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AI is not a be-all-end-all solution, but with human intervention, it could be useful in alleviating workload burdens on radiology departments.

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Pelvic Puzzle
Radiologists set out to discover the cause of pelvic pain plaguing a significant percentage of women.

Talk on the Street
Results are mixed on the utility of large language models, but radiologists are hopeful that fine-tuning and more time could make them a valuable asset.

Subtle Contrast
Technological advancements are making it easier than ever to ensure optimal doses of contrast agents for MR, CT, and ultrasound patients.

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Farther Afield
By Joseph Ryan, MD, and Alex Merkulov, MD

A 60-year-old man with a personal history of right-sided renal cell carcinoma, status post partial nephrectomy approximately six months prior, presented to the emergency department (ED) with a two-week history of a rash (diffuse palpable purpura) that started on his lower extremities and subsequently moved up to his torso and arms. The patient also reported a two-day history of new-onset abdominal pain, which was progressively worsening. He had no nausea, vomiting, or fever. He was recently evaluated by dermatology, underwent a skin biopsy, and was told that he had immunoglobulin A (IgA) vasculitis. He was completing his prescribed prednisone taper when his abdominal symptoms began. He reported that his skin findings were improving. A contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen and pelvis was obtained to investigate the etiology of the patient’s new-onset abdominal pain. Continue reading »
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