According to research published this month in the American Journal of Roentgenology, the vast majority of patient education articles that make their way onto RadiologyInfo.org--a jointly sponsored website of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America--are written at a 10th grade level. That may not seem like too much of an intellectual burden to overcome for radiologists who are, by definition, highly educated. But, when one looks at the American population as a whole, it's a problem.
The opening of Michigan's first proton therapy center has been delayed pending approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
A low-dose CT lung screening program can be put into place pretty quickly in a community hospital setting, according to an article published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have to reconsider a warning it issued in 2008 that CT imaging tests could interfere with internal electronic devices, according to a recently published study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Screening mammography advocates and defenders are responding in force to the recent study published in BMJ questioning the value of mammography.
Integrating radiology rooms into clinical areas can provide a number of benefits to referring physicians and patients, and even help reduce the number of unnecessary repeat imaging studies, according to an article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a tiny catheter-based device that can be used to provide real-time 3-D imaging from inside the heart and arteries.
Researchers have developed a modified MRI technique that allows patients to be scanned for tumors without exposing them to radiation and the added possibility of developing radiation-associated cancers later in life.
Earlier this year, a European Society of Cardiology position paper--published in the European Heart Journal-- urged cardiologists to be more proactive in reducing inappropriate radiation exposure to their patients during cardiology procedures. Now, an article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology recommends measures physicians can take to enhance the safety and effectiveness of such procedures.
While ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm is known for reducing aneurysm related mortality, and the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the American Heart Association recommend screening for at-risk groups, the preventive measure has been underutilized.