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.
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.
In-Gantry MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy: Finding a Sweet Spot in Lesion Sampling [critique of article by Seyfried et al.]
Frederic J. Bertino, MD discusses a recent AJR article that investigates how to optimize the cores samples for in-gantry prostate MRI biopsy. It is suggested by this retrospective study that three cores from the dominant lesion achieves the “sweet spot” in balancing significant cancer detection and reducing anesthesia and procedure time. Study limitations and future directions are discussed.