Ethnicity and Race Linked to Delays in Follow-ups for Mammograms

Ethnicity and Race Linked to Delays in Follow-ups for Mammograms

Black, Hispanic, and Asian women are almost one-and-a-half times more likely than white women not to follow-up on mammograms considered incomplete by the BI-RADS scoring system. The BI-RADS scoring system provides radiologists with a shared, standardized terminology to use as they describe and classify their findings. The system gives a score of 0 for exams…

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Two Studies Show that Expanded Eligibility for Lung Cancer Screening Doesn’t Eliminate Disparities

Two Studies Show that Expanded Eligibility for Lung Cancer Screening Doesn't Eliminate Disparities

  Although the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF)’s 2021 recommendations for expanded eligibility for low-dose CT lung cancer screenings, two studies revealed that expanded eligibility doesn’t translate into increased utilization of low-dose CT lung cancer screenings among Black adults. A study published September 2 in JAMA Network Open states that increasing eligibility alone is…

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Working Remotely Lowers Radiologist Burnout

Working Remotely Lowers Radiologist Burnout

A study just published in Clinical Radiology studied radiologists at Penn State Hershey Medical Center who took part in a flexible schedule that allowed participants to work from home for part of each week. The study was conducted from soon after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic through March 2021 — as radiology practices shifted…

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Cryoablation and its Effects on Cancer Pain

Cryoablation and its Effects on Cancer Pain

An underappreciated use of cryoablation is increasing — pain management in cancer patients. A 2021 study released by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) confirms that cryoablation is a safe, effective treatment of pain caused by metastatic bone tumors. An article by J. David Prologo, an interventional radiologist at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, published…

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Decreased Mammography in Breast Cancer Survivors

Decreased Mammography in Breast Cancer Survivors

Surveillance mammography has decreased over the last decade and a half. A study of 141,672 breast cancer survivors recently published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN), reveals that annual mammograms among breast cancer survivors declined from 74.1% to 67.1% in the 12 years between 2004 and 2016. All of those included…

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