MRgFUS could hurdle Alzheimer's treatment obstacle
December 3, 2019 -- Low-intensity pulses of MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) could become a viable strategy to open areas of the blood-brain barrier and allow for targeted drug and stem-cell treatment for Alzheimer's disease, according to a study presented Tuesday at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Expansion of AI tools highlights GE at RSNA
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - New advancements in its Edison artificial intelligence (AI) program are a major focus in the RSNA 2019 booth of GE Healthcare. The company is rolling out Edison-based tools across multiple modalities, while also highlighting new developments in CT, MRI, interventional, and x-ray.  Discuss
Canon launches spectral CT, digital PET/CT at RSNA
December 1, 2019 -- CHICAGO - A new wide-area spectral CT scanner with data reconstruction based on artificial intelligence, a new fully digital PET/CT scanner, and enhancements in ultrasound, MRI, and interventional imaging are among the highlights in the RSNA 2019 booth of Canon Medical Systems USA.  Discuss
Breast ultrasound spots more cancers in dense breasts
November 27, 2019 -- With proper training and experience, breast ultrasound consistently improves detection of node-negative invasive cancer in women with dense breasts on mammography, according to a literature review in the Journal of Breast Imaging. Similar results have been observed after digital breast tomosynthesis.  Discuss
Focused ultrasound treatment to brain relieves tremors
November 26, 2019 -- Applying treatments of MR-guided focused ultrasound to the brain can be an effective therapy for people with essential tremor, as well as tremor related to Parkinson's disease, according to a study to be presented at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
New breast ultrasound technique boosts BI-RADS accuracy
November 22, 2019 -- Using a novel ultrasound technique called ultrasensitive ultrasound microvessel imaging with conventional ultrasound significantly improves the diagnostic accuracy of BI-RADS classification of breast lesions, according to a study to be published in the December issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
La. keepsake ultrasound center leaves moms in lurch
November 19, 2019 -- A group of expecting moms in Louisiana have discovered a hard lesson about the perils of keepsake ultrasound centers. The center apparently told dozens of women the wrong gender for their babies, and it even told one woman to do jumping jacks to enable a better view on ultrasound scans, according to news reports.  Discuss
Skip ultrasound for treatment decisions in rheumatoid arthritis
November 9, 2019 -- In patients with early rheumatoid arthritis, using ultrasound to guide treatment doesn't produce better decision-making than the conventional treat-to-target strategy, according to research presented at the 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ACR/ARP) annual meeting.  Discuss
Philips charges service firm with hacking scanners
November 1, 2019 -- The parent company of Philips Healthcare has filed a lawsuit against an imaging equipment service firm in the state of Washington, charging the company with hacking proprietary Philips software for ultrasound scanners in order to activate features and enable upgrades that users haven't paid for.  Discuss
Contrast US biomarkers predict cancer in liver nodules
October 28, 2019 -- Biomarkers derived from contrast-enhanced ultrasound scans -- such as differences in the arrival time of contrast -- can help predict whether cirrhotic nodules will convert to liver cancer, according to a study published online October 23 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss