American Roentgen Ray Society awards 2021 ARRS Gold Medal to entire membership

For valiant service selflessly rendered on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19, the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) symbolically awards each and every one of our members the 2021 ARRS Gold Medal

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Sweat sensor could alert doctors, patients to looming COVID cytokine storm (video)

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2021 — Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors recognized that patients who developed a “cytokine storm” —

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Outcome predictive performance of admission chest radiographs in COVID-19 patients

2021 ARRS Virtual Annual Meeting research finds in the setting of high pretest probability of COVID-19 infection or with quick turnaround of rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 test, chest x-ray scoring can predict patient outcomes

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Potential impact of pass/fail USMLE Step 1 scoring on radiology residency applications

2021 ARRS Virtual Annual Meeting research finds as USMLE Step 1 transitions from numerical score to pass/fail, program directors likely to rely on Step 2 Clinical Knowledge scores as objective, standardized metric for applicant screening

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New test to study language development in youth with Down syndrome

A team led by UC Davis Health researchers tested and validated elaborated language sampling (ELS) as a set of procedures for collecting, measuring and analyzing the spoken language of youth with Down syndrome in a naturalistic setting. They found that ELS is a reliable and feasible tool that can be used to detect meaningful changes in communication skills of individuals with Down syndrome.

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Study finds risk of leukemia higher than expected in children with Down syndrome

The risk of childhood leukemia among kids with Down syndrome is higher than predicted, according to a new study led by UC Davis and UC San Francisco researchers. Early diagnosis remains critical.

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Skoltech scientists use machine learning to help doctors find veins for no-fuss blood draws

Researchers from Skoltech have developed an early prototype of a medical imaging system that uses neural networks to analyze near-infrared

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Risk prediction to reduce minority disparities in USPSTF lung cancer screening guidelines

Updated USPSTF LCS guidelines based solely on age, pack-years, and quit-years perpetuate eligibility disparities among racial and ethnic minorities, although incorporating certain risk prediction models may help reduce such inequalities

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Catching more breast cancers when mammograms are limited

In one of the largest research projects of its kind, a new study published in JAMA Network Open looks at nearly 900,000 individuals and close to 2 million mammograms to come up with a new way to detect the most breast cancer cases with the fewest exams.

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Study could help develop biosensors for non-invasive diagnosis of diseases

Brazilian researchers tested the capacity of different materials to produce sensors for the detection of PCA3, a gene that is overexpressed in prostate cancer. The technique can also be used to diagnose infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

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