MDCT: 6 steps to better CT hanging protocols June 10, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Are you still reading CT images off your PACS without hanging protocols? If so, that's like going through your email inbox without a spam filter, according to Dr. Jeffrey Mendel, who offered six tips for designing time-saving hanging protocols in a talk at the 2015 International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT (MDCT).
SNMMI: FDG-PET/CT predicts ovarian cancer survival June 10, 2015 -- BALTIMORE - FDG-PET/CT scans can help predict disease progression and overall survival of ovarian cancer patients for as long as several years after treatment, according to a Tuesday presentation at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.
SNMMI: FDOPA-PET/MRI monitors pediatric brain tumors June 9, 2015 -- BALTIMORE - Clinicians may soon be able to add PET/MRI with F-18 fluorodopa (FDOPA) to their imaging arsenal to evaluate the efficacy of the angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab for pediatric brain tumors, according to a study presented on Monday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.
MDCT: Hopes high for CTC screening reimbursement June 9, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - The talented but long-suffering colon cancer screening exam known as CT colonography (CTC) may finally be on the cusp of screening reimbursement, though nothing is certain, according to a Monday presentation at the annual International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT (MDCT).
SNMMI: Amyloid PET clarifies Alzheimer's FDG-PET scans June 9, 2015 -- BALTIMORE - Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles are adding to the evidence that amyloid PET imaging can be a valuable resource for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer's disease. They presented their findings on Monday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.
SNMMI: PET prostate image lands Image of the Year honors June 8, 2015 -- BALTIMORE - A PET radiotracer for prostate cancer that can be labeled with different radioisotopes for both diagnostic and therapeutic use won Image of the Year honors at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.
MDCT: 3 things to do to standardize CT radiation dose June 8, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Even the largest and most unwieldy collection of CT scanners in a multisite institution can function as one by standardizing three simple components of their CT scanning protocols, according to a Sunday presentation at the annual International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT (MDCT).
SNMMI: PET/CT predicts survival in head and neck cancer June 8, 2015 -- BALTIMORE - FDG-PET and FDG-PET/CT do a good job in predicting the chances of recurrence and survival for patients with head and neck cancer within two years of completing chemotherapy treatment, according to a study presented on Sunday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.
Mobile App Spotlight: Cincinnati Children's Hospital June 8, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at the CincyKidsRad hospital account on Figure 1, a popular medical image sharing community, that's run by the department of radiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Ind. radiology group institutes flat-rate pricing June 5, 2015 -- A radiology practice in Indiana has come up with a unique response to patient confusion about medical imaging costs: a flat-rate pricing program that offers set rates for various imaging exams, regardless of whether patients have insurance.