Novel PET tracer helps diagnose concussed patients September 28, 2016 -- A new PET tracer, F-18 T807, has shown efficacy for diagnosing concussion-related brain degeneration for the first time in a live subject, according to a proof-of-concept study published online September 27 in Translational Psychiatry.
Most hospitals follow pediatric nuclear medicine dose guidelines September 28, 2016 -- A survey of more than 80 general hospitals that perform nuclear medicine scans on pediatric patients shows the vast majority adhere to radiation-reducing protocols promoted by Image Gently and the 2010 North American guidelines, according to research published in the September issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
ASTRO: Negative PET/CT doesn't always mean dormant NSCLC September 27, 2016 -- BOSTON - Certain non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with clinical stage T2 tumors may still need their disease staged invasively, even if they have a negative PET/CT scan, according to a study presented on Sunday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.
Machine learning may aid reading of thyroid ultrasound September 27, 2016 -- Can machine-learning techniques perform better than a radiologist in differentiating between malignant and thyroid nodules on ultrasound? It depends on the experience level of the radiologist, according to research published in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
ASTRO: SBRT doubles survival in early-stage lung cancer September 26, 2016 -- BOSTON - Patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer who were treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) had more than twice the survival of patients treated with conventional radiation therapy, according to a study presented on Sunday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.
ASTRO: Outreach boosts radiation therapy rates for blacks September 26, 2016 -- BOSTON - A patient outreach program essentially eliminated the treatment gap between the number of black and white patients who received radiation therapy for early-stage lung cancer, according to a paper presented on Monday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) conference.
Breast shielding doesn't affect DNA damage from CT September 26, 2016 -- The use of breast shields during coronary CT angiography studies in women had no effect on the amount of DNA damage patients sustained during exams, but it did degrade image quality, according to a new study in the October issue of Radiology.
Meet the Minnies 2016 finalists September 23, 2016 -- Are you wondering who made the final cut in the Minnies, AuntMinnie.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging? Our list of finalists includes 29 candidates competing in 14 categories, ranging from Most Influential Radiology Researcher to Best Radiology Mobile App.
MRI initiative will chart brain development in children September 22, 2016 -- Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Minnesota are about to embark on a groundbreaking four-year journey to track and analyze the highly dynamic evolution of a child's brain between birth and age 5 through regularly scheduled MRI scans.
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 5: Mnemonics September 22, 2016 -- Mnemonics can be useful for memorizing a massive amount of material in a short period of time. But Andy may have gone overboard in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend, an ongoing weekly comic strip by Ryan McBeth.