Women of color still face barriers in breast cancer treatment
April 13, 2021 -- Despite advances in breast cancer research and treatment over the decades, racial and socioeconomic disparities are still prevalent barriers for women seeking treatment, researchers said on Friday at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
Study finds chest x-ray 'through glass' valuable during COVID-19
April 13, 2021 -- A new chest x-ray technique implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic of imaging patients through glass produced diagnostic-quality radiographs while reducing hospital costs and infection risk, according to an April 7 paper in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. Read More
Low bone mass, gum disease may be linked in middle age
April 13, 2021 -- Low bone mass may be associated with periodontal disease in middle-aged adults, according to a study published on March 23 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Read More
Researchers tout promise of contrast ultrasound at AIUM 2021
April 12, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound has a number of useful benefits over other forms of medical imaging, according to two studies presented Monday at the virtual 2021 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting. Read More
COVID-19 has had dramatic impact on breast imaging
April 12, 2021 -- COVID-19 has dramatically impacted breast imaging by delaying screening exams and affecting the mental health of breast imagers, according to an April 9 session at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
Microsoft bids $19.7B for Nuance Communications
April 12, 2021 -- Moving aggressively to expand its presence in healthcare, Microsoft has inked a definitive agreement to acquire speech recognition and artificial intelligence software developer Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion in cash. Read More
Liquid biopsy enhances MRI studies of breast cancer patients
April 12, 2021 -- Adding a liquid biopsy to MRI may improve the ability to gauge breast cancer treatment response, according to research presented April 10 at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting. Read More
AI predicts heart disease risk in DEXA images
April 12, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm designed to read dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) images may also help to predict cardiovascular disease, according to a pilot study published online April 6 in Bone. Read More
Cuzick: It's time to think about risk-adapted breast cancer screening
April 9, 2021 -- It's time to consider risk-adapted breast cancer screening, said Jack Cuzick, PhD, the co-creator of the Tyrer-Cuzick breast cancer risk assessment model, on Friday at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
Meta-analysis finds good news, bad news for radiology AI research
April 9, 2021 -- A meta-analysis of radiology artificial intelligence (AI) research found the technology had high overall accuracy in chest and breast imaging, but also widespread methodological and reporting issues that may preclude definitive assessments of clinical utility. Read More