Bridging the Digital Gap for Breast Cancer Screening

Bridging the Digital Gap for Breast Cancer Screening

Bridging the Digital Gap for Breast Cancer Screening While radiologists update their practices with new technology, a study published August 30 in Radiology Business suggests that breast cancer screening locations should continue their non-digital channels — for appointment scheduling, participation in community health programs, as well as maintaining mobile mammography screening in mobile settings close…

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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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The Future of Amyloid-fighting Drugs Alzheimer’s Disease and Radiology

The Future of Amyloid-fighting Drugs Alzheimer's Disease and Radiology

In the next few years, expect amyloid-fighting drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease to be an emerging category of more commonly-used monoclonal antibodies. Researchers, led by Petrice Cogswell, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic, recommend that both neuroradiologists and general radiologists become familiar with the treatment-related side effects caused by amyloid-related imaging abnormalities (ARIAs). The researchers’…

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Preoperative Prostate MRI Underutilized

Preoperative Prostate MRI Underutilized

  A study published June 16 in the Journal of Urology reveals that preoperative prostate MRI exams are significantly underutilized even in communities where MRI is easily accessible. Pre-op prostate MRI exams help improve surgical outcomes for prostate cancer patients — a prostate MRI provides details of tumor characteristics, useful in surgical planning. The retrospective…

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Chest CT Scans Reveal Effectiveness of Different COVID Vaccines

Chest CT Scans Reveal Effectiveness of Different COVID Vaccines

Emerging research about the ability of a chest CT scan to differentiate the efficacy of various COVID-19 vaccines could help dispel vaccine hesitancy. A new study, published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, highlights the critical knowledge gained from a retrospective view of chest CT scans of patients who developed COVID pneumonia. The study was…

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