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.
Meta-Analysis of the Noninvasive Colorectal Screening Tests [critique of article by Pickhardt et al.]
There has been a dearth of head to head comparison of the performance of the different noninvasive colorectal cancer screening tests. Alicia Chen, MD discusses a new study that has completed a valuable meta-analysis comparing the positive predictive value and detection rate of stool DNA, FIT, and CT colonography.
Adding Delayed Phase Images to Dual-Phase Contrast-Enhanced CT Increases Sensitivity for Small Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma [critique of article by Fukukura et al.]
Dual phase pancreatic CT has been the traditional work horse for evaluation of pancreatic masses. Ben Kipper, MD discusses a paper examining an additional “delayed” phase to enhance the sensitivity and detection of small pancreatic adenocarcinomas.
Acute Exacerbation of Interstitial Pneumonia after Lung Cancer Surgery: Challenges in Developing Imaging Criteria and Opportunities for Future Research [critique of article by Ozawa et al.]
Jordan Perchik, MD discusses a new study in which a team of radiologists attempt to detail imaging findings that can identify patients with interstitial lung disease who are at high risk of developing acute exacerbation after thoracic surgery. Several promising metrics are described however the close overlap between the statistically significant values leads to a broader discussion of statistical significance versus practical application.
Performance of MRI for Detection of Lateral Meniscus Posterior Root Injury in Children with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear [critique of article by Nguyen et al.]
Yoon-Jin Kim, MD discusses a study identifying imaging findings of lateral meniscus posterior root tear on pre-operative MRI in children. Imaging findings generally having a high specificity put low sensitivity with tears of the root proper having the best accuracy for identifying root tears when arthroscopy reports are used at the reference standard.
Axillary Adenopathy Following COVID-19 Vaccination in Breast Imaging [critique of article by Mortazavi]
Jeff Guccione, MD discusses an article has potential implications for future guidelines in how to manage axillary adenopathy following vaccination.
Post-Lumpectomy Surveillance Mammography: Diagnostic versus Screening? [critique of article by Nguyen et al.]
For patients who have undergone prior lumpectomy for localized breast cancer, no clear guidelines exist regarding use of diagnostic or screening mammography for post-lumpectomy imaging surveillance. Amber Liles, MD, MPH dives into a recently published article which seeks to answer this research question.
Evaluating the MRI characteristics and frequency of Displaced Flap Tears of the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex [critique of article by Boutin et al.]
The triangular fibrocartilage complex is a structure which is often associated with ulnar sided wrist pain. Injuries to this structure can result in displaced tears which have a characteristic appearance. Shrey Patel, MD discusses a new AJR article that describes characteristic MRI findings and the frequency of this injury.
Y-90 Radioembolization for the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer – Does Primary Tumor Location Prognosticate Survival? [critique of article by Wu et al.]
Giuseppe V. Toia, MD reviews a retrospective study exploring prognostic factors for patients with chemorefractory metastatic colorectal cancer treated with Y-90 radioembolization. The study emphasizes primary tumor location as a predictor of overall survival.
In-Bore Versus Fusion MRI-Targeted Prostate Biopsy of PI-RADS Category 4 or 5 Lesions: A Retrospective Comparative Analysis Using Propensity Score Weighting [critique of article by Prince et al.]
Shrav Sridhar MD, discusses a retrospective study in which target-specific prostate cancer detection rate in a cohort of patients who underwent in-bore MRI biopsy was compared to the rate in a cohort of patients who underwent ultrasound-MRI fusion-guided biopsy.