Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 05, 2019
Excessive use of skin cancer surgery curbed with awareness effort
Sometimes a little gentle peer persuasion goes a long way toward correcting a large problem.

Managing architectural distortion on mammography based on MR enhancement
High negative predictive values (NPV) in mammography architectural distortion (AD) without ultrasonographic (US) correlate or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enhancement suggests follow-up rather than biopsy may be safely performed, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Initial clinical experience of zero TE skull MRI in patients with head trauma
Zero TE (ZTE) skull magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a possible option for clinical use in patients with skull lesions and may be helpful in managing radiosensitive trauma patients, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Evaluating the impact of user interface changes on time spent searching for prior exams
The upgraded picture archiving and communication system (PACS) improves over the prior system in reduced time spent searching for prior studies and total time spent reading studies, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Comparison between clinicians' and radiologists' understanding and imaging of breast pain
Clinicians need more education in the types of breast pain that necessitate an imaging workup and what imaging to order, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

A survey of fourth-year radiology residents who took the 2018 ABR Core Exam
Residents who passed the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Core Examination perceived the value of a range of preparation resources as higher than those who failed, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Banana disease boosted by climate change
Climate change has raised the risk of a fungal disease that ravages banana crops, new research shows.

Using a mobile while browsing the shelves may make shoppers buy more
In-store mobile phone use that is unrelated to shopping may be associated with an increase in unplanned purchases, according to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.

Clinical trial shows promise for increasing lung transplant patients' life expectancy
A new study shows that a potential treatment for ischemia- reperfusion injury is safe for humans.
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