FDG-PET/CT benefits breast cancer patients younger than 40 September 17, 2014 -- While guidelines recommend FDG-PET/CT only as an optional workup for women with stage III breast cancer, the hybrid modality can help women younger than 40 who have potentially aggressive stage II breast cancer, according to a study published online September 11 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Incomplete documentation jeopardizes radiology payments September 17, 2014 -- Insufficient documentation is behind most improper payments, according to the government agencies responsible for policing Medicare program claims. Those same agencies repeatedly advise healthcare providers that they can avoid errors by complying with documentation requirements, including those in local coverage determinations.
ImaginAb teams with Novotectid September 17, 2014 -- ImaginAb has inked an exclusive technology development partnership with fellow imaging agent developer Novotectid to develop antibody-based imaging agents to image CD4+ immune T cells.
NuView inks radiopharma deal with Otsuka September 17, 2014 -- NuView Life Sciences has signed an exclusive deal with Otsuka Pharmaceutical to develop and commercialize VPAC1, NuView's investigative genomic-based diagnostic biomarker, for detecting breast and prostate cancer on PET scans.
ScanMed debuts wearable prostate coil September 17, 2014 -- MRI coil developer ScanMed of Resonance Innovations has introduced its PROCURE (prostate, rectum, ovaries, cervix, uterus, reproductive) wearable MRI coil.
ASTRO: Imaging, radiation oncology increasingly work as one September 16, 2014 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Imaging is central to the unprecedented wave of medical specialties converging on cancer care. But it will take more than what today's radiologists are trained for to better understand cancer's mysteries, according to a keynote address by Dr. Hedvig Hricak, PhD, on Monday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.
Transcranial US can spot carotid stenosis patients in danger September 16, 2014 -- Transcranial Doppler ultrasound can be used to identify those asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis patients who are at greater risk for stroke and would therefore be most likely to benefit from revascularization procedures, according to research published online September 16 in Radiology.
Siemens readies ASTRO product showcase September 16, 2014 -- Siemens Healthcare is debuting a range of radiation therapy technology at this week's American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in San Francisco.