Direct invitations boost breast MRI screening rates
March 9, 2017 -- Women at high risk of breast cancer who receive letters that outline their options for additional imaging with contrast-enhanced MRI are more likely to follow through on this additional imaging, according to a study published online February 3 in Health Communication.
FDG-PET/CT can direct biopsies for pediatric cancer
March 8, 2017 -- FDG-PET/CT can play a valuable role in directing image-guided biopsies of pediatric cancer patients, given its ability to detect and discern between malignant and benign regions, according to a study by a group from Saudi Arabia and Canada published in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Analogic to restructure ultrasound business
March 8, 2017 -- Analogic has announced plans to restructure its ultrasound business in the wake of persistent declining revenue in the first six months of its fiscal 2017. The company said it will close a Canadian facility and consolidate its operations with two other sites.
8 ways radiology can win turf battles
March 8, 2017 -- Turf battles in medicine are nothing new, and radiology is not alone in the struggle to protect territory, as outside specialties such as cardiology and orthopedics eye procedures once reserved for radiologists. So how can radiology ward off turf fights in a proactive, rather than reactive, manner?
MRI links early brain abnormality in infants to autism
March 8, 2017 -- Using MR imaging, researchers have found that children diagnosed with autism at 2 years of age had a substantially greater amount of extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid when they were 6 and 12 months old, according to a study published online March 6 in Biological Psychiatry.
Novel PET tracer aids recurrent prostate cancer patients
March 8, 2017 -- A study in the March issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine is touting the PET radiotracer fluciclovine F-18 for its ability to guide and monitor targeted treatment for recurrent prostate cancer.
Quantitative imaging biomarkers show promise for NASH
March 7, 2017 -- Quantitative imaging biomarkers are a promising approach for evaluating normal biological or pathogenic processes, as well as response to treatment and intervention. One near-term clinical application is the assessment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to Lola Koktysh of ScienceSoft.
Top 5 trends from ECR 2017 in Vienna
March 7, 2017 -- The stunning flower-and-skull display that formed the centerpiece of ECR 2017 certainly looked impressive in everybody's photos, on social media, and in the daily newspaper. But what were the truly lasting impressions and meaningful issues to take away from this year's congress in Vienna? Our editorial team has put together a list of five key themes.
SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids
March 7, 2017 -- Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is vastly underutilized when it comes to treating uterine fibroids, according to a large nationwide study presented on March 6 at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2017 annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Color mapping boosts vessel interpretation in stroke CT
March 6, 2017 -- VIENNA - Color mapping of cerebral vasculature in 4D CT angiography speeds interpretation and may improve accuracy in the detection of vessel occlusions in acute stroke patients, researchers said on Sunday at ECR 2017.