Screening mammo for younger women reduces treatment risks
January 30, 2014 -- In addition to finding breast cancer earlier and thus reducing mortality rates, screening mammography for women ages 40 to 49 reduces their need for chemotherapy and their exposure to its risks, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Health information exchange lowers repeat emergency imaging
January 30, 2014 -- Adopting health information exchange between unaffiliated healthcare providers leads to significant decreases in repeat imaging studies in emergency departments and could potentially save millions of dollars, according to a large study from the University of Michigan.
Arab Health: UAE technologists find roles transformed
January 29, 2014 -- DUBAI - Not long ago, being a radiographer/radiologic technologist meant being an x-ray technician with limited responsibilities. But technology, demographics, and the rapidly evolving needs of the imaging department have changed the picture globally -- and especially in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Arab Health: Plans move ahead for Arab School of Radiology
January 29, 2014 -- DUBAI - New details have emerged about the Arab School of Radiology (ASOR). The official launch is now scheduled for the 7th Pan Arab Radiology Congress, to be held in Doha, Qatar, on 17-21 April, and in September ASOR will stage a three-day workshop in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on breast imaging.
CAD uses MRI to differentiate brain tumors on FDG-PET
January 29, 2014 -- A computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm that makes use of anatomic data from MRI scans can help radiologists differentiate between benign and malignant brain tumors on FDG-PET images, according to researchers from Yamaguchi University in Japan.
Whole-body DWI-MRI could aid treatment of myeloma
January 29, 2014 -- Whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) can help assess treatment response in patients with myeloma and potentially reduce the number of painful bone marrow biopsies they need to undergo, according to a study published online in Radiology.
Arab Health: UAE resident program finds its own way
January 28, 2014 -- DUBAI - Even in the best of circumstances, setting up a radiology resident training program can be a challenge. But for a large regional hospital in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a transient international staff and no experience or particular preferences with regard to training, the job can be more than daunting.
USPSTF revises stance on ultrasound AAA screening
January 28, 2014 -- In an update on Monday to its 2005 recommendations for ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) largely kept to its previous recommendations for men while adding nuance to its suggestions for screening in women.
Arab Health: Multimodality imaging key to managing breast cancer
January 27, 2014 -- DUBAI - Finding a suspicious breast lesion is just the start of the path toward optimal management and treatment of breast cancer, and multiple imaging modalities should be used, according to a talk by Dr. Rola Shaheen on the opening day of the Total Radiology sessions at Arab Health 2014.
Software helps rads agree when reading florbetapir PET scans
January 27, 2014 -- PET with the radiotracer florbetapir (also known as Amyvid) is an exciting new tool that could help determine which individuals are at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. But reading the scans can be a challenge, so Pennsylvania researchers enlisted a software application that helped boost reader agreement.
Is point-of-care ultrasound the new stethoscope?
January 27, 2014 -- The role of point-of-care ultrasound in developing countries, the need for early ultrasound education, and the expansion of point-of-care cardiac ultrasound are among the featured topics in the latest issue of the World Heart Federation's Global Heart journal.
In PACS, the sum may not always be better than the parts
January 24, 2014 -- Purchasing a turnkey PACS can be expensive. However, it's now feasible to buy individual components such as viewing software and vendor-neutral archives to save money and build a system that best meets your needs, according to researchers from Montefiore Medical Center.
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