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Study rejects mammography's role in reducing mortality
September 13, 2018 -- The findings of a new Danish-Norwegian study are reviving the claim that the recent drop in breast cancer mortality is not due to mammography screening but rather the result of improved treatment. The authors assert it's time to consider alternatives to mammography screening -- such as breast palpation by physicians.  Discuss
Does radiology have a bullying problem?
September 12, 2018 -- LIVERPOOL - Bullying and harassment are serious endemic problems in some radiology departments, and urgent action is required to promote teamwork and ensure patient care does not suffer, delegates were told on 11 September at the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists annual congress.  Discuss
CT pioneer Ian Isherwood dies
September 11, 2018 -- The U.K. radiologist responsible for much of the important early clinical development of CT, Dr. Ian Isherwood, died on 3 September at the age of 87. Tributes are already flowing in for a key figure in the history of European medical imaging.  Discuss
DBT + mammo improves cancer detection, increases recalls
September 10, 2018 -- In a substudy of a large digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) trial, Italian researchers found screen reading using DBT with either acquired or synthesized 2D mammography generally improved breast cancer detection compared with 2D mammography alone but also increased false-positive recalls.  Discuss
3D-printed guides cut maxillofacial surgery time by 33%
September 7, 2018 -- Swiss researchers have created patient-specific 3D-printed surgical guides to enhance the visualization of craniomaxillofacial fractures. Planning facial reconstruction using these 3D-printed models led to significant reductions in operating time and costs.  Discuss
Physician burnout puts patients at risk
September 6, 2018 -- Physician burnout not only affects physicians but also may put patients at risk, according to a meta-analysis published online on September 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine. U.K. researchers found that patients treated by exhausted physicians were twice as likely to experience safety incidents.  Discuss
Strickland: Outsourcing spending is unsustainable
September 5, 2018 -- U.K. outsourcing costs have doubled in just three years, and a shortage of at least 1,600 radiologists is anticipated by 2022, according to a report released on 5 September by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Urgent action is vital, said RCR President Dr. Nicola Strickland.  Discuss
20 new golden rules of radiology
September 5, 2018 -- Always report in date order, introduce yourself, dress smartly, and don't criticize colleagues. These are four of the new rules of radiology developed by Dr. Paul McCoubrie. We present the third in his series of articles about the specialty's uber-truths.  Discuss
RSNA launches AI challenge to detect pneumonia on x-rays
September 4, 2018 -- The RSNA has launched its second annual machine-learning challenge: The RSNA Pneumonia Detection Challenge invites teams to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to identify and localize pneumonia in chest x-rays, with top submissions to be recognized at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
U.K. group's fast cardiac MRI protocol passes test in Peru
September 3, 2018 -- A fast-scanning cardiac MRI protocol first developed and tested in the U.K. has been successfully used in Peru, according to research published on 29 August. Researchers believe the study proves the technique is well-suited for providing cardiac MRI in developing countries.  Discuss
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