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How Radiologists Can Benefit From Direct Communication With Patients.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

Effective communication is foundational to Radiology. Historically, radiologists have been considered "doctors' doctors," communicating primarily with referring physicians and other radiologists. Aside from interventional radiology and breast imaging, direct communication between radiologists and patients has typically been limited. Read More

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March 2019
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Does Shear Wave Elastography Score Over Strain Elastography in Breast Masses or Vice Versa?

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Objective: This study was done to compare parameters of strain elastography (SE) and shear-wave elastography (SWE) for differentiation of benign and malignant breast masses and determine their best cut-offs.

Material And Methods: B mode ultrasound (USG), SE, and SWE were performed in 199 breast masses. During SE, 5-point visual elastography score (SE) and strain ratio (SE) were obtained. Read More

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March 2019
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Transitioning from Radiology Training to Academic Faculty: Defining Your Role and Interests.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. Electronic address:

Transitioning from radiology training to academic faculty presents many challenges. In this review, we discuss strategies to navigate this process and to facilitate success through appropriate selection of career tracks. Various modern avenues include roles as a Clinician-Educator, Clinician-Investigator, and Clinician-Administrator. Read More

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Clavicle Fractures: Review and Update for Radiologists.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Electronic address:

Clavicle fractures are relatively common injuries that are typically diagnosed and followed with plain radiography. The goals of this article are to review the imaging evaluation, common classification systems, and relative surgical indications for clavicle fractures. Read More

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February 2019
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Transitioning From Radiology Training to Academic Faculty: The Importance of Mentorship.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. Electronic address:

Transitioning from radiology residency to academic faculty presents many challenges. In this review, we discuss the importance of introspection and mentorship to successfully navigate this process. Key points include alignment of goals with those of the institution, formation of a mentorship program, and periodic reassessment of career goals. Read More

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February 2019

Understanding Personalities and Not Just Skills in Radiology.

Authors:
Sherry S Wang

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Electronic address:

To work well together as a radiology team, understanding of each other's personality would be useful. Personalities are like jigsaw puzzles and when placed together there can be may rewards to the individual, section, department or company. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can be used to help assess individuals on four different dichotomies. Read More

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February 2019

Bridging the Radiation Oncology and Diagnostic Radiology Communication Gap: A Survey to Determine Usefulness and Optimal Presentation of Radiotherapy Treatment Plans for Radiologists.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

University of Washington, Department of Radiation Oncology, Seattle, WA.

Rationale And Objectives: We hypothesized that providing visual-spatial information to radiologists on where radiation has been delivered in an easily accessible way may improve the accuracy of image interpretation and thereby improve quality of patient care. We present a national representation of radiologists' opinions regarding the usefulness and optimal approach for implementing a system to promote access to radiotherapy (RT) plans.

Methods: An anonymous survey was sent to the members of the Association of University Radiologists. Read More

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February 2019
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The Evolving Role of Osteopathic Physicians in Diagnostic Radiology.

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Cory M Pfeifer

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Electronic address:

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February 2019

The Role and Pitfall of F18-FDG PET/CT in Surveillance of High Grade Pulmonary Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Feb 10. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ.

Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG) is an uncommon angiocentric and angiodestructive T-cell rich, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) positive B-cell multisystem lymphoproliferative disorder, predominately affecting the lungs. Since both clinical presentation and radiographic imaging findings, including X-ray and computed tomographic (CT), are nonspecific, the ultimate diagnosis of LYG relies on lung tissue sample diagnosis with its WHO grading based on the degree of cytologic atypia, necrosis and density of EBV positive B-cells. In addition, its histopathologic grading is correlated with clinical manifestation with high grade LYG mimicking aggressive B-cell lymphoma. Read More

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February 2019

Preoperative MRI for the Multiligament Knee Injury: What the Surgeon Needs to Know.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Feb 10. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

University of Washington, Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195. Electronic address:

The multiligament knee injury is devastating and potentially limb threatening. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging for the evaluation of the multiligament knee injury is an invaluable clinical tool, and when the radiologist is familiar with how certain injury patterns influence management, optimal outcomes can be achieved. We provide a detailed description of the relationship between salient imaging features of the multiligament knee injury, focusing on the preoperative magnetic resonance imaging, and their influence on clinical decision-making. Read More

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February 2019
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Improving Hiring Practices in Radiology: Lessons from Google.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Electronic address:

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February 2019
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Preventing Burnout in the Face of Growing Patient Volumes in a Busy Outpatient CT Suite: A Technologist Perspective.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Radiology, NYU School of Medicine, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY.

