3D-printed nasal swabs aid fight against COVID-19
November 23, 2020 -- 3D-printed nasopharyngeal swabs perform just as well as traditional flocked swabs used to collect nasal secretions for COVID-19 tests, according to results of a clinical trial scheduled to be presented at the upcoming virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
Radiomics enables prediction of invasive adenocarcinoma
November 19, 2020 -- A machine-learning algorithm based on radiomics features of pure ground-glass nodules on CT can yield a promising level of accuracy for differentiating noninvasive from invasive pulmonary adenocarcinoma prior to surgery, according to research published online November 10 in Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Radiomics can aid management of lung cancer patients
October 26, 2020 -- Researchers from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL, have reported that CT radiomics features can help predict tumor behavior in screening-detected lung cancer. They've also found that PET/CT radiomics shows promise for guiding non-small cell lung cancer treatment decisions.  Discuss
MRI biomarker portends preterm infant development risks
October 20, 2020 -- A quantitative MRI software application can predict which preterm infants will go on to develop motor development disorders such as cerebral palsy, potentially enabling risk stratification and early interventions in these children, according to research published online September 28 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
AI aids detection of metastasis on bone scintigraphy
October 13, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model was able to help nuclear medicine physicians improve their performance in diagnosing bone metastases on bone scintigraphy exams in patients with breast, lung, prostate, or other cancers, according to research published online October 12 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
New eyeglass-fluoroscopy device improves spinal surgery
October 13, 2020 -- Japanese researchers have developed a device that when attached to normal eyeglasses can display fluoroscopic images used for spinal surgical guidance, meaning a surgeon no longer needs to repeatedly look across an operating room to a video monitor.  Discuss
4D MRI could be big leap forward for fetal heart imaging
October 12, 2020 -- Clinicians could have better information about fetal heart health thanks to a new imaging method developed by researchers from London. The team described how they used 4D MRI to measure volumetric blood flow in a paper published on October 5 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Image-guided biopsy spots residual breast cancer
October 7, 2020 -- Image-guided biopsies performed after breast cancer patients have been treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy can predict the presence of residual cancer, potentially avoiding the need for surgery, a multinational team of researchers reported in an article published online October 7 in JAMA Surgery.  Discuss
CT radiomics predicts esophageal cancer outcomes
September 11, 2020 -- Machine-learning models that assess both peritumoral and intratumoral radiomics features on pretreatment CT images can yield a promising level of performance for predicting treatment outcomes in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, according to research published online September 10 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
PET radiomics tailor head/neck cancer treatment
September 10, 2020 -- Radiomic factors -- that is, image-based tumor phenotypes -- gleaned from F-18 FDG PET exams can help clinicians personalize care and better predict treatment outcomes for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, according to a study published September 7 in EJNMMI Research.  Discuss