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April 2021

FEATURES

A New Focus
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals a new treatment option for Parkinson’s disease symptoms: MR-guided focused ultrasound subthalamotomy. While the procedure is less invasive than other ablative options and results are promising, it comes with side effects.

Buried Treasure
Emerging research blending imaging with AI is spearheading breakthroughs in cancer treatment decisions. Using radiomics, researchers are mining archival MRI, PET, and CT scans to identify markers that can help determine the best course of action.

Moving Target

While traditional methods of reducing radiation dose to patients and technologists continue to be utilized and refined, new techniques, such as refining patient positioning and tracking health care worker exposure, are making a difference.

The Gorilla in the Room
When interpreting scans, readers of all experience levels are susceptible to confirmation bias and/or inattentional blindness—the tendency to overlook something readily apparent while on the lookout for something else. Researchers are getting to the bottom of this and offering strategies.

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Editor’s Note

MRI Monitor
Close attention is being paid to COVID-19 and heart irregularities among collegiate athletes.

Radiography News
Medical personnel in more than 10 countries are using a new AI algorithm to reliably red-flag COVID-19 characteristics.

CT Slice
Radiomics is leading to an improved understanding of adverse outcomes in underserved populations.

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On the Case
A medical team from Dallas examines a patient who presented with an alcohol-related pancreaticopleural fistula.

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