New PET radiotracer more effective detecting cancer
September 28, 2021 -- Chinese researchers have fine-tuned a PET radiotracer so that it detects cancer twice as effectively as its precursors, according to a study published September 23 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Mammography, DBT safe for accidental exam during pregnancy
September 28, 2021 -- Digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) inadvertently performed during pregnancy do not pose a significant radiation risk for pregnant women or their fetuses, according to Portuguese research published September 24 in Radiography. Read More
MRI exam nearly injures competitor at Tokyo Paralympics
September 28, 2021 -- The chief radiologist at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, Dr. Yukihisa Saida, has described an MRI event at the recent Paralympics Games in Tokyo that highlights the importance of knowing what a patient's prosthetic is made of. Read More
6 ways to improve how medical students feel about radiology
September 27, 2021 -- Less than half of medical students have positive associations when it comes to the field of radiology, but their attitudes change when they're given more information about the specialty, according to a study published September 22 in Academic Radiology. Read More
New model makes it easier for AI to spot pulp cavities
September 27, 2021 -- Combining conebeam CT (CBCT) and micro-CT images as training data can help artificial intelligence (AI) models identify the location of teeth and pulp cavities in CBCT images, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
AI of breast ultrasound helps radiologists focus on cancer
September 24, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to significantly reduce false positives in breast ultrasound, potentially avoiding the need for one out of four biopsies in a study published online September 24 in Nature Communications. Read More
Two-thirds of sonographers perform scans while in pain
September 24, 2021 -- About two-thirds of sonographers report performing ultrasound scans while experiencing musculoskeletal pain, according to a survey study published September 17 in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Read More
Can AI of MRI data predict patient response to antidepressants?
September 24, 2021 -- A machine-learning algorithm that analyzed brain MRI scans was able to predict if patients would respond to antidepressant treatment in a study presented this week at the Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging. Read More
Technology Focus: Radialis develops organ-based PET scanner
September 24, 2021 -- The vast majority of PET systems in medical imaging today are large scanners designed to acquire whole-body images. But Radialis Medical sees an opportunity for smaller systems optimized for high-resolution organ-based imaging. Read More
Breast MRI gauges therapy success in women with inflammatory disease
September 23, 2021 -- Performing baseline breast MRI scans in women with inflammatory breast cancer can help clinicians gauge the success of preoperative chemotherapy, which if it is successful, improves mastectomy outcomes, according to a study published September 21 in Academic Radiology. Read More