Mammography database makes performance tracking easier May 4, 2016 -- If a breast imaging facility wants to stay in operation, it must track its performance quality as part of Mammography Quality Standards Act requirements. How can this be done most efficiently? The American College of Radiology's National Mammography Database can help.
When should carotid stenosis be followed up? May 3, 2016 -- Lower levels of carotid artery stenosis tend to worsen much more slowly than more significant stenosis, and they can be followed up with carotid ultrasound studies less frequently, according to researchers from the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans.
3D MRI technique depicts postablation prostate changes May 2, 2016 -- A new MRI-based 3D software technique is able to capture and quantify changes to the prostate after focal laser ablation therapy, researchers reported April 18 in PLOS One. The software could provide better management of prostate cancer patients after laser ablation therapy.
Saudi team releases new findings on MERS virus May 2, 2016 -- Research from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), underlines how imaging investigations can help early detection and management of disease progression, thereby playing a crucial role in predicting patient outcome.
Elastography aids assessment of focal prostate lesions April 29, 2016 -- Ultrasound elastography can be a useful problem-solving tool for assessing focal prostate lesions detected on transrectal ultrasound, potentially avoiding the need to biopsy some patients, according to research published in the May issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Another DBT benefit? It's cost-effective April 29, 2016 -- Add another thing to like about digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT): Not only does it find more cancers than digital mammography alone and reduce recall rates, it's cost-effective, according to a presentation at the recent American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in Los Angeles.
CMS, ONC to replace meaningful use for physicians April 28, 2016 -- The U.S. government has announced significant changes to the meaningful use program for Medicare physicians, including plans to tie the initiative into the new Medicare quality-based payment system and to make it more flexible and relevant for participants.
Inappropriate SPECT MPI scans more common in women April 28, 2016 -- Women are more likely than men to have an inappropriate SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) scan, partly due to atypical symptoms, which may overestimate the true health risk to the female patient.
Augmented reality cuts fluoro dose in needle guidance April 28, 2016 -- Ohio researchers used a prototype augmented reality system to overlay fluoroscopy images with a virtual needle for guided placement during interventional procedures, cutting dose significantly compared to conventional fluoro guidance, according to an article in Radiology.