Breast ultrasound helps mammography find more cancer November 5, 2015 -- Adding ultrasound to mammography screening detects more early invasive breast cancer and probably reduces mortality, according to a 4 November study in the journal Lancet. The Japanese trial is thought to be the first of its kind in a large, randomized, multicenter population with a focus on younger, average-risk women.
Medical groups rebel against meaningful use HIT program November 5, 2015 -- The American Medical Association and 110 other medical associations have asked U.S. lawmakers to intervene in the meaningful use program before physicians decide to no longer participate in the initiative, designed to spur the adoption of healthcare IT.
Tips for implementing 3D printing at your hospital November 4, 2015 -- Although 3D printing as a core service in healthcare is still in its infancy, many innovative institutions have been blazing a path. In this article, Todd Pietila of 3D software developer Materialise offers tips for starting a 3D printing service at your facility.
Use vascular indexes to exclude malignant breast masses November 4, 2015 -- Using vascular indexes obtained via 3D power Doppler ultrasound can accurately characterize suspicious breast masses, and adding it to 2D ultrasound may reduce unnecessary biopsies, noted Turkish researchers in an article published online in the European Journal of Radiology.
Making a Difference as a Sonographer: Regeneration tips November 3, 2015 -- In past articles, fitness coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben have emphasized doing the right moves within an exercise program: By doing the right moves at the right times, you can live a pain-free life, they believe. In this installment, they offer recovery tips to achieve an all-around feeling of health and wellness.
Fla. judge tosses suit over transvaginal US scans November 2, 2015 -- A lawsuit filed by former students at a college in Florida who claimed they were forced to perform transvaginal ultrasound scans on each other as part of their sonographer training has been thrown out by a federal judge.
DBT finds 54% more cancers than mammography October 30, 2015 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) finds 54% more cancers than 2D mammography and reduces recall rates by almost 20%, according to a new study published in Radiology. Even better, the technology identifies lesions in dense breast tissue, which mammography tends to miss.
Geography may be key to balancing radiologist workforce October 29, 2015 -- Should the number of radiologist trainees be reduced to address an oversupply in the workforce? Not so fast, say the authors of a new paper in Radiology. They believe that correcting geographic imbalances could be a more effective strategy than a broad-based reduction in resident training spots.
PET/CT predicts stem cell transplant success in lymphoma October 29, 2015 -- The presence of lesions on FDG-PET/CT scans prior to stem cell transplantation can help predict survival for patients with aggressive lymphomas, according to a study published in the November issue of Radiology.
Tweets reveal patient opinions of MRI scans October 28, 2015 -- An Australian researcher has found a novel way to investigate how patients respond to MRI scans: Read their tweets. A review of nearly 500 patient tweets found messages ranging from the humorous to the inspirational, and even led to the discovery of a new phenomenon: the "MRI selfie."