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This week we’re looking at the benefits of noncontrast MR angiography for some patients; why adding ultrasound during nondense breast imaging may not be necessary; the potential “pitfalls” in pediatric imaging, and more.


Noncontrast MR Angiography May Benefit Diabetics and Patients with Renal Failure

Removing a contrast agent used during the imaging of blood vessels could reduce the risk of nephrogenic systemic sclerosis in patients with diabetes or who have experienced renal failure.

Adding Ultrasound to Nondense Breast Imaging Adds Little

Women with nondense breasts who undergo ultrasound during digital mammography likely don’t need that additional imaging, according to a new study, which suggests it could actually do more harm than good.

Can Chest Radiographs Be a Pediatric Imaging “Pitfall”?

Pediatric imaging presents some unique interpretation challenges, suggests a Seattle-based radiologist and his team, and can lead to missing abnormalities or raising unnecessary concerns and exposure.

Recently from the ACR Bulletin

National Practitioner Data Bank Reporting Requirements

How can NPDB requirements — with information on malpractice claims, disciplinary actions, state licensing actions, and more — impact physicians, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, plus health care entities such as hospitals and practices?

How Machine Learning and Other Emerging Tools Could Affect Radiology

Read what experts had to say at this year’s intersociety summer conference, where the theme was “Big Data and Machine Learning — Strategies for Driving our Value Bus.”

Why You Should Use the Power of Networking for Value-Based Care

With all that’s happening in health care these days, it’s more important than ever to look ahead to the future and strategize your next move. Look at some of the best ways to plan ahead.

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