Guerbet sees Mallinckrodt deal as key to growth
November 27, 2015 -- Contrast agent manufacturer Guerbet this week closed its acquisition of the contrast division of Mallinckrodt. The move vaults Guerbet into position as a major player in the U.S. contrast market and is a key stepping stone in the French company's plan for growth.
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 25 -- Evidence-based US
November 25, 2015 -- presents the 25th in a series of columns on the practice of ultrasound from Dr. Jason Birnholz, one of the pioneers of the modality. In this installment, Dr. Birnholz discusses a unique interpretation of evidence-based practice, as well as his hopes for ultrasound's future.
Breast MR finds significant cancer that mammo misses
November 25, 2015 -- Additional breast cancers found with MRI after mammography can be larger and more aggressive -- and may prompt a change in a patient's treatment plan, according to a new study published in Radiology.
Nonsolid lung nodules carry greater cancer risk in women
November 24, 2015 -- For lung nodules detected on CT, certain types can pose a higher risk of cancer for women than men, according to a study to be presented at the upcoming RSNA 2015 meeting in Chicago. The results indicate that radiologists may want to consider gender when interpreting CT lung screening scans.
3D MRI uncovers risk of stroke in asymptomatic diabetics
November 24, 2015 -- 3D MRI has found evidence of intraplaque hemorrhage among diabetics who have no signs of atherosclerotic disease -- a finding that could greatly increase their risk of an adverse vascular event, according to a study scheduled for presentation at RSNA 2015 in Chicago.
MRI finds obesity trigger in obese kids
November 24, 2015 -- Functional MRI and functional connectivity MRI have pinpointed regions of the brain that are triggered by the smell of food and influence reactions in obese children, according to a poster presentation scheduled for RSNA 2015 in Chicago.
Tomo-CAD combo targets lung cancer screening
November 23, 2015 -- What if you had a lung cancer screening modality that was better than x-ray and nearly as good as CT, but with less radiation and expense? Researchers from Hungary are investigating the idea with a digital tomosynthesis system that they assembled themselves, along with homegrown computer-aided detection (CAD) software.
7T MRI with glutamate uncovers epileptic seizure sites
November 23, 2015 -- Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania are reporting early success with a novel imaging technique that uses 7-tesla MRI and the amino acid glutamate as a biomarker to locate epileptic lesions in the brain that conventional MRI and other modalities may miss.
FDA says film printing optional for mammography
November 23, 2015 -- In a guidance to mammography facilities, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that printing breast images to hard-copy film is no longer necessary and can be performed at the discretion of individual centers.
Ambitious goals drive developers of Explorer PET project
November 20, 2015 -- Buoyed by a five-year, $15.5 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, a consortium of researchers has embarked on an ambitious trek to revolutionize PET imaging with the world's first total-body scanner, a system that would employ a half-million PET detectors.