Winners of 2013 Minnies highlight CT's resilience
October 30, 2013 -- CT remains the workhorse medical imaging technology that's still making headlines some four decades after Sir Godfrey Hounsfield figured out a way to put EMI's Beatles royalties to work. This is nowhere more evident than in this year's Minnies awards, where candidates related to CT won many of the categories.
AJR: Skipped breast screenings increase cancer risk
October 29, 2013 -- When women skip a mammography screening exam -- even for just one year -- their risk of late-stage cancer increases, according to a new study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
PET/MRI could be alternative to PET/CT for liver lesions
October 28, 2013 -- PET/MRI is more than adequate in characterizing liver lesions and provides greater lesion conspicuity than PET/CT, offering clinicians a powerful alternative for oncology imaging, according to a German study published in the November issue of the European Journal of Radiology.
FDA approves GE's Vizamyl PET radiotracer for dementia
October 25, 2013 -- U.S. physicians looking to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease now have a second tool in their arsenal with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of Vizamyl (flutemetamol F-18 injection), a radiopharmaceutical from GE Healthcare for use with PET imaging of the brain in adults being evaluated for Alzheimer's and dementia.
Vendor-neutral archives: Strategy for health info exchange
October 25, 2013 -- Today's health data are fragmented and coveted. Patient medical information and assets (medical images, medications, etc.) are not patient-centric, but more often health system-centric. That can change thanks to vendor-neutral archives, according to Ifetayo Freeman of Ascendian Healthcare Consulting.
NEJM: Urologist self-referral equals IMRT overuse
October 24, 2013 -- Allowing urologists to self-refer patients for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatments contributes to overuse of this expensive therapy, according to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Small-group focus boosts radiology clerkship
October 24, 2013 -- Educators in Boston have made their radiology clerkship more practical and effective for medical students by starting them early in the third year and focusing on small-group learning rather than large plenary sessions, according to a report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Study: CT shows promise as a breast density assessment tool
October 24, 2013 -- Breast density readings taken at CT are consistent with those acquired at mammography, according to a new study published online in Radiology. The modality could provide a readily available and more uniform option for assessing a woman's breast cancer risk, the researchers concluded.
Better together: Tomo and energy subtraction enhance chest DR
October 23, 2013 -- Japanese researchers have found that combining two advanced digital radiography (DR) techniques -- tomosynthesis and energy subtraction -- results in major improvements over conventional digital x-ray energy subtraction when imaging pulmonary nodules, according to an article in the November issue of Academic Radiology.
Pakistan losing radiologists to lucrative overseas offers
October 23, 2013 -- Pakistan is facing a shortage of radiology faculty members as they are leaving the country for more lucrative salaries and better working conditions abroad, with the brain drain reaching an alarming rate in recent years, according to a new article in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Doctors are not informing patients of overdiagnosis risk
October 22, 2013 -- Patients are not being told about the possibility of overdiagnosis and overtreatment as a result of cancer screening programs, and many say they wouldn't start a screening program if the overdiagnosis rate is too high, according to research published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.
PiB-PET scans show link between poor sleep and Alzheimer's
October 22, 2013 -- PET scans using the Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB) radiopharmaceutical have shown a potential link between poor sleep and greater beta-amyloid accumulation, which could lead to Alzheimer's disease in older adults, according to a study published online October 21 in JAMA Neurology.
Emergency docs want decision support to tackle CT overuse
October 21, 2013 -- Generating roughly one-third of all CT scans, the emergency department would seem a key target for imaging decision-support software. And emergency physicians would welcome the technology, if research from Washington University School of Medicine is any indication.
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