Senate ACA repeal vote delayed as support wavers June 27, 2017 -- U.S. Senate Republicans have delayed a vote on their bill to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). It's believed that the GOP postponed the vote on the bill until after the July 4 recess as it was unable to muster the 50 votes needed to begin debate, according to a Politico report.
Gadolinium retention in brain may be underestimated June 27, 2017 -- Gadolinium retention in the brain may be more widespread than previous studies have shown, and it may not be limited to patients with brain abnormalities such as a tumor or infection, according to new research published online June 27 in Radiology.
ACR reaffirms support for annual mammography at 40 June 27, 2017 -- Women at average risk for breast cancer should start annual mammography screening at the age of 40, according to American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines published online June 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Is postmortem imaging acceptable to Muslims? June 27, 2017 -- Muslims living in both Europe and the Middle East prefer postmortem imaging over conventional autopsy, believing it preserves the dignity of the corpse, but they prefer autopsy in cases of homicide or suicide, new research has found.
Fujitsu develops AI to analyze CT studies June 27, 2017 -- Fujitsu Laboratories has unveiled artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology that can find and retrieve CT studies of patients who have similar diseases.
Do women really care about the 'harms' of mammography? June 26, 2017 -- Women don't appear to be getting the message about the alleged "harms" of mammography -- much to the chagrin of breast screening's critics. In a survey published on June 26 in JAMA Internal Medicine, women rated the benefits of mammography as being far more important to them than its harms.
Radiology billing must adapt to patient consumerism June 26, 2017 -- The rise of patient consumerism in healthcare is creating challenges for radiology practices. Practices may need to change their billing procedures to meet the new patient demands and expectations, according to a new column by Carin Carlson of Healthcare Administrative Partners.
ACOG sticks to 40 for breast screening, with caveats June 23, 2017 -- Breast screening should be offered to women starting at age 40, but screening should start only after a woman discusses the best age at which to begin with her physician, according to updated guidelines released June 22 by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Is ferumoxytol the alternative to gadolinium MRI agents? June 23, 2017 -- Given the concerns over the discovery of trace amounts of gadolinium in brain tissue long after contrast-enhanced MRI scans, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles are reporting early success with an iron-based compound, ferumoxytol, to image a wide range of pediatric and adult patients.
Breast density doesn't increase mammo radiation dose June 23, 2017 -- Although there are factors that can boost a woman's dose during a mammography exam, breast density isn't one of them, according to a study published June 7 in the Breast Journal. The findings are good news for women with dense tissue.