Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Radiology for February 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
Advanced Echocardiographic Training Requirements Issued
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The training requirements for performing advanced echocardiographic procedures (Level III training) are discussed in a statement from the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the American Society of Echocardiography; the report was published online Feb. 19 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Intervention Can Reduce Racial Differences in Lung Cancer Care
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An intervention that includes race-specific feedback and real-time electronic warnings can reduce racial differences in care for early-stage lung cancer, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in Cancer Medicine.
Performance Improvement Sustained After DBT Adoption
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Performance improvements after adoption of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) relative to digital mammography (DM) performance have been sustained, regardless of DBT volume, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in Radiology.
MRI Cardiac Stress Test Predicts Death From Heart Disease
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Stress cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) can predict mortality in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study published online Feb. 8 in JAMA Cardiology.
Stereotactic Radiation Feasible for Oligometastatic Cancer
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) for recurrent oligometastatic cancer is a feasible and tolerable treatment option, according to a phase 2 study published in the January issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.
FDA: Thermography No Substitute for Mammograms
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite claims to the contrary, thermography should not be used in place of mammography for breast cancer screening, detection, or diagnosis, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2014 to 2017, there was an improvement in burnout and satisfaction with work-life integration among U.S. physicians, according to a study published online Feb. 22 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually