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Gelfoam is feasible and safe for UAE uterine arteriovenous shunting
Uterine artery embolization using gelfoam alone for symptomatic uterine arteriovenous shunting has a high technical and clinical success rate, according to radiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

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Breast cancer screen may not benefit older women with chronic illnesses
A research study questioning the value of mammography breast screening of women older than 75 who have chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes has been published online the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.


Potential new MRI technique to assess lower back pain
Better diagnoses of back pain may be possible with a new MRI scanning technique for analyzing degenerated spinal discs, according to an article published online in JOR Spine. Developed in Australia at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, the Decay Variance technique improved accuracy from 70% using current methods to 97%.

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ACR expands radiology internship program to 1st year medical students
The ACR launched an initiative in 2016 specifically targeted at women and underrepresented minorities to encourage their interest in a career as a radiologist or researcher in radiology. The Pipeline Initiative for the Enrichment of Radiology (PIER) internship program is now being expanded to include current first-year medical students.

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SIR publishes endovascular stroke treatment training guidelines
Updated training guidelines from the Society of Interventional Radiology for radiologists performing endovascular thrombectomy to treat acute ischemic stroke have been published in the September online edition of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

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FGT and BPE on baseline breast MRI not predictive of breast cancer in high risk women
Fibroglandular tissue and background parenchymal enhancement seen on baseline breast MRI are not predictive of future breast cancer occurrence in high risk women, according to the analysis of 1,533 women participating in a breast MRI screening program over a 10-year time span published in the September issue of European Radiology.

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WCLC 2019: Autoantibody + chest CT may reduce lung cancer mortality
The combination of a novel autoantibody diagnostic test for the early detection of lung cancer followed by a CT scan of high-risk individuals can decrease late stage diagnosis of lung cancer, according to a study presented during the Presidential Symposium of the 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer held September 7-10 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Ultrasound unreliable to detect colorectal polyps in children
Ultrasound can detect colorectal polyps in pediatric patients, but not in the rectum and not reliably in the sigmoid colon, the two locations where they most commonly occur. Findings of a Japanese study to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the exam in children without colonic preparation determined that although 89% accurate and specificity was 100%, sensitivity was only 47%.

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