Many women still unaware of breast density as cancer risk factor
March 3, 2015 -- Nearly half of women who are eligible for mammography screening have never heard of breast density, and approximately half are unaware of breast density's effect on cancer detection and risk, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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Practice of Ultrasound: Part 21 -- Situs inversus
March 3, 2015 -- In the next installment of his series on the practice of ultrasound, Dr. Jason Birnholz discusses using sonography to identify situs inversus, a congenital condition in which a patient's organs are reversed. Although it is rare, ultrasound professionals should be prepared to identify the condition.
Japan clears Calgary Scientific's ResolutionMD
March 3, 2015 -- Imaging software developer Calgary Scientific's ResolutionMD medical imaging software has been cleared in Japan for use on Web and mobile devices.
Konica Minolta, Shimadzu introduce integrated x-ray unit
March 3, 2015 -- Konica Minolta Medical Imaging and Shimadzu Medical Systems USA have launched a portable x-ray device that integrates technology from both firms.
MR spectroscopy identifies precancer in women with BRCA
March 3, 2015 -- An MR spectroscopy technique that monitors biochemical changes in tissue showed precancerous breast changes in women with BRCA gene mutations and could improve the management of women at risk of breast cancer, according to a new study published in Radiology.
SIR: Ultrasound helps plantar fasciitis patients
March 3, 2015 -- The use of specific ultrasonic energy to penetrate, emulsify, and remove diseased tissue can help patients with chronic plantar fasciitis, according to a study presented at this week's Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) meeting.
NDS releases new surgical display
March 3, 2015 -- NDS Surgical Imaging has released its new 27-inch Radiance Ultra surgical visualization display.
BC Technical acquires Eclipse Systems
March 3, 2015 -- Medical imaging equipment provider BC Technical has acquired Eclipse Systems, a nuclear imaging services company.
Montreal facility cited for cyclotron issues
March 3, 2015 -- The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has ordered the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital to stop producing radiolabeled tracers for medical and research purposes.
Surf's up at Yale-New Haven's pediatric MRI suite
March 2, 2015 -- Winter in New England never looked so good as it does inside Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital's new pediatric MRI suite, during these cold, snowy days. The facility began imaging children in January in the new beach-themed "Scan-Castle," featuring a seascape painted on the wall and blue waves on the tiled floor.