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Patient education helps reduce CT motion artifacts
A patient education initiative to reduce motion artifacts on chest computed tomography (CT) was more effective than a retraining program for CT technologists, according to radiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, who describe their quality control project in the August 14, 2019 online edition of Nature Scientific Reports.


MR-guided HIFU provides effective pain relief from some, but not all, bone metastases
Magnetic resonance -guided high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment effectively alleviates the pain of patients with intraosseous bone metastases, but has minimal impact on patients with extraosseous bone metastases, according to a study published in the September 2019 Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

CEUS aids diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma after indeterminate MRI
When MRI of patients at high risk for hepatocellular carcinoma produces indeterminate results, dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can help distinguish malignant from benign tumors, say radiologists at Foothills Medical Centre in Alberta, Canada in a study published August, 2019 in Abdominal Radiology.


CAR Issues new position statement on point-of-care ultrasound
A new position statement issued by the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) provides guidance about the proper scope and use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for all physicians, and is intended “to clarify what POCUS is and where it fits into the clinical pathway.”


Perfusion MRI differentiates treatment effect from tumor in recurrent glioblastoma
Perfusion MRI-based fractional tumor volume can differentiate treatment effect from tumor in recurrent glioblastoma, according to physicians from Stanford University Medical Center and the Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University in Shenyang.

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Radiology report viewing patterns by referring physicians
Report and image viewing patterns of referring physicians could help radiologists prioritize their interpretation, say radiologists from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. But research to assess report viewing patterns raise as many questions as the analyzed data.

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ACR publishes updated evidence-based guidelines and offers CTC screening locator tool
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has published four new topics and 15 updates for the ACR Appropriateness Criteria®. The document now includes 189 diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology topics with 929 clinical variants covering more than 1,680 clinical scenarios.

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FDA clears AI software for chest CT from Siemens Healthineers
Samsung’s NeuroLogica receives FDA clearance for integrated ultrasound exam chair
Candelis launches new breast imaging workstation

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