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The growing importance of breast density notification laws

Five years ago, the state of Connecticut became the first to require that women be told they have dense breasts and that insurance cover ultrasound scans for those women. Since then, another 18 states have enacted similar laws, and Congress is considering similar legislation, as well.

Study: Messaging diabetic teens bolsters engagement, disease knowledge

Text messages can help keep teen diabetics engaged in healthcare issues and treatment, according to a new  study  published in the  American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Spectrum.

Despite alternatives, women still undergo longer courses of breast cancer rad therapy

Most women who are treated for early-stage breast cancer in the U.S. undergo a course of radiation therapy that is much longer than a less time consuming version of the treatment that oncologists believe is just as effective.

Researchers question value of ultrasound screening

A new study questions whether routine ultrasounds are necessary for women with dense breasts who have had normal mammograms.

RSNA 2014: Study finds more lung cancers in poor, underserved area than NLST population

The introduction of a CT lung cancer screening program in a poor, underserved community of New York City using National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) standards resulted in the detection of more cancers than other studies, according to research presented last week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago.

At RSNA 2014, a celebration of the past and a look to the future

Last week's meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago was the organization's 100th annual get together, and as such was celebrated with a proud look at the past of both the RSNA and the field of radiology. But the meeting also was about the present--and more importantly the future--of radiology.

RSNA 2014: Too many children receive unnecessary chest X-rays

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have determined that in most cases, X-ray procedures performed on children with chest pain and other symptoms are unnecessary and provide no clinical benefit, according to a study presented Dec. 3, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago.

RSNA 2014: Patients embracing image sharing

Patients not only want to take control of their medical records, such as radiology exams, but providing them with access to those exams helps avoid problems related to quality of care and increasing costs, according to a study presented this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago.

Privacy, regulatory concerns top hurdles facing humanitarian mHealth data use

The top hurdles thwarting use of mobile data for humanitarian use, such as tracking disease outbreaks, are worries about user privacy and a confusing patchwork of regulations, according to new research from The Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings.

Report: To succeed, wearables need more than fitness focus

Unless mHealth wearable makers want innovations to go stale the way fitness devices have, they'd better start making more appealing and relevant products, says a Juniper Research report. The report predicts more than 18 million smart fitness wearables will be in use by year's end, with the figure tripling by 2018.