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November/December 2020

FEATURES

A New Starting Point
As health care providers worldwide work to reestablish a firm operational footing, AHRA has rolled out the Imaging Innovation Council, a collaborative that addresses gaps and opportunities within the imaging community.

Don’t (Need to) Hold Your Breath
Thanks in part to heightened awareness and improved technology, liver MRI screening has moved closer to the forefront of the imager’s repertoire. 

Sign of the Times
In a renewed effort to get out in front of the pandemic, radiologists are sharpening their expertise in recognizing COVID-19 on 3D ultrasound images of the pleural lining. 

Dose of Reality
Education and communication figure prominently in the effort to reduce exposure to unnecessary radiation dosage. Radiology Today tracks the emerging trends. 

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Editor’s Note
Year-End Assessment

AI Insights
Researchers believe AI analysis of chest CT is a valuable tool for clinical management of COVID-19.

Imaging Informatics
The anonymization of patient images for research purposes is a multifactorial process.

Women’s Imaging
Two thought leaders share their views on the role of referring physicians in the care of women with dense breasts. 

On the Case
A patient with recurrent malignant phyllodes tumor is discussed.

Oncology News
FLASH therapy is demonstrating the potential to shape the future of cancer treatment.

Product Showcase

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

September/October 2020

FEATURES

Preventive Measures
With patients weighing the risk of cancer vs COVID-19 exposure, mammography screening schedules became thoroughly derailed. We’ll examine ways practices can get back on proper footing. 

Quick Thinking
In critical triage situations, new tools and technologies are leveraging AI to give physicians an edge in stroke detection, red-flagging the most urgent cases and moving those in greatest need to the front of the line.

Imitation of Life
As 3D bioprinting continues to broaden the horizons of medical treatment, a new alliance has brought the industry to the doorstep of a stunning achievement—the ability to produce transplantable tissue.

Expanding Reality
Augmented reality is enabling physicians and patients to visualize the most intricate procedures in multiple dimensions. Personnel at the Cleveland Clinic report that AR has become integral to all phases of tumor ablation.

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Editor’s Note
Half a Year Onward

Reporter’s Notebook: News From SNMMI 2020
Studies of aging, pain, and tracers figured prominently at the annual conference.

Ultrasound News
High-resolution microultrasound is helping redefine the parameters of prostate cancer detection.

Datebook

2020 Buyers’ Guide

On the Case
A team from India analyzes a patient who has a ruptured renal angiomyolipoma associated with pregnancy.

MRI Monitor
Physicians worldwide are staying vigilant for signs of neurological symptoms in patients with COVID-19.

Second Opinions

 

July/August 2020

FEATURES

Sounding It Out
For many radiology practices getting a handle on COVID-19 accommodations, point-of-care ultrasound is proving to be a versatile go-to modality for critical lung imaging.  

Remote Outposts
In the DR space, vendors are offering remote diagnostics, streamlined supply chains, and innovative point-of-care options to stay ahead of the pandemic.

Shoring Up the Front Line
Current stressful conditions have left radiologic technologists particularly susceptible to burnout. We examine ways to keep stress to a minimum.

A Brighter Future
Amid an ever-increasing demand for imaging under suboptimal conditions, manufacturers are bringing brighter, higher-resolution display options to the table.

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Editor’s Note
New Views

Managing to Succeed
A growing number of practices are allowing radiologists to work remotely. Ensuring they have the accommodations they need, therefore, is critical.

Women’s Imaging
For women with dense breasts who are at average risk for breast cancer, Fast Breast MRI, an abbreviated screening option, may be an optimal choice.

Imaging Informatics
The Alaska Native Medical Center, a tribal health care installation, is addressing challenges associated with care delivery in the remotest of regions.

Oncology News
As the COVID-19 pandemic presses facilities to the limit, the time has never been better to perfect the art of precision radiation therapy.

On the Case

Product Showcase

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

June 2020

FEATURES

A Better Read on DBT
Respected industry voices are touting the benefits of digital breast tomosynthesis over traditional breast exam modalities. Providers and payers are finding that diagnostic efficiency and peace of mind can intersect at an optimal price point.

The Importance of Proper Form
Experts point out how ergonomics is tied to economics, and how a few key adjustments can represent a robust improvement in physical well-being, productivity, and morale among radiology staff.

Can You Hear Me Now?
A new alliance in the 5G realm is expanding imaging possibilities in the United States and beyond. Increased bandwidth, coupled with a healthy dose of outside-the-box thinking, promises next-level health care utility and availability.

Going the Distance
We check in with some experts regarding ways social distancing has prompted a renewed focus on teleradiology—and ponder the possibility that coronavirus-era protocols may have a lasting effect for the better. 

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Editor’s Note
Ready or Not …

CT Slice
On the Move

Ultrasound News
Rethinking Sonography

Interventional News
COVID-19 and the Interventional Radiologist

MRI Monitor
Long Spaceflights Affect Brain Volume

Products and Services

On the Case

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

May 2020

FEATURES

Imaging COVID-19
As a worldwide pandemic shapes the health care landscape, radiologists are doing their fair share, compiling real-time imaging repositories and adapting AI algorithms to save precious time.  

