Listen in as our team of senior resident and fellow Podcast Editors critique articles and provide synthesized overviews of timely research from the “Yellow Journal” for in-training and practicing radiologists.
A New Medial Meniscal Extrusion Threshold Relating Clinical Symptoms and MRI Findings [critique of article by Lie et al.]
The addition of clinical information and verified cartilage damage progression on MRI may represent a new standard in determining progression of knee osteoarthritis. Drew Gunio, MD, MS discusses a new AJR article on why 2.5 mm may now be the new number to consider when reporting medial meniscal extrusion.
Altar of the Hounsfield Unit [critique of article by Azar et al.]
Can HU reliably differentiate any benign sclerotic bone lesion (not just bone islands) from sclerotic metastases? David Robinson, MD explores the topic through the lens of a new AJR article on the subject.
Improving radiologist performance in detection of microinvasive disease on mammography [critique of article by Grimm et al.]
Jordan Perchik, MD discusses a new AJR study in which a team of breast imaging radiologists determine if case review and a targeted educational session can improve detection of microinvasive disease on mammography. The authors describe patterns key to upstaging DCIS and address the difficulty and limitations of detecting microinvasive disease.
A Look at Thermal Ablation of RCC in the Morbidly Obese [critique of article by Zhou et al.]
In this podcast, Edgar Perez, MD reviews new AJR data on how ablation fares in the morbidly obese demographic. Additionally, this podcast may help facilitate discussions about expectations, safety, efficacy, and complications during consultations with morbidly obese patients.
Predictors of Anesthetic Exposure in Pediatric MRI [critique of article by Machado-Rivas et al.]
Michael Nellamattathil, MD analyzes and reviews a recent AJR article on the various factors contributing to anesthesia time and exposure in pediatric patients undergoing MRI examinations and what can be done to improve these measures.
Comparing Chest CT findings in Coronavirus and Influenza Pneumonias [critique of article by Lin et al.]
Jeffrey Guccione, MD highlights the keys points of a new AJR article, which retrospectively compares the imaging features on CT of coronavirus pneumonia and influenza. The importance of this research is put into the broader context of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, including the possibility for concurrent outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza. The strengths and weaknesses are outlined along with some future avenues for investigation.
Stroke and COVID-19: A New Association [critique of article by Kihira et al.]
COVID 19 has been shown to affect a variety of organ systems. In this podcast, Ben Kipper, MD examines the association between stroke subtypes and COVID-19 as well as the effect that association may have on clinicians and radiologists.
Lung US Findings in Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) Patients [critique of article by Zhang et al.]
On this episode, Alicia Chen, MD takes a closer look at a very timely new AJR article titled, “Lung US Findings in Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) Patients” by Yao Zhang and colleagues from Beijing Ditan Hospital and Peking University Third Hospital. Compared to CT, ultrasound is portable, less costly, and does not use radiation.
Factors Associated with Background Parenchymal Enhancement on Contrast Enhanced Mammography [critique of article by Karimi et al.]
In this episode, Yoon-Jin Kim, MD discusses a study evaluating factors associated with background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on contrast-enhanced mammography. The findings are important as BPE impacts study interpretation and high BPE may be an independent breast cancer risk factor. The study findings are valuable for physicians currently interpreting this emerging breast imaging modality and those considering integrating it into their own clinical practice.
ACR TI-RADS: What Are We Missing? [critique of article by Smith et al.]
Compared to other guidelines, ACR TI-RADS results in a decreased number of thyroid nodules which are either followed or given a recommendation of fine needle aspiration (FNA). Find out on this podcast hosted by Amber Liles, MD, MPH, what thyroid malignancies are missed and why and how changes in size thresholds might affect ACR TI-RADS performance and outcomes.
Whole-Body Bone Scintigraphy Helps to Detect Kidney Diseases [critique of article by Zhao et al.]
Shravan Sridhar, MD, MS discusses a new retrospective review of patients with abnormal renal uptake Technicium 99m MDP bone scans in which the causes of abnormal renal uptake, imaging follow up, and interventions are assessed
Opportunistic Screening for Metabolic Syndrome in Asymptomatic Adults Utilizing Fully Automated Abdominal CT-based Biomarkers [critique of article by Pickhardt et al.]
Metabolic syndrome is typically thought of as a clinical disease. In this podcast, Shrey Patel, MD discusses a new study in AJR that on reevaluating the role of imaging in identifying and potentially diagnosing patients at risk for metabolic syndrome by using CT biomarkers.