CT technologists, like radiologists, are at risk of increased stress and burnout due to ever increasing clinical and workload demands. To mitigate these issues, radiology facilities need to be prepared to actively address and resolve issues that impact the technologist satisfaction. At our institution, a Process Improvement Committee was formed to identify and alleviate workplace stressors faced by CT technologists. Read More

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February 2019
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Providing Compassionate Care for the Elderly Patient in Radiology.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Radiology, NYU School of Medicine, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY.. Electronic address:

The increasing age of the US population is increasing the demand for healthcare services for elderly patients. However, elderly patients, particularly those over the age of 75, may encounter unique challenges when seeking healthcare services, including radiological imaging. Radiology practices need to recognize the needs of this cohort and develop strategies to provide elderly patients with compassionate, high quality care. Read More

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February 2019
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist Breast Subspecialty Program; a Quality Improvement Project Gone Right.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, MA.

We describe a Lean based Quality Improvement Project (QIP) to improve the defect rate of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies by developing a MRI Technologist Breast Sub-specialization Program. Key stakeholders (physician and technologist) drove the QIP. Both the overall defect rate and the callback rate (severe defects requiring patients return for repeat imaging) were measured over a 2-month period as 17% and 6%, respectively. Read More

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December 2018
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Imaging Assessment of Partial Liquid Ventilation in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 May - Jun;48(3):247-250. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Partial liquid ventilation is proposed as an alternative ventilation strategy to reduce surface tension, increase alveolar recruitment, and decrease inflammation. Studied in acute respiratory distress and other indications, liquid ventilation is being revisited for infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Perfluorooctyl bromide used for liquid ventilation is radiopaque, allowing radiographic visualization of lung liquid ventilation patterns that may provide additional insight into pulmonary pathophysiology. Read More

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December 2018
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Effect of CT Localizer Radiographs on Radiation Dose Associated With Automatic Tube Current Modulation: A Multivendor Study.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

Objectives: To assess the influence of the CT localizer radiograph on the automatic tube current modulation system of 7 CT scanners produced by 4 different CT manufacturers.

Methods: The influence of the localizer orientation, table height, tube current and tube potential values on the radiation dose of the related CT scan were evaluated. Images were acquired by using an anthropomorphic phantom positioned in the CT gantry isocenter as well as from -6 cm to +6 cm vertically to the isocenter. Read More

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January 2019
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MRI of the Penis: Indications, Anatomy, and Pathology.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

The purpose of this review is to discuss the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the evaluation of penile pathology. Normal penile anatomy as well as the appearance of neoplastic and non-neoplastic entities on MRI will be reviewed. While ultrasound remains the first line imaging modality in evaluating most penile pathology, MR imaging has specific advantages owing to improved soft tissue resolution, ability to evaluate less accessible or complex anatomy (such as at the base of the penis), and the ability to detect subtle enhancement. Read More

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December 2018

Thoracic Duct Embolization-Value Analysis Using a Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing Approach: A Single Institution Experience.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, VA. Electronic address:

Purpose: To quantify cost drivers for thoracic duct embolization based on time-driven activity-based costing methods.

