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FDA issues massive recall of GE MRI scanners
February 19, 2015 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered a recall of thousands of MRI scanners manufactured by GE Healthcare to correct a problem that could "result in life-threatening injuries" if magnet shutdown modules are disconnected, according to an FDA notice.
Info on 'overdiagnosis' saps interest in breast screening
February 19, 2015 -- Giving women more information about the negative aspects of mammography, such as overdiagnosis, makes them less inclined to want breast screening, according to a new Australian study published online February 17 in the Lancet.
Breast MR useful for assessing BI-RADS 4 lesions
February 19, 2015 -- A new study published in the February issue of Radiology found that breast MR is useful for working up suspicious lesions classified as BI-RADS 4 at mammography or ultrasound -- and, in fact, can help avoid 92% of unnecessary biopsies.
Results of European CT screening trial can be widely applied
February 19, 2015 -- Individuals scanned with CT in the Nederlands-Leuvens Longkanker Screenings Onderzoek (NELSON) lung cancer screening trial had a similar risk of cancer as people who did not participate in the study, meaning the research can be generalized to a wider population.
CMS data show wide variations in CT, MR use across U.S.
February 18, 2015 -- Newly available data from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) show that wide variations in the use of brain CT and lumbar MR imaging exist across the U.S., according to a study published online in Radiology. The findings could help policymakers tailor interventions to curb overuse among providers.
DTI-MRI shows muscle distress in marathon runners
February 18, 2015 -- The marathon season is fast approaching, and people training to run those 26.2 miles will endure countless aches, pains, and muscle pulls. Dutch researchers are using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) to gain new insight into the toll that long-distance races take on the human body.
Making a Difference as a Sonographer: Foam rolling
February 17, 2015 -- With the combination of a heavy work schedule and the physical demands of the job, many sonographers find that their bodies start to fall apart. To combat the resulting pain and fatigue from achy knees, stiff backs, and painful shoulders, you need to use recovery techniques proactively.
Ultrasound Doppler mode detects low-grade MSK inflammation
February 17, 2015 -- A new Doppler ultrasound technique can provide better visualization of low-grade inflammation in joints and tendons than power Doppler ultrasound, yielding clinical information that often influences patient management, a team of U.K. researchers recently found.
Study finds decline in mammo rates after 2009 USPSTF change
February 13, 2015 -- A new study published online February 9 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that mammography screening rates declined after the 2009 publication of controversial screening guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
U.S. SPECT, PET radiopharma market shows promise amid challenges
February 13, 2015 -- Advances in neurological and cardiac imaging are expected to fuel sales growth in the SPECT and PET radiopharmaceutical markets in the U.S. in the second half of the decade, according to a new market research report from Bio-Tech Systems.
MRI links concussions to brain damage in young hockey players
February 13, 2015 -- A new University of Vermont study published in the February Journal of Pediatrics used MRI to connect concussions sustained by young ice hockey players with subtle changes in the outer layer of the brain that controls higher-level reasoning and behavior.
Study: 1 in 4 Saudis headed for heart attack
February 13, 2015 -- Within the next 10 years, one-fourth of all adults in Saudi Arabia will have a heart attack, according to research presented at the Saudi Heart Association annual conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Mobile stroke unit with CT scanner speeds care in Cleveland
February 12, 2015 -- A mobile stroke treatment unit with a CT scanner and medical personnel aboard is dramatically cutting time-to-treatment decisions for Cleveland stroke patients. Clot-busting drugs were provided in nearly half the usual time, according to a study presented at this week's 2015 International Stroke Conference.
NEJM: Are breast density notification laws actually helpful?
February 12, 2015 -- Twenty-one states have passed laws requiring women to be notified if their breast tissue is dense on mammography. But are the laws actually helpful? It's unclear, according to a perspective article published in the February 12 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
How interventional radiologists can make childbirth safer
February 12, 2015 -- Traumatic vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections, and invasive placenta conditions can result in excessive bleeding and hysterectomy, and may be life-threatening for women, but innovative interventional radiology treatments are making childbirth safer.
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