What radiologists need to know about injectable facial fillers
As populations age in affluent economies, the number of women — and even men — having cosmetic injectable facial rejuvenation treatments is skyrocketing. Radiologists need to be knowledgeable of the appearances of fillers to avoid misinterpretation of MRI and PET-CT examinations. An article in Insights into Imaging provides a detailed, concise, well-illustrated review.
Jugular vein single-stick tunneled central venous access feasible for neonates
The placement of central venous catheters is performed in neonates and infants can be a difficult process to perform and is not without risk to the newborn patient. A technique using a single-stick to place a tunneled central venous catheter in the jugular vein is being advocated for these fragile patients to preserve upper extremity veins, to avoid femoral vein placement, and to potentially reduce the risk of venous thrombosis. This technique has now been validated as safe and technically feasible by interventional radiologists at three leading pediatric hospitals, who reported their experiences in Pediatric Radiology.
Improving follow-up imaging recommendations with an electronic ED discharge module
What can be done to improve adherence by discharged emergency patients to follow-up imaging recommendations by radiologists who discover non-urgent but clinically significant findings? Brigham and Women’s Hospital implemented an electronic discharge instruction module relating to non-urgent radiology findings that should have follow-up imaging tests. It has made a positive impact, radiologists report in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
How to perform whole-body PET/MRI on pediatric patients
Performing a whole-body integrated PET/MRI examination on a pediatric patient can be challenging, especially since integrated PET/MRI scanners are not yet in widespread use. Radiologists at Stanford University have been early adopters of the technology and were among the first to use the system for children in North America. A team of Stanford pediatric radiologists share a step-by-step protocol for staging of children with cancer in the Journal of Visualized Experiments.
What radiologists want in a diagnostic workstation workspace
Radiologists may benefit more using a diagnostic workstation with a dual non-imaging monitor display configuration with respect to convenience and workflow productivity than a single one, radiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center suggest. This recommendation is based on a survey of academic radiologists, whose findings are published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Dual-energy digital radiography improves pneumothorax detection
Pneumothoraces, especially small ones, can be better detected by bone-subtracted dual-energy digital radiographs than by conventional chest radiography, according to a French study published in Academic Radiology. This is especially true for clinicians — whether radiologists or non-radiologists — less experienced in identifying pneumothorax.
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