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Imaging false positives and patient anxiety: There are solutions

One of the issues that has plagued advocates of low dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening has been the high number of false positives associated with the screening exam. In fact,...

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.

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.

Financial incentives have little impact on cancer screening rates

A program to increase cancer screening rates in Canada by providing financial incentives to primary care physicians has had little effect on those screening rates, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the  Annals of Family Medicine.

Boston hospital assesses emergency radiology operations in bombing aftermath

An article published recently in the journal  Radiology  details how the emergency radiology staff at one of those facilities--Brigham and Women's Hospital--responded to the mass casualties that flooded into the hospital in the aftermath of the bombing, and describes the changes it made to some operations and procedures as a result of that experience.

Minor head trauma doesn't warrant pediatric CT scan use

A new study has found that children who experience head trauma and only lose consciousness without suffering from any other symptoms don't need routine CT scans of the head.

USPSTF finalizes recommendation against ultrasound screening to prevent stroke

The United States Preventive Services Task Force has finalized its draft recommendation against ultrasound carotid artery stenosis screening as a way of preventing stroke.

Proton therapy better than IMRT for cancer treatments

Proton beam therapy has a significant advantage over intensity modulated radiation therapy when it comes to improving disease free survival and tumor control in patients with head and neck cancers, according to a study by Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists.

Do Medicare patients benefit from skyrocketing mammo costs?

The costs to Medicare to cover mammography screening skyrocketed in the first decade of the 21 st  Century, according to a study published online July 1 in the  Journal of the National Cancer Institute.