RADIOLOGY NEWS
SNMMI: Amyloid PET clarifies Alzheimer's FDG-PET scans
June 9, 2015 -- BALTIMORE - Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles are adding to the evidence that amyloid PET imaging can be a valuable resource for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer's disease. They presented their findings on Monday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.  Discuss
SNMMI: PET prostate image lands Image of the Year honors
June 8, 2015 -- BALTIMORE - A PET radiotracer for prostate cancer that can be labeled with different radioisotopes for both diagnostic and therapeutic use won Image of the Year honors at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.  Discuss
MDCT: 3 things to do to standardize CT radiation dose
June 8, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Even the largest and most unwieldy collection of CT scanners in a multisite institution can function as one by standardizing three simple components of their CT scanning protocols, according to a Sunday presentation at the annual International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT (MDCT).  Discuss
SNMMI: PET/CT predicts survival in head and neck cancer
June 8, 2015 -- BALTIMORE - FDG-PET and FDG-PET/CT do a good job in predicting the chances of recurrence and survival for patients with head and neck cancer within two years of completing chemotherapy treatment, according to a study presented on Sunday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.  Discuss
Mobile App Spotlight: Cincinnati Children's Hospital
June 8, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at the CincyKidsRad hospital account on Figure 1, a popular medical image sharing community, that's run by the department of radiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.  Discuss
Ind. radiology group institutes flat-rate pricing
June 5, 2015 -- A radiology practice in Indiana has come up with a unique response to patient confusion about medical imaging costs: a flat-rate pricing program that offers set rates for various imaging exams, regardless of whether patients have insurance.  Discuss
Adding contrast to CT doubles DNA damage from radiation
June 5, 2015 -- Patients who received contrast with their CT scans had more than twice as many double-strand breaks in their DNA from radiation exposure compared to those who had CT studies without contrast, concludes a new study in the June edition of Radiology. But whether this DNA damage translates into cancer risk is unclear.  Discuss
New CAD app generates radiology reports
June 5, 2015 -- Researchers from Oregon have developed a novel computer-aided detection (CAD) application for radiology reports -- one that churns out differential diagnoses, accurately drawing correlations between imaging findings and potential disease states, according to a presentation at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine meeting.  Discuss
Canadians cut CT dose by scanning larger regions
June 4, 2015 -- Researchers from Canada were able to cut radiation dose in CT studies of multiple anatomic regions with a simple solution: performing a single scan with a larger field-of-view, rather than combining two scans of smaller regions. The technique eliminated overlap in CT dose, according to data presented at a joint meeting of Canadian radiology societies.  Discuss
ISMRM 2015: DCE-MRI predicts response to breast chemo
June 4, 2015 -- TORONTO - A new method of dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI is an "excellent early predictor" of treatment response and a good marker of residual cancer burden during and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer, according to a study at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) meeting.  Discuss
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