Materials And Methods: This was an Institutional Review Board-approved (HUM00141114) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant study performed at a quaternary care institution over a 14-month period. After process maps for thoracic duct embolization were prepared, staff practical capacity rates and consumable equipment costs were analyzed via a time-driven activity-based costing methodology. Read More

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December 2018
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Primary Osteosarcoma of the Breast: Pathophysiology and Imaging Review.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Diagnostic Imaging, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

Extraskeletal osteosarcoma are rare malignant mesenchymal neoplasms of soft tissues representing around 1% of all soft tissue. The exact mechanism of tumorigenesis of primary breast osteosarcoma is still unclear. However, most of the cases develop without a recognized etiologic factor. Read More

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January 2019
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Primary Intra-abdominal Ewing's Sarcoma in Adults: A Multimodality Imaging Spectrum.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Department of Radiology, UW Medicine, Seattle, WA. Electronic address:

Ewing sarcoma (ES) and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor are part of a spectrum of neoplastic diseases known as the ES family of tumors, which also includes extraosseous ES, peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor, malignant small-cell tumor of the thoracopulmonary region (Askin's tumor), and atypical ES. Although imaging features of these tumors have been previously described, extensive discussion about intra-abdominal manifestations is scarce in the literature. We present an imaging spectrum of these tumors in the abdomen and pelvis with particular attention to multimodality approach for staging and restaging. Read More

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January 2019
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Performance of an Interactive Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Training Module Among Medical Students, Radiology Residents, and Fellows: A Multi-institutional Study.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Department of Radiology, University of Miami, Miami, FL.

Background And Purpose: Chronic pain is a common problem and imaging is becoming increasingly utilized in the characterization of peripheral neuropathy, although this topic is not emphasized during medical training. We hypothesized that an electronic module and nerve atlas would be effective in improving comprehension among trainees.

Materials And Methods: In this IRB-approved study, a training module was created that included a side-by-side comparison of normal upper extremity nerves on magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound (US), with embedded questions and cases, followed by a brief hands-on US scanning session. Read More

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January 2019
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Planning Wellness in 2019.

Authors:
David Fessell

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Mar - Apr;48(2):101-102. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Professor of Radiology, Musculoskeletal Division, Taubman Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Electronic address:

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January 2019
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Cultivating Meaningful Work in Healthcare: A Paradigm and Practice.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 May - Jun;48(3):193-195. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

University of Colorado, Department of Radiology, 12401 E 17th Ave, MS L954, Aurora, CO.

The socioeconomic dynamics of the current healthcare system can challenge physicians to remain engaged with meaningful work, which is problematic given its role in mitigating burnout. In Man's Search For Meaning, Victor Frankl proposes that meaningful work is a prerequisite for a meaningful life. This article provides a road map for radiologists by applying key guiding principles outlined by Frankl as they intersect with current evidence in the field of physician burnout. Read More

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December 2018
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Excision or Observation: The Dilemma of Managing High-Risk Breast Lesions.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

There is an enduring dilemma on the appropriate management of high-risk breast lesions; is surgical excision always warranted or can conservative management be utilized? We present cases of high-risk breast lesions diagnosed at core needle biopsy at our institution along with relevant factors to consider for appropriate management. We conclude that a nuanced approach is warranted over the broad stroke approach of surgical excision of all high-risk breast lesions. Read More

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December 2018
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The Value of Radiology Resident Participation in Internal Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conferences at a Small Center of Graduate Medical Education.

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Cory M Pfeifer

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Electronic address:

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December 2018
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Strategies for Increasing Radiologist Efficiency.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Mar - Apr;48(2):103-104. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

University of Colorado, Department of Radiology, Aurora, CO. Electronic address:

Radiologists experience higher than average rates of burnout. Contributing factors include job tedium, a lack of a sense of autonomy, and decreasing compensation in the context of practices closely monitoring relative value unit output. Increasing radiologist efficiency may be a strategy for mitigating burnout, as freeing up time may allow radiologists to focus their attention on the aspects of their job that they enjoy and find most meaningful. Read More

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March 2019
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Three-Dimensional Printing Facilitates Creation of a Biliary Endoscopy Phantom for Interventional Radiology-Operated Endoscopy Training.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Aug 29. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Department of Interventional Radiology, University of California Los Angeles, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, 90095. Electronic address:

Purpose: To create a three-dimensional endoscopic model of the biliary tract from magnetic-resonance cholangiopancreatography imaging and to evaluate its effectiveness as a tool for training in endoscopic biliary interventions.

