7 steps to better AI algorithms June 16, 2017 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage right now, with most of the focus on using the technology for image analysis. But Dr. Eliot Siegel believes that AI has much more to offer, and he suggested several improvements at the recent International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) meeting.
SNMMI: Education eases patients' nuclear medicine fears June 15, 2017 -- DENVER - By providing basic educational materials on nuclear medicine and the potential risks from radiation exposure, clinicians can make patients feel more comfortable about their upcoming scans, according to a presentation on Tuesday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting.
Breast MR hits benchmarks in community practice June 15, 2017 -- Breast MRI has been shown to perform well as an adjunct to screening mammography in women at high risk for breast cancer. But its efficacy has mostly been evaluated based on trials at academic centers rather than community practices. So how does the modality perform in the real world?
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 39: Welcome to Philadelphia June 15, 2017 -- As a Texas native, Priya thinks she's found something to wear as she and Andy start their pediatric radiology residency. But her choice of scrubs may not fly with the hospital's fiercely loyal patient base -- in Philadelphia.
SNMMI Image of the Year awarded to German researchers June 14, 2017 -- DENVER - The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) on Wednesday awarded its Image of the Year to researchers who used PET/CT followed by fluorescence-guided surgery to demonstrate how dual-labeled prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) inhibitors based on PSMA-11 enhance preoperative staging of metastatic prostate cancer.
Study questions use of FAST exam for kids with trauma June 14, 2017 -- Can a focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) exam improve the clinical care of hemodynamically stable children who have blunt trauma to the torso? Apparently not, according to research published June 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
SNMMI: PET/ultrasound targets recurrent prostate cancer June 14, 2017 -- DENVER - Researchers at Emory University are reporting early success in fusing fluciclovine-PET and 3D ultrasound images to better detect and biopsy suspected recurrent prostate cancer. They presented their findings at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting.
Can AI predict treatment response in bipolar patients? June 14, 2017 -- Can the same type of artificial intelligence (AI) technology used in fighter pilot combat simulation be used to predict how patients with bipolar disorder will respond to treatment? Yes, according to research published online in Bipolar Disorders.
SNMMI: SPECT shows brain changes in football players June 13, 2017 -- DENVER - SPECT scans show changes in cerebral blood flow in retired professional football players that differ based on which position they played, according to researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles. The findings were presented on Monday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting.
High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's June 13, 2017 -- Elevated levels of amyloid on PET scans of the brain have been associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. But a study published June 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that higher levels of amyloid could actually be the first preclinical sign of the illness.