ASCO BCS: Breast MRI useful for average-risk women, too
September 25, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Breast MRI is used as an adjunct to mammography for screening women at high risk of breast cancer, but could it be used in average-risk women as well to find cancer earlier? The answer is a resounding yes, according to research presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual Breast Cancer Symposium (ASCO BCS).
CTC cheaper than colonoscopy for Medicare patients
September 25, 2015 -- Screening CT colonography (CTC) is almost a third less expensive than colonoscopy in Medicare patients, according to a new report in Abdominal Imaging. The results are promising for what advocates hope is imminent approval of Medicare payment for the CT-based test.
Does preoperative breast MRI really benefit patients?
September 24, 2015 -- Breast MRI is a sensitive modality that finds cancers mammography or ultrasound can miss. But when it's used preoperatively in women who have already been diagnosed, it may cause more trouble than it's worth -- such as longer wait times for surgery and unnecessary mastectomies, according to a new study published in JAMA Oncology.
Study: Emergency patients get duplicate x-ray, CT exams
September 24, 2015 -- If Domino's can track pizzas from order through delivery, why can't we keep better track of patients? That's the question raised by a new study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology that found that many emergency patients got duplicate x-ray and CT exams because doctors weren't sure if their initial orders had been completed.
Tackling medicolegal concerns in PACS: Part 2
September 23, 2015 -- To keep or not to keep? The question of whether or not to retain the markings produced by mammography computer-aided detection software to highlight suspicious findings could have important medicolegal implications, according to Dr. Eliot Siegel.
Tackling medicolegal concerns in PACS: Part 1
September 22, 2015 -- NEW YORK CITY - Who really "owns" medical images? And why isn't image compression used more often? These are a few of the questions addressed by Dr. Eliot Siegel in a talk on Monday at the New York Medical Imaging Informatics Symposium, which we're covering in a two-part series on medicolegal concerns in PACS.
Tips for correct use of the -X{EPSU} modifiers
September 22, 2015 -- Confused about Medicare's new -X{EPSU} modifiers? If so, you're not alone, as many radiology professionals have been puzzled about the new codes. In his latest column, Jeff Majchrzak of Panacea Healthcare Solutions offers advice and tips for using the new modifiers correctly.
Pulmonologists' views vary on CT lung screening
September 21, 2015 -- Now that CT lung cancer screening guidelines are formally in place, will clinicians actually advise eligible patients to get screened? The answer is yes and no, according to a survey of pulmonologists published online September 14 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
Advanced image processing boosts neck tumor assessment
September 21, 2015 -- Which image postprocessing techniques are best for evaluating tumors of the trachea and bronchus? Multiplanar reformations, volume rendering, and virtual bronchoscopy each have their roles, concludes a new study in PLOS One.
CEUS can monitor antiangiogenic therapy in children
September 18, 2015 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can track tumor changes in children receiving antiangiogenic therapy, predicting patient progression as soon as after the first treatment course, according to a talk at the recent International Contrast Ultrasound Society Bubble Conference in Chicago.
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