Materials And Methods: A magnetic-resonance cholangiopancreatography study was performed on a patient with biliary obstruction secondary to a distal bile duct cholangiocarcinoma. Using Vitrea, a three-dimensional volume-rendered image was created, and exported as a standard tessellated language file. Read More

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August 2018
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Impact of Overlying Personal Items on CT Dose with Use of Automated Tube Current Modulation-Pilot Investigation.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Electronic address:

Purpose: To determine the incidence and impact of overlying radiopaque personal items (e.g., cellular phones, zippers) on CT dose and image quality with use of automated tube current modulation. Read More

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November 2018
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Image Quality of ECG-Triggered High-Pitch, Dual-Source Computed Tomography Angiography for Cardiovascular Assessment in Children.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Oct 29. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

Purpose: Evaluate the feasibility and determinants of image quality of ECG-triggered High-Pitch Dual-Source Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) for cardiovascular assessment in Children.

Material And Methods: All children that underwent ECG-triggered High-Pitch Dual-Source CTA between August 2014 and September 2017 were identified. Scanner parameters and patients' information were retrieved. Read More

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October 2018
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A Multimodality Review of Adrenal Tumors.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Radiology, LSU Health, Shreveport, LA.

Adrenal tumors are very commonly encountered in the practice of radiology. They may arise from the adrenal gland itself, either the cortex or the medulla, or they could be secondary lesions. They may be benign or malignant. Read More

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October 2018
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Pulmonary Hemorrhage Following Percutaneous Computed Tomography-Guided Lung Biopsy: Retrospective Review of Risk Factors, Including Aspirin Usage.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Interventional Radiology, Houston, TX.

Background: To evaluate the significance of aspirin, as well as, other potential confounding risk factors, on the incidence and volume of pulmonary hemorrhage in patients undergoing percutaneous computed tomography-guided lung biopsy.

Methods: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board. Between September 2013 and December 2014, 252 patients taking aspirin underwent transthoracic computed tomography-guided lung biopsy. Read More

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November 2018
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Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Services are Significant Sources of Medicare Revenue for Highly Reimbursed Nonradiologist Providers.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.; Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Introduction: Nonradiologist providers increasingly perform diagnostic imaging examinations and imaging-guided interventions traditionally performed by radiologists, which have raised concerns regarding appropriate utilization and self-referral. The purpose of this study was to assess the contribution of imaging studies to Medicare reimbursements for highly compensated nonradiologist providers in specialties often performing imaging studies.

Methods: The Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Database was queried for provider information regarding overall reimbursement for providers in anesthesiology, cardiology, emergency medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery, neurology, and vascular surgery. Read More

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November 2018
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Breathe New Life Into Your Chest CT Exams: Using Advanced Acquisition and Postprocessing Techniques.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 Mar - Apr;48(2):152-160. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.. Electronic address:

Objective: Chest computed tomography (CT) imaging enables detailed visualization of the pulmonary structures and diseases. This article reviews how continued innovation and improvements in modern CT system hardware and software now facilitate a wider range of image acquisition options and generate unique qualitative and quantitative information that can benefit patients RESULTS: Dual energy imaging utilizes two x-ray energies to highlight differences in tissue properties and increase iodine signal to improve diagnosis or reduce metal artifacts. Ultra-low dose imaging can be performed by using additional x-ray beam filtration, such as a tin filter, combined with iterative reconstruction algorithms to benefit lung cancer screening or pediatric imaging. Read More

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March 2019
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Traumatic Airway Injuries: Role of Imaging.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Oct 29. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Radiology and Department of Surgery, JPN Apex trauma Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Airway Injuries are rare but often immediately life threatening. Incidence ranges from 0.5-2 % in blunt and 1-6 % in penetrating trauma. Read More

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October 2018
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Name That Nephrogram: Asymmetric Renal Enhancement in the Acute Care Setting.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Oct 19. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Radiology, Worcester, MA.. Electronic address:

Disorders of the kidney and urinary collecting system are common encountered in the acute care setting. Computed tomography has progressively replaced intravenous pyelography for the evaluation of most urinary tract pathology including acute flank pain, suspected malignancy, congenital abnormalities, anatomical variants, and inflammatory/vascular conditions through evaluation of the "nephrogram" produced by intravenous contrast material filtering through the kidneys. In this review, we describe the most common types of abnormal nephrograms seen on renal computed tomography, and highlight the salient features and conditions associated with them, in addition to a pictorial review with specific and interesting related cases. Read More

