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Study: CTC exams should be standardized to reduce impacts on results reporting
How many CTC examinations are interpreted in a reading session and how long it takes to review them impacts reporting accuracy, according to an analysis by British radiologists published in the November 2019 issue of European Radiology.


Gadolinium-enhanced shoulder MRI helps predict polymyalgia rheumatica recurrence
Gadolinium-enhanced MRI of the shoulders of patients with polymyalgia rheumatica may improve diagnosis accuracy and recurrence prediction, according to research presented at the 2019 annual ACR/ARP meeting.

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MR CLEAN Registry clinical trial: Using a balloon guide catheter EVT for acute ischemic stroke
Individuals receiving endovascular treatment or acute ischemic stroke have comparable long-term functional outcomes regardless of whether a balloon guide catheter is used to treat them, according to a study published in November 2019.

Radiation dose in pelvic CTs can be reduced in some patients with total hip arthroplasties
Radiation dose can be reduced in pelvic CT scans of total hip arthroplasty patients by using model-based iterative reconstruction algorithms and orthopedic metal artifact reduction software. However, such dose reduction is not appropriate for all applications, according to a multi-institutional team of researchers from The Netherlands.


MRI enhancement unrelated to ER pathway activity in breast cancer patients
High CPE on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI in patients with breast cancer is significantly associated with long-term outcomes, researchers from the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands reported.


Ultrasound unnecessary in treatment of early RA patients
Using ultrasound as a treatment strategy does not benefit treat-to-target follow-up of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis, researchers from Norway stated in a scientific presentation at the ACR/ARP 2019 annual meeting.

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2019 Canon/RSNA research grants awarded
The Radiological Society of North America Research and Education Foundation announced three recipients of the 2019 Canon Medical Systems USA/RSNA research grants, which consist of $100,000 in total, including $40,000 for the annual research seed grant and $60,000 for two resident research grants.

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