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Diagnostic Reading #42: Five “Must Read” Articles on Medical Imaging

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In the news: dose efficient dual energy and a radiology partnership with space exploration.

This week’s articles in Diagnostic Reading include: dose efficient dual energy for chest X-rays; do women trust AI in screening mammography?; imaging technique can analyze effectiveness of breast cancer treatment; new partnership to develop imaging solutions for space flights; and quality improvement in emergency radiology.

Dose efficient dual energy for chest X-rays – Everything Rad

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Chest X-rays (CXR) are one of the most difficult radiographs to interpret. New, patented dual energy image capture software is removing some of the complexity. Carestream’s patented Dual Energy image capture software delivers excellent image quality at a similar entrance exposure as a standard PA chest X-ray. Read the blog on dual energy and its applications.  

AI in screening mammography: is the general population ready? – Axis Imaging News

Most women are not in support of a fully independent use of artificial intelligence (AI) to interpret screening mammograms without involving a radiologist, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Despite recent breakthroughs in the diagnostic performance of AI algorithms for screening, the combination of a radiologist as a first reader and an AI system as a second reader in breast cancer screening finds most support.

MRI-based technique may surpass invasive biopsies for analyzing breast cancer treatment effectiveness – Health Imaging

A new MRI-based imaging technique can quickly determine if breast cancer treatments are working effectively, according to a recently published study in Cancer Cell. The approach, known as hyperpolarization, magnetizes molecules in a strong magnetic field to assess whether cancer drugs are limiting tumor growth. While the method has only been tested in mouse models so far, researchers believe it may eventually replace invasive tissue biopsies.

Space, the final frontier: France embarks on new mission – AuntMinnie Europe

The French society of radiology (SFR) and the country’s national center for space exploration (CNES) have signed a partnership, aiming to develop imaging solutions to be sent on space flights and to collaborate on image collection and optimization, teleradiology and training of astronauts. CNES, which has a long track record in space exploration, recognizes the great potential of diagnostic imaging for monitoring astronauts’ health while on missions, according to their general director.

Creating quality improvement in emergency radiology – Diagnostic Imaging

A pediatric radiologist provided methods and strategies emergency radiologists can implement to launch quality improvement projects, in a session during the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) 2020 annual meeting. Partnerships between emergency radiology and emergency medicine are critical to proper patient care. The online presentation also included challenges that providers should keep in mind.

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