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October 2018
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Evaluation of Margin Status of a Breast Lumpectomy Specimen: What the Radiologist Should Know.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Oct 10. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Department of Radiology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Electronic address:

Breast Conserving Therapy (BCS) or lumpectomy has been an established treatment option for women with early-stage invasive breast cancers. Surgical margin status has a significant impact on local recurrence. However, there is much complexity in achieving a negative lumpectomy margin. Read More

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October 2018
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24/7/365 Neuroradiologist Coverage Improves Resident Perception of Educational Experience, Referring Physician Satisfaction, and Turnaround Time.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Oct 9. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

UCLA, Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Acute Care Imaging Sections, Los Angeles, CA.

Purpose: To quantitatively and qualitatively assess the impact of attending neuroradiology coverage on radiology resident perceptions of the on-call experience, referring physician satisfaction, and final report turnaround times.

Materials And Methods: 24/7/365 attending neuroradiologist coverage began in October 2016 at our institution. In March 2017, an online survey of referring physicians, (emergency medicine, neurosurgery, and stroke neurology) and radiology residents was administered at a large academic medical center. Read More

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October 2018
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Using a Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Algorithm Program to Analyze Inter-Radiologist Report Style Variation and Compare Variation Between Radiologists When Using Highly Structured Versus More Free Text Reporting.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Oct 9. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Radiology, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX.

Purpose: To use a natural language processing and machine learning algorithm to evaluate inter-radiologist report variation and compare variation between radiologists using highly structured versus more free text reporting.

Materials And Methods: 28,615 radiology reports were analyzed for 4 metrics: verbosity, observational terms only, unwarranted negative findings, and repeated language in different sections. Radiology reports for two imaging examinations were analyzed and compared - one which was more templated (ultrasound - appendicitis) and one which relied on more free text (chest radiograph - single view). Read More

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October 2018
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Implementing a Software Solution Across Multiple Ultrasound Vendors to Auto-fill Reports with Measurement Values.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2019 May - Jun;48(3):216-219. Epub 2018 Oct 7.

Department of Radiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Electronic address:

Reliable transmission of ultrasound measurements into radiology reports is fraught with potential sources of error. In a conventional workflow, measurements are either written by hand on worksheets and/or dictated from worksheets or the images themselves into the radiology report. Valuable physician time is spent dictating, checking, and editing these values and this process is error-prone. Read More

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October 2018
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Comparative Evaluation of Brain Tuberculosis and Metastases Using Combined Analysis of Arterial Spin Labeling Perfusion and Diffusion Tensor Imaging.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Oct 9. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Neurosurgery, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Electronic address:

Purpose: To differentiate intra-axial tuberculomas (TB) from metastases based on quantitative differences in the perfusion and diffusion indices of lesion and perilesional edema using arterial spin labeling (ASL) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) techniques.

Materials And Methods: This prospective study included newly diagnosed untreated 12 patients of TB and 13 of metastases who underwent routine magnetic resonance imaging including DTI and ASL sequences. A region of interest analysis was performed and cerebral blood flow (CBF) values of lesion (L), perilesional edema (PE), and normal contralateral white matter (CWM) were calculated. Read More

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October 2018
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MULRECON: A Web-based Imaging Viewer for Visualization of Volumetric Images.

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Jens Borgbjerg

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Sep 19. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Department of Radiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. Electronic address:

Recent developments in web technology allow pixel-level manipulation of radiologic images. This paper presents an easily accessible imaging viewer for visualization of volumetric datasets which leverages modern web technology. The viewer is designed to enable on-the-fly multiplanar reconstructions with different projectional techniques, and these can be manipulated as in a Picture Archiving and Communication System. Read More

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September 2018
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Cross-Sectional Imaging and Thoracoscopic Resection of Functional Intrathoracic Paraganglioma of the Aortic Body.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Sep 11. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Department of Radiology, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA.

