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MRI still outperforms PET/MRI to diagnose brain metastases in NSCLC patients
The ability of 18F-FDG PET/MRI to have high diagnostic competence in the evaluation of diverse malignant tumors has been impressive. But this hybrid imaging technique cannot improve upon MRI to reveal brain metastases in newly diagnosed patients with non-small cell lung cancer, a multi-institutional German team of radiologists advise in an article published in Acta Radiologica.

Pulmonary nodules in healthy children visible on chest CT
Lung nodules visible on chest computed tomography in a child with a diagnosed malignancy generates great concern. But children, like adults, can have benign nodules present in their lungs prior to developing cancer. Radiologists at Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht, the Netherlands, describe the frequency and characteristics of pulmonary nodules visible on CT images of 72 healthy children.

Snapshot study: Response to radiology report follow-up recommendations at D.C. hospital
The significance of radiology report content has significantly increased with the decrease in direct communication between the ordering physician and the interpreting radiologist. To determine how well clinical recommendations made in these reports are followed, radiologists in Washington D.C. conducted a 30-day “snapshot” analysis.

The importance of reporting incidental findings for non-cardiac chest CT
Non-cardiac chest CT is one of the most commonly ordered exams for an initial evaluation of thoracic disorders. Improvements in CT technology have decreased the number of artifacts caused by motion. As a result, incidental findings are becoming more visible. Should radiologists report these incidental findings? A study by Italian radiologists from Milan addresses this question.

U.S. Multi-site clinical trial launched to evaluate 3D whole breast US system
The University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles has launched a clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of a 3D whole-breast ultrasound system. It is one of eight sites in the United States recruiting at least 10,000 asymptomatic dense-breasted women to participate.

Gadoxetic acid enhanced MRI identifies prognosis of liver cancer patients
Gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI can predict which patients with liver cancer may have a poor prognosis, according to a study published in Medicine. Such information can aid in treatment planning for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and also help identify which patients should be closely monitored for signs of early recurrance after treatment. South Korean researchers report the findings of a study comparing how grade of HCC enhancement and poorly differentiated HCC seen on MRI compares with histologic grade and poor prognoses.

ACR releases LI-RADS guidelines for ultrasound imaging
The American College of Radiology has published an updated version of its Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS®) for liver cancer screening and surveillance ultrasound imaging examinations.

ACR releases Cardiovascular MR catheterization feasible and safe for children
Children with heart disease often require multiple cardiac catheterization procedures, each one exposing a young patient to a significant radiation dose. Cardiovascular MR catheterization for adults is proven to be a safe, effective, efficient, and non-ionizing radiation procedure comparable to x-ray cardiac catheterization and it is also appropriate for pediatric patients, according to an article published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

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