Diagnostic Reading #23: Five “Must Read” Articles on Medical Imaging
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Read the latest developments in medical imaging.
This week’s articles in Diagnostic Reading include: AI tool improves diagnostic process for thyroid nodules; RSNA updates annual meeting rules; how Carestream measures customer satisfaction with service; ultrasound diagnoses hand injuries with 100% accuracy; and ABR continues remote exams.
AI improves and reduces time to thyroid nodule diagnosis – Diagnostic Imaging
Adding an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can assess the risk of malignancy in a thyroid nodule can not only improve accuracy, but it can lead to faster diagnoses, according to newly published research presented during the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine(SIIM) 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. The research team incorporated the AI tool with TI-RADS and realized improved sensitivity, specificity and reduced interpretation time by nearly one-fourth. Read about AI Applications for Radiology to Put in Use Today.
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) recently announced new rules and regulations for its 2021 annual conference as it prepares to return in person to Chicago. This year’s conference will run for four days—one day shorter than in 2019—and includes a revised live scanning policy. For example, live scanning is no longer restricted to ultrasound modalities and organizations must pre-scan all models with a physician present. In addition, the use of contrast material is strictly prohibited. (Carestream will exhibit at RSNA!)
Measuring customer satisfaction in service – Everything Rad
At Carestream Health, the customer is at the center of everything we do: from creating innovative new medical imaging solutions, to on-site training of radiology staff, to providing support and services to help keep medical imaging operations running smoothly. Learn how our service team measures and improves the customer experience and satisfaction.
Ultrasound accurately diagnoses tendon injuries – MedImaging
Ultrasound can accurately diagnose flexor tendon hand injuries while also being a fast, inexpensive and potentially indispensable dynamic tool, claim researchers at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. Study results, published in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, showed that sonographic examination had 100% accuracy, sensitivity and specificity, in identifying full-thickness tears as well as tenosynovitis of hand flexor tendons. Assessing hand injuries through clinical examination can overlook tendon injuries, and surgeons sometimes opt for explorative surgical methods to detect them.
American Board of Radiology will hold all exams remotely through 2022 – Radiology Business
The American Board of Radiology (ABR) recently announced that it will hold all exams remotely through 2022. Since the initial months of remote administration (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) have gone well, the ABR plans to continue with this new normal through next year. Testing dates for 2022 are posted on the ABR’s website.