posted by BMC Surgery.  Discuss
FDG-PET/CT has limits in esophageal cancer follow-up
November 7, 2019 -- FDG-PET/CT might be considered a double-edged sword when it comes to esophageal cancer. The modality fell short of identifying some higher tumor regression grades, but it detected interval metastases during post-treatment surveillance in a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
New details emerge of 2nd MRI accident in Sweden
November 6, 2019 -- Reports appeared in the Swedish press on Tuesday about a second MRI accident that occurred in the coastal town of Varberg in April. This follows the recent incident at Sunderby Hospital in Luleå, where forensic experts have now completed their site inspection.  Discuss
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