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Identifying lung cancer screening eligible patients with simplified criteria
Almost nine million individuals in the U.S. are estimated to be eligible for low-dose CT lung cancer screening but how to efficiently and economically identify these individuals can be challenging. Researchers propose using a set of five criteria with information extractable from patients’ EHRs as pre-screening tools.


Imaging of transgender patients: findings and complications
There are an estimated 1.6 million transgender adults in the United States and this number is expected to grow. With the increasing prevalence of gender reassignment surgery, radiologists need to be prepared to interpret post-operative imaging examinations and be cognizant of imaging exams and findings of gender-reassigned patients in ensuing years after their transitions.

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Measurements of normal fetal brains using 3D volume in utero MRI
Ultra-fast in utero MRI used to measure the volumes of the intracranial compartments of fetuses is performed when ultrasound suggests that a fetus has structural brain abnormalities. Measurements of normal fetuses with gestational ages of 19 through 36 weeks have been published in European Radiology.


Half-dose gadobutrol shows breast lesions on 3T DCE breast MRI
A half-dose of gadobutral intravenous contrast agent can accurately detect breast lesions as small as 0.4 cm on dynamic contrast-enhanced breast MRI. A preliminary study lays the groundwork for testing gadolinium-based contrast agents in MRI exams to confirm feasibility.

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New multiple myeloma imaging guidelines published
The International Myeloma Working Group of the International Myeloma Foundation has published new recommendations for imaging examinations to diagnose and monitor patients with suspected and/or confirmed multiple myeloma and other plasma-cell disorders.

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Reducing pain of children having nuclear medicine exams
Having multiple strategies to reduce pain experienced by children receiving injections of radiotracers prior to nuclear medicine exams can improve the experience. A retrospective study of pain experienced by 196 children, published in Pediatric Radiology, suggests that combining two or more pharmacological interventions may be more effective than a single one.

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Samsung launches digital radiography platform at AHRA 2019
FDA clears Bayer’s Gadavist® contrast agent for use in cardiac MRI
Canon Medical launches ENCORE Orian MR upgrade program
INSIGHTEC Exablate Neuro receives FDA and CE Mark for use with GE Healthcare MRI system

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