Infertility therapy may boost breast density
April 13, 2016 -- Infertility treatments, particularly what is called controlled ovarian stimulation, may increase a woman's breast density -- and therefore her breast cancer risk, according to a new study published in Breast Cancer Research.
Imaging holds key in war on drug mules
April 13, 2016 -- Novel means of concealment used by traffickers, plus the growing frequency of transporting liquids, pose major challenges for radiologists involved in the detection of illicit drugs, according to researchers from Turkey.
Fans of contrast ultrasound celebrate FDA approval
April 12, 2016 -- For advocates of ultrasound contrast, the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Lumason from Bracco Diagnostics for characterizing liver lesions was a long overdue moment that will likely serve as a catalyst for broad adoption of these agents -- and not just in the liver.
PET obviates toxic chemo for some Hodgkin's patients
April 12, 2016 -- By using FDG-PET to guide chemotherapy, oncologists can significantly increase the number of patients who go into remission and decrease the use of more toxic forms of chemotherapy in those with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to a study published online April 11 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
MRI shows brain injury in nearly half of ex-NFL players
April 11, 2016 -- Researchers have found signs of traumatic brain injury on diffusion-tensor MR images in nearly half of a small group of retired NFL players, according to a study scheduled for presentation next week at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
CCTA halves adverse events in SCOT-HEART trial
April 11, 2016 -- A trial comparing the use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to standard care alone in more than 4,000 chest pain patients revealed sharply reduced event rates and fewer negative angiographies when CCTA was used to guide patient management, according to results published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Shop 'n' scan: Are department stores mammography's future?
April 11, 2016 -- Could department stores be the future of breast screening? That was one of several fascinating proposals in an April 10 presentation on the future of mammography at the National Consortium of Breast Centers meeting in Las Vegas. The upshot? Breast centers must get creative if they want to thrive in an era of consumer-driven healthcare.
CT reveals findings in Zika-related microcephaly
April 11, 2016 -- Researchers in Brazil reported the appearance on CT scans of brain anomalies caused by the Zika virus in a letter to the editor published online April 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
SBI: 3 simple ways to reduce mammography recall rates
April 9, 2016 -- Recall rate for screening mammography is one of the key performance metrics for breast imagers, and reducing it can be one of the hardest things to do, according to research presented this week at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) conference in Austin, TX.
CEUS can aid assessment of Crohn's disease activity
April 8, 2016 -- Quantitative analysis of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) exams outperforms other ultrasound methods for characterizing the inflammatory activity of Crohn's disease, according to researchers from the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.