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Importance of reporting chest X-ray abnormalities of rheumatoid arthritis patients
When radiologists interpret chest radiographs of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, they should report abnormalities and incidental findings. These findings may be unknown to the patient’s physician, and knowledge of them could impact the patient’s clinical management.


3D printed models: A new tool for radiologists in court cases of child abuse
3D printing of anatomic models derived from diagnostic images has proven useful for presurgical planning and for educating clinical staff and patients. They also proposed to augment expert testimony by radiologists of child abuse in the courtroom to explain specific findings visible on diagnostic images that can be difficult and challenging for lay persons to understand.


Abbreviated MRCP protocol for choledocholithiasis recommended for ED patients
An MRCP protocol provides similar diagnostic accuracy as a conventional MRCP protocol of patients with choledocholithiasis, according to an article in the August 2019 issue of Emergency Radiology. Radiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital write that the significant time savings of the abbreviated protocol is especially beneficial for emergency patients.

Siemens webcast

TI-RADS: Diagnostically valid, high reproducibility identifying malignant thyroid nodules
The ACR TI-RADS has achieved high accuracy in categorizing the malignancy status of nearly 950 thyroid nodules detected on thyroid ultrasonography. Published findings revealed that the combined TR4 and TR5 categorizations have a sensitivity of 98.3% and a 90.9% specificity in identifying malignant nodules.

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Incidentally detected pituitary cysts in children on MRI are common phenomenon
Brain MRI scans often reveal incidentally detected pars intermedia/Rathke cleft pituitary cysts or cyst-like structures and the ACR has developed guidelines for adult patients. The lack of guidelines for pediatric patients motivated radiologists at the University of Missouri Hospital/Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia to conduct a study.

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Accelerating CMR exams for left ventricular function evaluation with accelerated k-t SENSE
Accelerating acquisition times of cardiovascular MRI sequences is important when obtaining data about left ventricular function and morphology of patients with symptoms of heart failure who may have difficulty holding their breath. Using new technique, researchers from Brazil have substantially decreased the acquisition time of k-t SENSE, one such acceleration technique by 60%.

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AHRA and SIIM elect new leaders
A new slate of officers of the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Management (SIIM) began their leadership responsibilities at their respective societies’ annual meetings, both held in Aurora, CO, this summer.

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DEL MEDICAL introduces long length DR flat panel detector
AHRA awards 2019 Innovation Award to Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas for DDR
FDA clears FLUOROspeed XI RF table system from Shimadzu Medical Systems USA
ScImage introduces PCIOM ModalityGuard™

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