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November/December 2022

FEATURES

No Hocus Pocus
With radiologist shortages at an all-time high, point-of-care ultrasound is poised to facilitate faster diagnoses, potentially preventing additional burdens on radiology departments.

Fielding Questions
Hardware and software advancements are making low- and mid-field MRI attractive to manufacturers.

Reading the Audience
Interactive radiology reports may help patients understand their medical conditions better, but can they be crafted to avoid radiologist burnout?

Scaled Down
Synchrotron X-ray offers a promising solution to the notoriously difficult task of detecting subtle brain injuries.

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Editor’s Note
A Cornucopia of Radiology

AI Insights
AI developers are learning ways to beat biases in medical AI algorithms.

Interventional News
New minimally invasive IR procedures drastically reduce back pain in patients.

Women’s Imaging
New on-demand training is making it easier for physicians to maintain their mammography qualifications.

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CT Slice
Radiologists and others in the health care field are taking steps to minimize the impact of
potential future contrast media shortages.

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On the Case
Radiologists discover a case of Rosai-Dorfman disease.

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October 2022

FEATURES

A Matter of Access
Access to quality, local mammography centers is a hindrance to care in underserved communities. Hospitals and mammography centers are bridging these gaps by bringing equipment to communities.

Search and Destroy
A new treatment for prostate cancer offers promising results in destroying cancer cells and minimizing harm to normal cells.

Impactful Imaging
An in-stadium MRI machine makes diagnosing injured football players quick, but installing the technology comes with challenges.

Helping Hand or Too Many Cooks?
AI that detects lung cancer could revolutionize the field of radiology, making diagnoses quicker and more accurate.

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Editor’s Note
Inroads to Access

AI News
Radiologists are teaming up to gather data on IPF, a deadly lung disease, utilizing AI to more quickly diagnose and treat those who are affected.

Women’s Imaging
Researchers are experimenting with federated learning, a type of AI, to improve breast imaging data.

Reporter’s Notebook
News From SNMMI 2022

Ultrasound News
Learn how Inteleos, a nonprofit global health care certification organization, is advancing its goal to provide maternal care in underserved communities.

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On the Case
Radiologists discover a case of herpes simplex virus encephalitis.

Datebook

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August/September 2022

FEATURES

Contrast Considerations
A COVID-19 outbreak in Shanghai, China, resulted in a shortage of contrast media. Radiology departments identify the issues it presented and address ways of preventing future hindrances.

Welcome to the Federation
Federated learning, a kind of AI model training that does not require data sharing, could revolutionize AI algorithms, giving them a wider pool of data from which to make predictions with greater accuracy.

A Bone to Pick
Advances in software programs could help radiologists more effectively use X-ray to better diagnose complicated bone fractures, reveal bone health, and predict future fractures.

Raising Your Voice (Capability)
Speech recognition experts detail the most effective means of utilizing the software to improve workflow and reduce errors.

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Editor’s Note
Controlling for the Uncontrollable

Nuc Med News
With supply chain issues an ongoing concern, companies explore new ways of producing medical isotopes.

Reporter’s Notebook

2022 Annual Buyers’ Guide

Datebook

On the Case
Radiologists discover a case of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.

Patient Safety
Radiology departments are identifying risks to patient safety and finding ways to mitigate them.

Second Opinions

 

June/July 2022

FEATURES

Count Them In
Photon counting is a new method of capturing X-ray data from CT, providing spectral information, high resolution, and speed at a low dose.

Delving Into Density
Mammography providers are required to inform patients about their breast density, but this information is subjective. Enter an AI tool that can accurately and consistently classify breast density on mammograms.

Child’s Play
From a tabletop unit akin to a toy Barbie scanner to themed imaging rooms, Radiology Today examines the latest trends in pediatric MRI.

Track and Treat
Marrying PET/CT to the linear accelerator, the first system of its kind enables radiation oncologists to perform PET imaging in real time.

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Editor’s Note
An Expanding Toolkit

Fluoroscopy News
Fluoroscopy continues to meet the demand for high-precision, minimally invasive procedures.

DR News
Fast, low-dose, 3D tomosynthesis diversifies into a growing range of applications.

