SNMMI builds global ties with China partnership
February 12, 2013 -- The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the Chinese Society of Nuclear Medicine may be worlds apart on a map, but when it comes to priorities and advancing the specialty, the two organizations have much in common.  Discuss
CT, MR don't improve outcomes of some stroke patients
February 11, 2013 -- Using advanced imaging following the onset of ischemic stroke to identify patients who would benefit from mechanical clot removal does not improve patient selection for use of the technology, according to a study published on Friday in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Residents do well in overnight reads, but miss a few
February 11, 2013 -- Radiology residents are generally accurate in their interpretations of emergency department CT studies performed on overnight call, though they do miss a handful of important findings, concluded a study from University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland.  Discuss
Wide-area 4D CT gives hope in cases of 'inoperable' lung cancer
February 11, 2013 -- Lung cancer patients with invasive tumors near vital structures are often thought to be inoperable cases. But these patients could gain new hope thanks to a dynamic 4D wide-area CT technique that is able to see the tumors in motion, helping clinicians give the go-ahead for surgical resection.  Discuss
Imaging biomarkers show promise for cancer treatment response
February 8, 2013 -- Imaging biomarkers show promise as tools to assess patient response to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Research on the use of biomarkers for brain tumors and esophageal cancers was presented in scientific sessions at the Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium, held February 8 and 9 in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
Save On Medical helps patients shop imaging exams
February 8, 2013 -- For decades, healthcare has remained outside of the consumer business model. But as costs shift to patients, consumers are making healthcare decisions the same as they make other purchases in their lives: with price looming large. Save On Medical hopes to facilitate this process by offering price comparisons for imaging services.  Discuss
CAD can automatically detect vertebral fractures on CT
February 8, 2013 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) technology can be used to help diagnose vertebral body fractures on trauma CT exams, according to research from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.  Discuss
How to take action against radiology threats: Part 2
February 7, 2013 -- In this two-part series, Dr. David C. Levin and Dr. Vijay Rao from Thomas Jefferson University outline actions that radiologists can take to address threats to the specialty. In part 2, Levin provides eight steps that radiologists can take to protect themselves.  Discuss
Imaging vendors target China's rural healthcare market
February 7, 2013 -- As China rushes to modernize its healthcare system, big cities such as Beijing and Shanghai have attracted most of the attention. But medical imaging vendors are now moving into China's vast countryside. Owen Tang of ChinaBionews offers a look at China's new frontier for growth.  Discuss
Gold nanoparticles offer future potential as cancer treatment
February 7, 2013 -- Researchers have demonstrated the ability to harness powerful radioactive particles and direct them toward small cancer tumors using gold-plated nanoparticles, according to an article published online January 18 in PLOS One.  Discuss
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