VC CAD: Projection-based features reduce false positives
March 10, 2010 -- An advanced visualization method for virtual colonoscopy could help computer-aided detection (CAD) programs slash false-positive rates, according to researchers from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and colleagues.
Patient surveillance after ovarian cancer treatment is inconsistent
March 10, 2010 -- ST. LOUIS (Reuters Health), Mar 10 - The intensity of surveillance after curative-intent treatment for ovarian cancer is highly variable, according to a survey of gynecologic oncologists. Respondents were asked what they would advise each year for 10 years after initial treatment, including the number of x-rays, CTs, MRIs, and ultrasound exams.
Don't ignore imaging when planning healthcare IT stimulus goals
March 9, 2010 -- The time is now to integrate medical images into electronic health records, for any hospitals planning healthcare IT upgrades to receive stimulus funds, a PACS implementation expert told attendees last week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual meeting in Atlanta.
Specialty may bias doctors' prostate cancer advice
March 9, 2010 -- NEW YORK (Reuters Health), Mar 9 - New research suggests that the type of specialist a prostate cancer patient sees -- rather than the patient's own preference -- may determine the treatment he receives.
Organ-based tube-current modulation cuts breast dose
March 8, 2010 -- VIENNA - Radiation doses to the breast can be cut by nearly 40% using a new organ-based dose modulation technique in combination with a noise-optimized image reconstruction method. The two techniques must be used together if the resulting images are to remain readable, researchers reported.
Interpretation errors top clinical negligence claims in U.K.
March 8, 2010 -- VIENNA - Compared with the U.S., the U.K. is perhaps not seen as a strongly litigious country, but a new analysis of clinical negligence claims in radiology presented at the European Congress of Radiology reveals a clear rise in recent years in the number and financial burden of malpractice suits.
Breast MRI CAD yields high sensitivity, specificity
March 8, 2010 -- VIENNA - Breast MRI computer-aided detection (CAD) technology can effectively distinguish between benign and malignant lesions, according to research from Germany presented at the 2010 European Congress of Radiology.
Economical DR, extremity MRI among GE ECR highlights
March 8, 2010 -- VIENNA - A new digital radiography (DR) system designed for developing markets and a recently acquired extremity MRI scanner are among the highlights in the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) booth of multimodality vendor GE Healthcare.