SNMMI: Radiopharmaceutical use safe as PET scans increase
June 11, 2013 -- VANCOUVER - The use of radiopharmaceuticals and nonradioactive interventional drugs remains "remarkably safe," even as the number of PET procedures increased 30% over the same five-year period, according to a study presented on Sunday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting.
MRI study shows heading soccer ball leads to brain injury
June 11, 2013 -- Soccer players who frequently use their heads to field the ball perform poorly on memory tests and have brain abnormalities on MRI scans that are similar to those found in patients with traumatic brain injury, according to a study published online June 11 in Radiology.
JAMA Pediatrics: CT scans put children at higher cancer risk
June 10, 2013 -- A landmark study that tracked pediatric CT radiation doses in large health maintenance organizations across the U.S. found that the volume of CT scans nearly doubled between 1996 and 2005, and that the scans may put young patients at greater risk of future cancer, according to JAMA Pediatrics.
SIIM: CPOE for radiologists eases entry of scanner protocols
June 10, 2013 -- GRAPEVINE, TX - Computerized physician order-entry (CPOE) technology isn't just for referring physicians anymore. CPOE software can be used by radiologists to efficiently order the scanner protocols that carry out imaging studies, according to a presentation on Saturday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting.
Women can start colon cancer screening later than men
June 10, 2013 -- Women can be screened for colorectal cancer five to 10 years later than men, according to an Italian study published on June 11 in Cancer. The different findings for men and women in more than 7,000 patients could eventually translate into different screening recommendations based on gender, the investigators wrote.
SIIM: Image sharing system boosts handling of trauma patients
June 7, 2013 -- GRAPEVINE, TX - A digital image sharing system can yield critical improvements for managing imaging studies on CD/DVDs from trauma transfer patients, according to a presentation on Friday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
Siemens introduces new Biograph mCT Flow PET/CT
June 7, 2013 -- Siemens Healthcare plans to launch its new Biograph mCT Flow PET/CT scanner this weekend at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
8-year study finds polyp surveillance safe
June 7, 2013 -- A large eight-year screening study suggests that 6- to 9-mm colorectal polyps do not grow rapidly enough in vivo to pose a significant danger of cancer and therefore don't need to be removed immediately, U.S. researchers reported on Friday at the 2013 European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology meeting.
SIIM: Imaging informatics needs innovation, translation
June 6, 2013 -- GRAPEVINE, TX - The imaging informatics community must work together to innovate and then translate imaging IT advances into practice, said Dr. Bradley Erickson, PhD, in the opening session of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
Shear-wave elastography boosts second-look breast US
June 6, 2013 -- Adding shear-wave elastography to a second-look breast ultrasound study performed after dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI can detect nearly a third more cancers than B-mode ultrasound alone, Ohio researchers have found.
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