Adding CAD to DBT can cut reading time by 14%
December 18, 2018 -- The addition of computer-aided detection (CAD) to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) interpretation can reduce reading time by 14% -- for both beginner and experienced readers, according to a study published online on 13 December in European Radiology.  Discuss
Machine learning can generate realistic breast phantoms
December 17, 2018 -- Dutch and Italian researchers have used machine-learning algorithms to generate "superresolution" digital breast phantoms. They are now working to develop dynamic contrast-enhanced dedicated breast CT, which may prove useful for many stages of breast cancer care.  Discuss
U.K. review finds only 5K women missed breast screening
December 14, 2018 -- An independent review of the recent U.K. breast screening debacle has found that only 5,000 women actually missed invitations to screening appointments, down sharply from the 450,000 originally estimated. The review panel also noted that U.K. public health authorities initially overstated the magnitude of the problem, causing unnecessary anxiety among women.  Discuss
U.K. regulator recommends prostate MRI before biopsy
December 14, 2018 -- The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the U.K. has supported the use of multiparametric MRI as a frontline tool in English hospitals to scan for prostate cancer, but the Royal College of Radiologists has already expressed concerns over the shortage of equipment to cope with the additional examinations.  Discuss
Imaging reveals subtle brain alterations in gaming addiction
December 14, 2018 -- New research involving the use of functional MRI has shown that internet gaming disorder is associated with gender-specific changes in the brain. Men have alterations in brain regions that affect impulse control, while women do not, according to a presentation at the RSNA 2018 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
A lesson on how to improve PET/MRI performance
December 13, 2018 -- Working with PET/MRI can be complex and time-consuming, but a group of German clinicians has embraced the hybrid modality by adjusting protocols and imaging sequences to greatly reduce scan times and improve the patient experience.  Discuss
Hospitals fall short on cybersecurity, report shows
December 12, 2018 -- Fresh evidence has emerged of the lack of staff training in cybersecurity and the serious problems facing hospitals in the ongoing struggle against increasingly sophisticated attacks. The findings from a new survey show that a quarter of U.K. hospitals have no staff with security qualifications.  Discuss
TOF PET/MRI reduces dose for breast cancer detection
December 12, 2018 -- Clinicians can use as little as 10% of the conventional FDG dose and still produce diagnostic-quality images to detect breast cancer using a time-of-flight (TOF) imaging technique with PET/MRI, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Consultant radiologist in Ireland is suspended
December 12, 2018 -- The Republic of Ireland's High Court has ordered the suspension of a radiologist from University Hospital Kerry for various offenses, according to a 10 December report in the Irish Mirror.  Discuss
Why England is correct to review breast-screening approach
December 11, 2018 -- The National Health Service in England has begun a long-term plan to evaluate its strategy for breast cancer screening. This review is long overdue, write Drs. László Tabár and Peter B. Dean. They stress the importance of early detection and treatment.  Discuss
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