Siemens RSNA highlights cover MRI, CT, US
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Siemens Healthcare is promoting a range of new technologies in its booth at RSNA 2014, including a 1.5-tesla MRI scanner, a single-source CT scanner optimized for spectral imaging, and ultrasound and interventional x-ray enhancements.
DBT finds 30% more cancer than mammo in dense breast tissue
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to full-field digital mammography improves cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue by 30% versus mammography alone, according to research presented on Tuesday at the RSNA 2014 meeting.
Risk-based screening misses more than 75% of breast cancers
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - A risk-based approach to screening mammography -- that is, limiting screening to women with a very strong family history of breast cancer or extremely dense breasts -- would reduce by more than 75% the number of screen-detected cancers in younger women, according to study results to be presented on Thursday.
Post-Connecticut, how is breast ultrasound performing?
November 30, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Five years after the first breast density notification law was passed in Connecticut, 18 other states have inked their own versions of the legislation. In this context, how is screening breast ultrasound actually performing? The results are mixed, according to research presented on Sunday at RSNA 2014.
DWI adds little to PET/MRI for female pelvic malignancies
November 30, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Adding diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to FDG-PET/MRI to stage women with primary or recurrent pelvic malignancies contributes minimal value and is not worth the additional scan time, according to a study from Germany presented on Sunday at RSNA 2014.
Researchers develop device to ease mammo discomfort
November 25, 2014 -- Dutch researchers have developed a new mammography paddle that they believe will ease the compression discomfort that patients experience during mammography exams, according to a study to be presented at the upcoming RSNA 2014 meeting.
ABUS plus mammo boosts cancer detection rate by more than 30%
November 21, 2014 -- Adding automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) to mammography for breast cancer screening increases the detection rate of invasive cancers by more than 30%, according to a study by Dr. Rachel Brem that has been published in Radiology.
Korean firm eyes mobile device-powered ultrasound
November 20, 2014 -- It seems like you can do anything with your smartphone these days. How about using it as a portable ultrasound scanner? South Korean start-up Healcerion wants to make that a reality with Sonon, a portable ultrasound system that runs on Android or iOS mobile devices.
Mobile ultrasound brings care to rural areas in Morocco
November 19, 2014 -- It was a heartbreaking story, but it could have been even more tragic were it not for the Mobile Ultrasound Patrol in Morocco. After being given an ultrasound in her rural village, a young woman in pain -- unaware that she was pregnant -- was found to be carrying two dead fetuses.
MammoCoach aims to beef up radiologists' mammography skills
November 19, 2014 -- How can radiologists who don't read a lot of mammograms get the practice they need? A new company wants to help: MammoCoach offers an online teaching course that allows participants to earn continuing medical education credits and improve their screening mammography skills.