Women can start colon cancer screening later than men
June 10, 2013 -- Women can be screened for colorectal cancer five to 10 years later than men, according to an Italian study published on June 11 in Cancer. The different findings for men and women in more than 7,000 patients could eventually translate into different screening recommendations based on gender, the investigators wrote.
SIIM: Image sharing system boosts handling of trauma patients
June 7, 2013 -- GRAPEVINE, TX - A digital image sharing system can yield critical improvements for managing imaging studies on CD/DVDs from trauma transfer patients, according to a presentation on Friday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
Siemens introduces new Biograph mCT Flow PET/CT
June 7, 2013 -- Siemens Healthcare plans to launch its new Biograph mCT Flow PET/CT scanner this weekend at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
8-year study finds polyp surveillance safe
June 7, 2013 -- A large eight-year screening study suggests that 6- to 9-mm colorectal polyps do not grow rapidly enough in vivo to pose a significant danger of cancer and therefore don't need to be removed immediately, U.S. researchers reported on Friday at the 2013 European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology meeting.
SIIM: Imaging informatics needs innovation, translation
June 6, 2013 -- GRAPEVINE, TX - The imaging informatics community must work together to innovate and then translate imaging IT advances into practice, said Dr. Bradley Erickson, PhD, in the opening session of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
Shear-wave elastography boosts second-look breast US
June 6, 2013 -- Adding shear-wave elastography to a second-look breast ultrasound study performed after dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI can detect nearly a third more cancers than B-mode ultrasound alone, Ohio researchers have found.
Reading volume affects mammography performance
June 6, 2013 -- Radiologists who read fewer than 1,000 mammography studies per year may have worse diagnostic accuracy than those who read more, according to a new study published online June 4 in Radiology. The performance threshold is more than twice what is required in the U.S. for radiologists who read mammograms.
FDG-PET/CT beats FLT-PET/CT for differentiated thyroid cancer
June 5, 2013 -- In a face-off of two PET radiopharmaceuticals, FDG-PET/CT outperformed F-18 fluorothymidine (FLT) PET/CT in the diagnosis of postoperative thyroid cancer lymph-node and distant metastases, making the hybrid modality more suitable for examining disease recurrence, according to a study in the June issue of Radiology.
Could chest tomo be a first-line lung cancer screening tool?
June 5, 2013 -- With all the attention being paid to CT lung cancer screening, what about x-ray? Italian researchers believe that radiology's oldest modality could be revived as a screening tool with a technological twist -- digital tomosynthesis. They describe their findings in the June edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.
Obamacare's effect on radiology: Big, but gradual
June 4, 2013 -- Obamacare is expected to have far-reaching effects on radiology and the rest of the healthcare delivery system, but the changes for providers are expected to be gradual, as the traditional fee-for-service structure is retained at most facilities.