AIUM forum touts 'ultrasound first' to boost use of modality
November 15, 2012 -- Ultrasound is an underutilized diagnostic imaging exam, according to the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), which organized a forum to promote the concept of performing "ultrasound first" when clinically indicated. But what will it take to make this happen?  Discuss
MRI shows brain lesions in women with migraines
November 14, 2012 -- MRI scans indicate that women who suffer from migraine headaches have more brain lesions than men, but neither gender experiences any cognitive decline from the affliction, according to a study published in the November 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
The Profit Center: Part 26 -- Radiology and the 'me-we' cycle
November 14, 2012 -- Society today is becoming increasingly affected by "we" think, from notions of shared sacrifice, to paying your fair share, to "giving back," says healthcare business and legal affairs expert Mark Weiss. Learn how your group should navigate today's environment in this edition of the Profit Center.  Discuss
CBCT-like angio predicts TACE response a month before MRI
November 13, 2012 -- A dual-phase angiography procedure based on conebeam CT (CBCT) principles that was used during transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) can predict treatment response in hepatocellular carcinoma tumors long before MRI is traditionally applied at one-month follow-up, researchers wrote in Radiology.  Discuss
Stereoscopic digital mammography reduces recall rates
November 13, 2012 -- A new 3D breast imaging technique, stereoscopic digital mammography, has the potential to improve the accuracy of breast cancer screening while also reducing recall rates, according to a study published online November 13 in Radiology.  Discuss
VC goes extra innings with AAA screening
November 12, 2012 -- Virtual colonoscopy can do double duty by screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), according to a study of more than 1,000 individuals. Researchers found that virtual colonoscopy was reliable for detecting AAA or, more commonly, for ruling out the condition.
MRI finds strokes are more frequent in kids with sickle cell anemia
November 12, 2012 -- Researchers using diffusion-weighted MRI to screen children with sickle cell anemia have found that acute silent cerebral ischemic events occur more frequently than previously thought, and a child with sickle cell anemia is at constant threat of ischemia.  Discuss
GE taps interest in ABUS with U-Systems acquisition
November 9, 2012 -- You know you're onto something when the big boys come calling. GE Healthcare has announced its acquisition of automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) developer U-Systems, a move that highlights the rapid evolution of ABUS from a niche technology into a promising adjunct to screening mammography.  Discuss
Hopeful VC symposium attendees set plans
November 9, 2012 -- After nearly two decades of promoting a colorectal cancer screening exam they believe is a better test than optical colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy advocates have no illusions about the difficulties that have impeded their efforts to secure reimbursement for screening. But lately they're more hopeful of a real breakthrough.  Discuss
PET volume, glycolytic activity predict NSCLC local recurrence
November 9, 2012 -- By characterizing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumors through glycolytic activity and FDG-PET volume after stereotactic body radiation therapy, clinicians may be able to detect which tumors are likely to recur, according to a study presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology meeting.  Discuss
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