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Radiology shows ingenuity in dealing with COVID-19

Monday, April 20, 2020

Aunt Minnie (3/20) reports on a virtual roundtable organized by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and the Society for MR Radiographers and Technologists (SMRT), radiologists and operations managers came together to share with each other their successes and recommendations in dealing with COVID-19.

Handing women 75 and up mammography ‘decision aid’ results in fewer breast imaging exams

Monday, April 20, 2020

Radiology Business (4/20) reports on a study highlighted in JAMA Internal Medicine which states that giving older women a paper-based “decision aid” before visits with their primary care provider resulted in fewer patients receiving mammography screenings.

Insurance change leads to more hypofractionated therapy

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Aunt Minnie (4/16) reports that a change in one major health insurer's utilization management policy led to a significant increase in shorter, hypofractionated radiotherapy treatments for women with breast cancer, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.

2D synthetic mammography 1 step closer to elbowing out full-field digital

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Health Imaging (4/14) reports on a body of research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology which has already established 2D synthetic mammography (SM) as no less useful than full-field digital mammography (FFDM) for finding various types of suspicious lesions at screening

Postpone all but the most dire breast imaging, ACR, cancer centers and surgeons advise

Monday, April 13, 2020

Radiology Business (4/13) reports on a joint statement issues by the American College of Radiology, Society of Breast Surgeons and other groups which urges radiologists to put most breast imaging on hold until further notice.

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