Molecular Imaging News
Recent news includes a new deep learning method to aid in the diagnosis of parkinsonian diseases.

On the Case
Radiologists uncover a rare case of endometriosis.

Ultrasound News
Medical technology companies continue to advance their ultrasound systems to meet the ergonomic needs of sonographers.

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

May 2022

FEATURES

CDS Is Coming!
You may have heard this one already, but you really should start preparing for the penalty phase of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ appropriate use criteria requirement.

Embracing the Dark Side
A new X-ray technique shows promise for identifying lung pathology much earlier, with much less radiation than current screening protocols.

Bringing Work Home
As in many other professions, the pandemic has accelerated the work-from-home trend among radiologists. Check out the latest tech to make the transition easier.

Hot and Cold
When it comes to lung sarcoma treatments, ablation proponents believe microwave ablation and cryoablation should be moved to the front of the line.

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Editor’s Note
Future Tense

AI Insights
AI-assisted workflow offers potential benefits for the ultrasound department.

Women’s Imaging
Researchers say swollen lymph nodes from COVID vaccines should not delay women from getting mammograms.

MRI Monitor
Here’s a primer on the challenges of interpreting cardiac MRIs.

CT Slice
Although iodine is often blamed for contrast reactions, evidence suggests that there are other causes.

News Scan

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On the Case
Radiologists uncover a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula.

Interventional News

Datebook

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March/April 2022

FEATURES

Crossing the Barrier
Getting medication through the blood-brain barrier has become a top priority in the medical profession, as early intervention can ward off the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s. A new technique incorporating focused ultrasound offers a great deal of promise in the treatment of brain cancer.   

A Joint Resolution
We take a look at recent advancements in embolization and ablation geared toward reducing pain and improving quality of life for those suffering ailments of the knee. 

Virtually Unstoppable
Augmented and virtual reality are roadmapping a two-way street in all aspects of the profession—mentoring, diagnosis, decision support, IR—from the most remote geographical outliers all the way to the patient’s internal anatomy.

Uno ‘Dose Trace’
In an industry where undue stress is already being placed on frontline personnel, we get the scoop on everything being done—including cutting-edge AI-supported metrics—to minimize dose exposure for techs and patients.

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Editor’s Note
Springing Forward

Imaging Informatics
A CMIO offers tips for closing critical gaps in care. 

MRI Monitor
A research team demonstrates that intrauterine contraceptive devices can produce hormonal effects detectable with breast MRI.

Imaging Ergonomics
Lessons from a reading room renovation.

Managing to Succeed
We examine key financial trends in the health care sector and dial in on those that are most pertinent to radiology.

On the Case
A medical team differentiates meningiomas from similar mass lesions.

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

January/February 2022

FEATURES

A Study in Hipness
As the learning curve on hip replacement surgery evolves, MRI is proving to be a valuable utility, particularly in the event of adverse tissue reactions on the part of those undergoing asymptomatic hip resurfacing and arthroplasty.

5 Things to Watch in 2022
Our annual look ahead at the year to come in radiology focuses on some of the most intriguing developments we’ve noted at RSNA and elsewhere.  

How You Slice It
Longtime contributor Keith Loria takes a deep dive into what’s setting the trends in the CT realm at the dawn of 2022.   

Who’s Minding the AI?
The FDA and other regulatory bodies are contemplating the life-and-death consequences associated with the AI/machine learning industry and weighing in on the oversight of a market that increases in complexity, seemingly on a daily basis.

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Editor’s Note
A Little of This, and a Little of That

DR News
It’s always a good time to brush up on cultural competency and how to fully connect with diverse radiology team members. 

Billing and Coding
Take a look at this year’s regulatory, reimbursement, and coding updates that affect radiology. 

Ultrasound News
Research suggests that a wearable head scanner can revolutionize photoacoustic imaging of the brain.

Products and Services

On the Case
In an unusual case, a 20-year-old woman presents with a tubular adenoma of the breast.

Women’s Imaging
We weigh the benefits of radioactive vs magnetic seed localization for patients with breast cancer.

Datebook

Second Opinions