Autosegmentation algorithm tackles array of brain tumors May 22, 2015 -- A new algorithm for automatically segmenting image data delivers fast and reproducible volumes of a wide variety of tumors, satisfying a significant unmet need in neuro-oncology, according to a new study in Academic Radiology. A panel of readers gave the algorithm high marks for how well it approximated manual data segmentation methods.
ACR 2015: Bedside US may not capture whole picture in ER May 21, 2015 -- Emergency room (ER) physicians often perform bedside obstetric ultrasound studies on first-trimester patients in the ER, but these patients should also receive radiology ultrasound scans to avoid potentially dangerous missed diagnoses, according to research from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California.
US surveillance of HCC subject to image quality issues May 21, 2015 -- Ultrasound may be the imaging modality of choice for surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in high-risk patients, but variance in exam quality can be a big problem, according to researchers from the University of California, San Diego.
ACR 2015: Why aren't more women becoming radiologists? May 20, 2015 -- The number of female medical students who pick radiology as a specialty remains stubbornly low, nearly a decade after the problem was first recognized, according to a talk at the American College of Radiology's ACR 2015 meeting this week in Washington, DC. Women still make up less than a third of residents in radiology programs.
Mobile App Spotlight: Mammography Localizer May 20, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at Mammography Localizer, an iOS app developed by Dr. John Bisges to help users learn how to localize breast lesions.
Sonography students sue college over transvaginal exams May 19, 2015 -- Two former sonography students have filed a lawsuit against a college in Florida, alleging that the institution and employees in its medical diagnostic sonography program retaliated against them after they protested against having to undergo transvaginal ultrasound procedures as part of their sonography training.
USPSTF 2009 mammo recs led to drop in screening rates May 19, 2015 -- A new analysis published in Women's Health Issues has found that mammography screening rates of women 65 years and older dropped immediately after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) changed its guidance on breast screening in 2009. The fall arrested what had been years of growth in the breast screening rate.
Study: There's more to breast cancer risk than density May 19, 2015 -- Is the breast density notification movement missing the forest for the trees? A May 19 study in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that breast density shouldn't be the only factor to consider when deciding which women should receive supplemental breast imaging tests in addition to mammography.
Analysis finds variance in uptake of amyloid PET tracers May 19, 2015 -- PET scans can detect varying levels of amyloid in the brain that change with age and the presence of a genotype linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a meta-analysis in the May Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings may enable clinicians to better tailor which patients receive the scans.
ACR 2015: Drops in Medicare spending vary by state May 18, 2015 -- There's increasing evidence that Medicare spending on medical imaging is slowing across the U.S. But spending has dropped at different levels in different states, indicating that future spending cuts should be more tailored, according to a study presented at the American College of Radiology's ACR 2015 meeting in Washington, DC.