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Conebeam CT more comfortable than mammography
September 27, 2019 -- The majority of women find conebeam CT (CBCT) a more comfortable option for breast cancer screening than mammography, largely because CBCT does not involve compression, according to a study published online on 16 September in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Software choice can dictate lung screening recall rates
September 26, 2019 -- The choice of volumetry software used to measure nodules on CT lung cancer screening examinations may have a substantial impact on the recall rate for follow-up examinations, according to a new study from the U.K. The authors have emphasized the need to validate the software to deliver effective screening.  Discuss
Lancet: Many AI studies lack quality and depth
September 25, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can detect diseases from medical imaging with similar levels of accuracy as healthcare professionals, according to a new meta-analysis published on 24 September by Lancet Digital Health. However, the authors admit that only a tiny proportion of studies were of sufficient quality to be included in the analysis.  Discuss
5 facts to know about the JFR president
September 25, 2019 -- Dr. Catherine Adamsbaum is the president of France's national radiology congress (JFR), which begins on 11 October. How did she get to be where she is today, and where does she see radiology heading? In this profile, we paint a fuller picture of the person behind this year's presidency.  Discuss
What's the best minimum age for breast biopsies?
September 24, 2019 -- For a woman with a breast lump, biopsy is usually undertaken in those over the age of 25. However, the limit could probably be extended to 35 years without having a substantial effect on diagnostic accuracy, if certain criteria were adopted, according to an experienced clinical radiologist from the U.K.  Discuss
Can an AI algorithm fool radiologists?
September 23, 2019 -- A type of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called a generative adversarial network can learn to insert suspicious lesions into -- or remove them from -- mammograms, but the technology isn't yet capable of fooling radiologists, according to Swiss research posted online on 10 September in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
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
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