CT lung screening participants not bothered by false positives
July 25, 2014 -- Participants in the massive National Lung Screening Trial weren't troubled by false-positive initial results suggesting they might have cancer -- possibly because they had been well-prepared in advance for such alarms, according to a report published today in Cancer.
Honey, I shrunk the magnet: Preclinical 7T MRI runs cryogen-free
July 25, 2014 -- Looking to fill a void in the market for preclinical MRI and eliminate the need for labs to hunt down scarce supplies of liquid helium, MR Solutions has developed a new cryogen-free, compact 7-tesla preclinical scanner for research applications.
Study: 2 new signs identify gastric band slippage
July 25, 2014 -- Researchers in Ohio and Rhode Island have identified two previously undescribed radiological signs of potentially life-threatening slippage of laparoscopically adjustable gastric bands.
ACR urges CMS to cover breast tomosynthesis
July 24, 2014 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) is urging the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reimburse providers for digital breast tomosynthesis. Women currently have to pay for tomosynthesis out of pocket, despite growing evidence of the technology's superiority over conventional digital mammography.
AAPM: Radiomics helps fine-tune radiation therapy dose
July 24, 2014 -- By extracting statistical information and other measurements from PET images using a data analysis technique called radiomics, researchers have developed a way to determine radiation therapy dose more accurately, according to a study presented this week at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) meeting.
USPSTF posts plan for breast screening review
July 24, 2014 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has finalized its research plan for new recommendations for breast cancer screening as the group looks to update its controversial 2009 guidance.
FDA clears Philips' Visiq mobile US scanner
July 24, 2014 -- Philips Healthcare has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Visiq mobile ultrasound scanner.
ACR offers journalism, publishing fellowship
July 24, 2014 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) is now accepting applications for the Bruce J. Hillman Fellowship in Scholarly Publishing.
Claron to partner with Italian telehealth firm
July 24, 2014 -- Advanced visualization and analysis firm Claron Technology has formed a partnership with an Italian telehealth system provider.
Konica Minolta, Del to collaborate
July 24, 2014 -- Konica Minolta Medical Imaging has announced a partnership with Del Medical that will bring together Konica Minolta's Aero DR wireless digital radiography (DR) panel with Del Medical's x-ray systems.