Mammographic interpretation by radiologists varies depending on technologists

The way in which radiologists interpret screening mammographies varies significantly depending on the technologists performing the examinations, according to research recently published in Academic Radiology.

High-def scopes for colonoscopy sufficient to diagnose polyps

Investigators at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, have determined that experienced gastroenterologists can use high-definition optical lenses during colonoscopies to accurately assess polyps.

Emphysema on CT indicates increased mortality risk

Researchers have found that persons who display signs of emphysema on CT scans--even if they don't suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or airflow obstruction--have an increased mortality risk.

Microwaves an alternative to mammo for breast cancer screening?

While screening modalities such as mammography are effective at detecting early breast cancers, they can be problematic since they subject patients to ionizing radiation, as well as discomfort caused by compressing the breast in order to produce diagnostically useful images.

One possible alternative, as described in an article in the current issue of the journal Review of Scientific Instruments, could be the use of microwaves.

Radiologist charged with stealing PHI for 97,000 patients

A New York radiologist has been charged with stealing the personal information of tens of thousands patients of his practice, NRAD Medical Associates.


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