Vendor-neutral archives offer imaging IT market opportunity
December 6, 2012 -- Vendor-neutral archives have been adopted by just one-third of the U.S. hospital market, according to a new report by healthcare technology and consulting firm CapSite. The many facilities that have not yet adopted the technology create a prime target for vendors in the imaging IT sector.  Discuss
FDA gives PET drugmakers until 2015 to comply with new rules
December 6, 2012 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week set a December 12, 2015, deadline for PET drug manufacturers to operate under an approved new drug application (NDA), abbreviated new drug application (ANDA), or investigational new drug (IND) submission to continue to make their products.  Discuss
Survey: Mobile devices expected to improve patient care
December 5, 2012 -- Healthcare IT professionals increasingly expect that the use of mobile devices will improve access to patient data and transform healthcare delivery in the U.S., according to a new survey from HIMSS Analytics.  Discuss
CT screening finds fast-growing lung cancers
December 5, 2012 -- Three-fourths of lung cancers detected through CT screening are aggressive, according to the results of a study in the December 4 Annals of Internal Medicine that boosts the value of CT screening while tamping down fears of overdiagnosis.  Discuss
Increased CT use may boost breast cancer risk
December 5, 2012 -- Increased use of CT may boost breast cancer risk in certain women, such as younger patients and those who receive repeat exams, according to research presented at the RSNA 2012 meeting. Nuclear medicine exams may also raise the risk of breast cancer.  Discuss
USPSTF guidelines sparked decrease in screening mammo rates
December 4, 2012 -- Screening mammography guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in 2009 led to a decline in breast screening, which, in the future, may lead to missed cancers, according to research presented last week at the RSNA 2012 meeting.  Discuss
Yearly screening breast US benefits women with dense tissue
December 4, 2012 -- Although the optimal frequency of screening breast ultrasound for women with mammographically dense breast tissue remains under debate, study data presented at last week's RSNA 2012 meeting suggest that this population would benefit from yearly scans.  Discuss
C-11 methionine PET aids diagnosis of adenomas, multiple myeloma
December 3, 2012 -- The radiotracer carbon-11 (C-11) methionine (MET) with PET/CT can help clarify negative or inconclusive FDG-PET findings in multiple myeloma patients, as well as differentiate between atypical and typical pituitary adenomas, according to two Japanese studies presented at last week's RSNA 2012 conference.  Discuss
Study: Hold the contrast for CT of asymptomatic hematuria
December 3, 2012 -- In young patients undergoing urograms after a finding of asymptomatic hematuria, it may not be necessary to perform contrast-enhanced CT, as a noncontrast scan may be sufficient, researchers suggested at last week's RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Techs often bear brunt of media misinformation about imaging
November 30, 2012 -- CHICAGO - Do you remember the ruckus last year when television celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz recommended on the "Dr. Oz Show" the use of thyroid shields during mammograms? While Oz appears to have changed his tune, social media continues to promote this misconception, according to an ASRT @ RSNA presentation at the RSNA meeting.  Discuss
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