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.
SBI: Tips for integrating breast tomo into your practice
April 8, 2016 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has been getting positive press lately, with studies suggesting that it finds more cancers and reduces recall rates. So how can a facility best incorporate DBT into its practice? There are a few key considerations to take into account, according to a presentation at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) show in Austin, TX.
The power and promise of 3D printing: Part 2
April 7, 2016 -- In part 2 of our series on 3D printing in healthcare, we look at the critical component of software, including automated segmentation tools and computer-aided design. We also present the lessons learned in setting up a 3D printing shop from those who did it themselves.
Researchers: Gadolinium removal drug is needed
April 7, 2016 -- A new review of the literature on gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI scans has found a "significant gap in knowledge" on the health effects of gadolinium accumulation in tissue. Researchers are calling for new clinical studies, as well as the development of a drug that would remove retained gadolinium from the body.
Radiopharma dose varies globally for pediatric exams
April 7, 2016 -- While there are guidelines for recommended radiopharmaceutical doses for pediatric nuclear medicine patients, there is still wide variability around the world in terms of how those standards are followed, according to a new report published online March 31 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
DBT plus FFDM boosts invasive cancer detection rates
April 6, 2016 -- A new literature review published in The Breast has confirmed that adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to breast screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) boosts invasive cancer detection rates, and it may reduce recall and false-positive rates as well.
Large Egyptian study shows breast cancer, density link
April 6, 2016 -- A study encompassing more than 100,000 women in Egypt has confirmed that an increase in mammographic breast density -- based on the American College of Radiology classifications -- is associated with a heightened risk of breast cancer.
The power and promise of 3D printing: Part 1
April 5, 2016 -- In the first part of a two-part series, we examine the power and promise of 3D printing for medical applications. 3D printing has the potential to unlock medical image data, creating functioning blood vessels and someday even organs. But radiologists should do their homework before plunging into this exciting area.
Study: No big gender differences in nuclear MPI dose
April 5, 2016 -- Despite some geographic variability, there are no major differences in the way nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) studies are performed on men and women around the world, including the amount of radiation delivered, according to a new study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.