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Functional MRI imaging can predict PTSD risk

Brain imaging could be used to predict the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study of teenagers following the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

Radiologists working more hours, retiring later

Radiologists are working more hours and expect to postpone retirement, according to new research published in Academic Radiology.

False positives for lung cancer screening don't increase patient anxiety

In a study of National Lung Screening Trial participant responses to false positive diagnoses, those who received false positive screening did not report increased anxiety or a lower quality of life compared to those who received negative screening results.

ACR to CMS: Cover breast tomosynthesis

The American College of Radiology is calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, as well as private insurers, to cover breast tomosynthesis, "now that it has been shown to improve key screening parameters compared to digital mammography."

Pairing photos with X-rays reduces wrong-patient errors

Obtaining a patient's facial photograph at the same time as he or she is undergoing a portable chest radiography can more than double the rate at which radiologists are able to detect wrong-patient errors, according to a study in Academic Radiology.

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