Evaluating breast pain following negative mammogram: Is US needed?
Should a patient with breast pain whose mammogram is normal also have a breast ultrasound examination? Unless the patient is presenting with multiple symptoms, such as nipple discharge or palpable concerns, research conducted at Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan suggests not. In an article published online in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, radiologists reported that mammography alone was effective in excluding malignancy in a study of over 500 women with isolated complaints of breast pain

Teamwork in prenatal evaluations: The role of radiologists and genetic counselors
Radiologists should be part of genetic counseling teams who provide information and advice to expectant parents in the diagnosis and management of complex fetal anomalies. They both have distinct perspectives and expertise which can be extremely beneficial for expectant parents. These specialists at the Fetal Medicine Institute of Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., make their case in an article published in the April issue of Pediatric Radiology.

SIR publishes updated guidelines for stroke interventions
The Society for Interventional Radiology (SIR) has published updated guidelines and standards of practice for the nonsurgical, image-guided interventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke in the April issue of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Eleven other medical organizations have endorsed these, which update best-practice recommendations published in 2013.

ACR and SBI recommend earlier BC screening for African-Americans
The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) have issued a joint recommended that African-American women have a breast cancer risk assessment at age 30 to determine if they should have breast cancer screening earlier than age 40. These are included in new ACR/SBI breast cancer screening guidelines

Status of CT textural/shape features as prognostic indicators for NSCLC
Intense research is being conducted throughout the world to identify biomarkers seen on CT imaging that can help predict prognoses in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). One focus is assessment of tumor heterogeneity through shape and textural features. However, studies conducted during the past 10 years have reported highly diverse and conflicting findings. Researchers at the University of Perugia conducted a study published in Anticancer Research which helps explain this discordance.

Canadian Association of Radiologists announce 2018 career achievement award
Mayank Goyal, MD, an international expert in acute stroke triage, diagnosis, and endovascular therapy is the 2018 recipient of the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) Distinguished Career Achievement Award. Dr. Goyal is director of imaging and endovascular treatment at the Calgary Stroke Program at the University of Calgary in Alberta and a professor of radiology in its Department of Radiology and Clinical Neurosciences.

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