Can AI predict treatment response in bipolar patients?
June 14, 2017 -- Can the same type of artificial intelligence (AI) technology used in fighter pilot combat simulation be used to predict how patients with bipolar disorder will respond to treatment? Yes, according to research published online in Bipolar Disorders.
SNMMI: SPECT shows brain changes in football players
June 13, 2017 -- DENVER - SPECT scans show changes in cerebral blood flow in retired professional football players that differ based on which position they played, according to researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles. The findings were presented on Monday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting.
High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's
June 13, 2017 -- Elevated levels of amyloid on PET scans of the brain have been associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. But a study published June 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that higher levels of amyloid could actually be the first preclinical sign of the illness.
SNMMI: FET-PET could have answers for brainstem glioma
June 12, 2017 -- DENVER - Researchers in Switzerland are setting their sights on fluoroethyl-tyrosine (FET) PET imaging as the best way to assess adult brainstem glioma and gauge patients' chances for progression-free survival. Study results were presented on Sunday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.
Flannery named as GE chief as Immelt to retire
June 12, 2017 -- Industrial conglomerate GE is once again reaching into its healthcare business to find an executive to lead the company. The firm has named GE Healthcare President John Flannery to replace Jeff Immelt when he retires as chairman and CEO at the end of the year.
Deep learning can detect location of PICC line tips
June 12, 2017 -- A deep-learning algorithm that can prescreen chest radiographs for an incorrectly positioned peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) was presented at the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting. The algorithm can alert radiologists to immediately prioritize those cases.
Wis. hospital cures chaos of nonradiology images
June 9, 2017 -- Most healthcare enterprises do a great job of managing radiology images, but things can get chaotic when it comes to images from outside radiology. A health system from Wisconsin found a cure in an application it developed to leverage its existing DICOM infrastructure to manage nonradiology images.
Study questions value of early breast cancer detection
June 8, 2017 -- Many small breast cancers will not grow large enough to become significant within a patient's lifetime and, subsequently, finding them early could lead to overdiagnosis, according to a study published in the June 8 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
New survey finds radiologists are back in demand
June 8, 2017 -- For the first time in a decade, radiologists have landed back in the top 10 of search assignments for U.S. physicians by recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins, as employment conditions in the specialty continue to improve.
ISCT: Who's responsible for radiology's value chain?
June 8, 2017 -- SAN FRANCISCO - In a healthcare environment characterized by tight resources -- and, at least until recently, a shift from volume- to value-based care payment models -- who should be responsible for radiology's value chain: the department or the hospital?