Paragangliomas are extra-adrenal tumors that are derived from neuroendocrine chromaffin cells. The rare disease has a variable presentation depending upon its anatomic location and functionality. We describe the case of a 56-year-old female patient who had an incidental mass found on imaging. Read More

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September 2018
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Radiology and Political Advocacy: Characterizing Radiology Political Action Committee Donors.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Sep 1. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Miami, FL.

Purpose: To identify factors associated with radiologist donations to radiology political action committees (PACs).

Materials And Methods: A survey was emailed to 4474 radiologists. Factors investigated include demographics, donor history, and knowledge of the federal advocacy process. Read More

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September 2018
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Magnetic Resonance Angiography in Pulmonary Embolism: A Review.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Aug 22. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

Department of Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA.

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August 2018
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Relationships Between Human-Extracted MRI Tumor Phenotypes of Breast Cancer and Clinical Prognostic Indicators Including Receptor Status and Molecular Subtype.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Aug 23. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate if human-extracted MRI tumor phenotypes of breast cancer could predict receptor status and tumor molecular subtype using MRIs from The Cancer Genome Atlas project.

Materials And Methods: Our retrospective interpretation study utilized the analysis of HIPAA-compliant breast MRI data from The Cancer Imaging Archive. One hundred and seven preoperative breast MRIs of biopsy proven invasive breast cancers were analyzed by 3 fellowship-trained breast-imaging radiologists. Read More

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August 2018
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CT-Guided Percutaneous Spine Biopsy Specimen Adequacy, Pathology Concordance, and Negative Predictive Value with Battery-Powered Drill and Manual Approaches.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Sep 4. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Objective: Determine computed tomography-guided percutaneous spine biopsy specimen adequacy, pathology-imaging concordance, and negative predictive value with battery-powered drill vs manual approach.

Materials And Methods: One-hundred-fourteen consecutive computed tomography-guided percutaneous spine biopsies in 109 patients (age: 61.1 ± 15. Read More

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September 2018
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Practical Application of the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group Staging System: A Pictorial Review.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Sep 1. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Department of Radiology, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX; Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA; Center for Pediatric and Maternal Value, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Stanford, CA. Electronic address:

Because of issues with the previous staging system, the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group Staging System (INRG-SS) was created in 2009. The INRG-SS is based on preoperative imaging, rather than surgical, staging and emphasizes Imaging-Defined Risk Factors as the determining factors between L1 and L2 stages. Like with the introduction of any new tool, based on the authors' experience, there has been a time-lag related to adoption of the INRG-SS staging system by radiologists. Read More

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September 2018
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Review of Subtypes of Interval Breast Cancers With Discussion of Radiographic Findings.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Sep 1. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Department of Radiology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY.

Interval breast cancers are those detected in the interim between regular screening examinations and are an unfortunate reality for breast cancer screening programs. However, their incidence can help gauge the success of breast cancer screening programs. There are four main categories of interval cancers, including true negative, false negative, minimal sign, and occult. Read More

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September 2018
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Recognizing the CT Manifestations of Gynecologic Conditions Encountered in the Emergency Department.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Jul 23. Epub 2018 Jul 23.

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, 800 Rose St. HX315E, Lexington, KY.

Women commonly present to the emergency room with subacute or acute symptoms of gynecologic origin. Although a pelvic exam and ultrasound (US) are the preferred initial diagnostic tools for gynecologic entities, a CT is often the first line imaging modality in the emergency department. We will provide a review of normal uterine enhancement and normal pregnancy related findings, and then familiarize radiologists with the CT appearances of gynecologic entities classically described on ultrasound that may present to the emergency department. Read More

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July 2018
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Diagnostic Error Categorization at Abdominal Imaging Peer Learning Conference.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2018 Aug 10. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Radiologic Sciences, Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC. Electronic address:

Recognizing and preventing diagnostic errors is an increasingly emphasized topic across medicine, and abdominal imaging is no exception. Peer-learning strives for quality improvement through understanding why errors occur and identifying opportunities to prevent errors from recurring. In an effort to learn from mistakes, our abdominal imaging section initiated a Peer Learning Conference, where errors are discussed and compartmentalized into oneor more of the following categories: Observation, Interpretation, Communication, and Inadequate Data Gathering. Read More

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August 2018
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