Software yields 3D visual summaries of radiology reports
September 13, 2013 -- Medical imaging made a major leap forward when it moved from 2D images to 3D renderings. But the radiology department's primary product -- the radiology report -- is still based on archaic information that's 2D and text-based. A joint team from the U.S. and Singapore has developed a way to make radiology reports come alive -- in 3D.
No bones about it: Subtraction CTA uncovers cerebral aneurysms
September 12, 2013 -- Yielding high sensitivity and accuracy, an advanced visualization technique that automatically subtracts bone data from 320-detector-row CT angiography (CTA) scans could substitute for 3D digital subtraction angiography in detecting cerebral aneurysms, according to research published online in Radiology.
Calif. breast physicians launch density-notification support tool
September 12, 2013 -- A group of California breast imagers and breast cancer risk specialists has launched a website to help radiologists and referring physicians navigate the challenges posed by breast density notification laws, according to a report published online September 10 in Radiology.
Residency boot camp steels interns for road ahead
September 12, 2013 -- When the directors of an Arkansas residency program saw their interns having a hard time transitioning to their second-year radiology residency, they decided to do something about it, according to a report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Ultrasound developer InnerVision looks for partner
September 11, 2013 -- Looking to accelerate its path to market, ultrasound developer InnerVision Medical Technologies has begun to search for a corporate partner to license its version of synthetic aperture technology. The company believes the technology produces a big boost in ultrasound resolution, particularly in scans of obese patients.
ASCO BCS: Breast MRI reduces biopsies of false positives
September 11, 2013 -- SAN FRANCISCO - In experienced hands, breast MRI with mammography or ultrasound can help avoid biopsies of suspicious lesions that would otherwise turn out to be false positives, according to a poster presentation on September 7 at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2013 Breast Cancer Symposium (BCS).
Dual-time-point FDG-PET/CT no help for salivary gland tumors
September 11, 2013 -- Dual-time-point FDG-PET/CT is not an effective way to differentiate between benign and malignant salivary gland tumors, according to a study from Japan in the September issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
FDA panel mostly likes evidence on CTC efficacy
September 10, 2013 -- In a wide-ranging session on CT colonography (CTC), held in Silver Spring, MD, on Monday, a panel of experts convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration delivered almost universally positive views of the evidence supporting the use of the exam for colorectal cancer screening.
Whole-body MRI may predict heart attack, stroke in diabetics
September 10, 2013 -- Whole-body MRI can detect vascular changes in patients with diabetes that can signal an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study by German researchers published online September 10 in Radiology.
Tributes paid to 'spiritual father' of Moroccan radiology
September 10, 2013 -- Colleagues and former students of Dr. Jacques Gillet, who died on 27 August, have issued glowing tributes to a true pioneer who established the School of Radiology at the University Hospital of Rabat in Morocco.
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