What role should contrast US have for kidney lesions? April 12, 2017 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is highly sensitive for characterizing indeterminate kidney lesions, but its specificity may be low when used by inexperienced readers, as well as in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Study finds contrast mammo an alternative to breast MRI April 12, 2017 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) may be a cost-effective modality for additional diagnostic evaluation -- and, specifically, a viable substitute for breast MRI, according to a study published online April 5 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
PET links midlife vascular risk factors to more amyloid April 11, 2017 -- Florbetapir-PET scans show that midlife adults with two or more vascular risk factors are significantly more likely to have greater levels of amyloid deposits in their brains later in life than peers with no such risk factors, according to a study published April 11 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
'Inexplicably,' doctors support breast screening at 40 April 10, 2017 -- Despite conflicting breast cancer screening guidelines, more than 80% of primary care providers and gynecologists continue to recommend that their patients start mammography screening at age 40, according to a research letter published online April 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Quality of China's radiology research improves April 10, 2017 -- Imaging research in mainland China has witnessed significant advances in the past decade, as evidenced in part by articles published in Radiology and European Radiology, according to a recent paper in European Radiology.
SBI: Immediate tomo reads don't increase recall rates April 7, 2017 -- Reading digital breast tomosynthesis exams immediately after they're acquired doesn't necessarily increase recall rates, according to research presented on April 7 at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) conference in Los Angeles.
What's the radiation risk to RTs from fluoro studies? April 7, 2017 -- Are radiologic technologists (RTs) who assist with interventional studies at higher risk of death from brain cancer? Maybe, but it's not clear that radiation exposure is the reason why, according to a new study published March 28 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
IBA Molecular forms Curium as new radiopharmacy player April 6, 2017 -- Radiopharmacy vendor IBA Molecular has combined with recent acquisition Mallinckrodt Nuclear Medicine to form Curium, a new company with a mission to be a global developer, manufacturer, and supplier of SPECT, PET, and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals.
Reduced FDG dose levels for PET/MRI show mixed results April 6, 2017 -- Even though a lower dose of FDG did not significantly affect lesion detection for most adult cancer patients undergoing a whole-body PET/MRI scan, German researchers recommend that clinicians stay with recommended levels to avoid artifacts, according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.