A Picture of Sadness
The blossoming field of psychoradiology is showing that radiologists can substantially contribute to the diagnosis of patients with depression and related mental issues.

Alternate Routes
Considerable attention is being paid to safety, economy, and scale in the cath lab. We’ll bring you the latest on developments and prospects.

Down to Specifics
Theranostic innovations involving prostate-specific antigens figured prominently at SNMMI 2019, and recent initiatives are advancing the narrative. 

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Editor’s Note
Taking On a New Role

Managing to Succeed
Failure to Communicate

Oncology News
Biology-Guided Radiation Therapy

Interventional News
Unilateral Decision

Women’s Imaging
A Look Ahead

On the Case

Products and Services

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

April 2020

FEATURES

A Broader Platform
Recent innovations are delivering radiologists an expanded palette in the MR space. We’ll take a look at some developments that are shaping the conversation and the outlook, for now and the near future. 

Not the Usual Kid Stuff
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has added its voice to the growing movement that says PET/MRI, rather than traditional PET/CT, is the right fit for pediatric patients. 

Diverse Views
Find out how accomplished female radiologists are making inroads into what traditionally has been a male-dominated profession, while inspiring others to follow their example.  

Critical Communication
For many a medical practice, postexam follow-up has left much to be desired. We’ll see how radiologists can harness technology and savvy to get an efficient system dialed in.

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Editor’s Note
The Basis of Value in Radiology

Women’s Imaging
Early Warning

CT Slice
CT Deemed Leading Coronavirus Diagnostic Tool; COVID-19 Imaging Features Clarified

Billing and Coding
Is There a Pediatric Code for That?

Imaging Informatics
A Helping Hand

On the Case

Products and Services

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

March 2020

FEATURES

One-Stop Shop
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has prototyped a Hybrid Procedural Suite that incorporates an array of imaging modalities into one patent-centric theater. The result, they say, represents a quantum leap forward in tumor ablation.

Second Sight
Radiology Today profiles high-tech holography that can couple a 3D anatomical rendering with real-time observation of a patient’s body. Though the possibilities are endless, clinicians are harnessing its ability to address the particulars of rib injuries, spinal matters, and pediatric cardiology. 

Hocus POCUS?
Point-of-care ultrasound has blossomed into a go-to modality for time-sensitive situations. However, as technological advancements may be outpacing regulatory agencies and safety protocols, some are suggesting that radiologists tap the brakes.

Smooth Moves
In the modern radiology practice, the fluoroscopy room is being called upon to accommodate an ever-expanding array of must-haves. We’ll take a look at the ways a number of innovators are answering the call. 

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
Expanded Repertoire

MRI Monitor
Bedside Manner

Imaging Informatics
Putting AI to Work in Radiology Screening

News Scan

Products and Services

Oncology News
Magnetized Molecules Monitor Breast Cancer

On the Case

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

February 2020

FEATURES

2020 Vision
The new decade promises continued strides in radiologic imaging quality, while the industry remains steadfast in its commitment to low-dose protocols. Find out the latest ingenious ways manufacturers and practitioners are honoring these imperatives.   

Mammographer’s Helper
Merging troves of databased records with compelling proof-of-concept diagnostics, AI is poised to tip the scales in favor of female patients and physicians in need of timely, accurate information.

Digging the Ditch
The mainstay of radiological image sharing for decades, compact discs have gradually fallen out of fashion with providers and patients. As cutting-edge alternatives continue to gain traction, some are saying it’s time for the industry to bid farewell to the CD for good.  

Reporter’s Notebook: News From RSNA 2019
Radiology Today shares a series of essential bulletins from the industry’s premier conference.  

Searching for a Better Fit
Mergers and consolidations are reshaping the health care landscape, and the effects resonate deeply within the radiology industry. Experts say the right moves at the right time can represent the difference between obsolescence and prosperity.

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Editor’s Note
New Visions

CT Slice
Study Looks at Motorized Scooter Injuries

Managing to Succeed
Achieving Radiology Department Excellence

Imaging Informatics
Filling the Gaps in Imaging Workflow

Datebook

Ultrasound News
Sound Judgment 

On the Case

Second Opinions

January 2020

FEATURES

Where Rubber Meets the Road
AI is becoming a more prevalent part of the radiologist’s tool kit, and future adoption offers a wide variety of opportunities ranging from decision support to image acquisition.

5 Things to Watch in 2020
RSNA is always a harbinger of the year ahead in radiology. Check out our annual list of topics that we expect to hear more about.  

Locked Down
In assuring that DR data are protected and secure from cyberattacks, prevention is the first and most important step. Find out how the radiology industry is using current cybersecurity technology to protect data and ensure security.

Getting Real
A new process called black-blood cinematic rendering offers a uniquely photorealistic look at the inside of the heart. The pioneering researchers behind this technique speak on its advantages and the possibilities it offers for the future of CT imaging.

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Editor’s Note
Radiology in the Mind’s Eye

Imaging Informatics
Structural Challenge

Interventional News
A New Course

Billing and Coding
Nuclear Medicine in the 2020 Spotlight

Products and Services

Ultrasound News
A Winning Combination

On the Case

Product Showcase

Datebook

Second Opinions