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SNMMI: AI can avoid patient misidentification on PET/CT
June 25, 2018 -- PHILADELPHIA - Artificial intelligence (AI) software can accurately predict a patient's gender on PET/CT scans, a capability that could help to avoid patient identification errors in PACS, according to research presented on Saturday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.  Discuss
SNMMI: New therapy aids patients with neuroendocrine tumors
June 25, 2018 -- PHILADELPHIA - Researchers from the U.S. and China are reporting early success with a new, long-lasting theranostic radionuclide therapy for patients with advanced metastatic neuroendocrine tumors. Study results were presented on Sunday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting.  Discuss
Lung cancer patient education materials are inadequate
June 25, 2018 -- Online lung cancer screening patient education materials aren't as helpful as they need to be because they are written at a level beyond the general population's understanding, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Study confirms low rate of incidental findings on CTC
June 25, 2018 -- CT colonography (CTC) had a lower rate of incidental findings that required workup than previously suspected, according to research published in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. These results may help revive the call for Medicare reimbursement of CTC colorectal cancer screening.  Discuss
SNMMI 2018: A year of promotion and ongoing challenges
June 22, 2018 -- The upcoming Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting in Philadelphia will mark the end of President Dr. Bennett Greenspan's one-year term. AuntMinnie.com recently spoke with Greenspan to hear his thoughts on the current state of nuclear medicine and SNMMI's path to the future.  Discuss
Siemens goes back to future with Acuson Sequoia launch
June 22, 2018 -- Siemens Healthineers is looking to revive one of the most storied brands in radiology with the launch of a brand new Acuson Sequoia scanner this week. While the name may be familiar, the new Sequoia is an entirely new platform designed to address many of the limitations of existing ultrasound technology.  Discuss
Fetal MRI scans might foretell effects of severe anemia
June 22, 2018 -- Fetal MRI brain scans can advance the detection of abnormalities due to severe fetal anemia and correlate subsequent deficiencies with poor neurological development, according to a French study published online June 6 in the European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.
How should AI be used in breast ultrasound?
June 21, 2018 -- How can radiologists make the most of artificial intelligence (AI) software in breast ultrasound? By using the software concurrently during the interpretation process, according to research presented at the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
State court lets Kwiatkowski case move ahead
June 21, 2018 -- A Pennsylvania state court has allowed a lawsuit to move ahead against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, charging that the facility should have done more to prevent radiologic technologist David Kwiatkowski from infecting patients with hepatitis C as he diverted fentanyl for his own use.  Discuss
ASNC releases new guidelines for SPECT MPI
June 21, 2018 -- The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published its 2018 guidelines for SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). The document features updates on hardware, collimators, and cadmium zinc telluride gamma cameras, along with several new sections.  Discuss
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