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Are ventilation scans needed in pulmonary embolism assessments?
June 12, 2021 -- Are ventilation nuclear medicine lung scans really needed in cases of suspected pulmonary embolism (PE)? Perhaps not, according to two student talks on June 11 at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Read More
AI analysis of SPECT MPI scans can predict future cardiac events
June 12, 2021 -- The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) can accurately predict future major adverse cardiac events, according to research being presented on June 13 at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Read More
Low-field MRI offers a no-radiation option for lung disease imaging
June 11, 2021 -- Low-field-strength MRI at 0.55 tesla appears to offer an effective alternative to CT for imaging lung disease, a group of researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health has found. The team's results were published June 10 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Mammography or COVID-19 vaccine? Experts say, 'Get both'
June 11, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic affected breast imaging practices across the U.S., but imagers are doing their part to catch up on delayed screenings as vaccine distribution continues, according to panelists at the June 9 virtual meeting of the Society of Breast Imaging's Summer Series. Read More
Everyone wins when AI becomes seamless for radiologists
June 11, 2021 -- Budgetary pressures, digital infrastructure improvements, and other industry shifts signal a new role for artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology and healthcare. Renee Stacey of TeraRecon describes this new phenomenon. Read More
FDG-PET lymph node uptake after COVID-19 vaccines mimics cancer
June 10, 2021 -- Abnormal PET radiotracer uptake in lymph nodes that can mimic malignant cancer is more common in patients who have had the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, according to research published June 10 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Reduced-dose CT effective for evaluating kidney stones
June 10, 2021 -- CT with a reduced radiation dose is still effective for evaluating kidney stones -- and it mitigates the radiation burden in patients who experience repeat imaging, according to a study published June 8 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Ultrasound can determine lung congestion in kidney patients
June 10, 2021 -- Ultrasound is a useful guide in determining lung congestion for hemodialysis patients at high cardiovascular risk, according to research presented on June 6 at the European Renal Association -- European Dialysis and Transplant Association virtual congress. Read More
AI classifies severity of Parkinson's on 3D SPECT
June 10, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based analysis of 3D SPECT exams can help physicians to determine a patient's stage of Parkinson's disease, according to research published online May 30 in Expert Systems and Applications. Read More
Are brain MRI findings connected to SARS-CoV-2 in spinal fluid?
June 9, 2021 -- Particular brain MRI findings in some COVID-19 patients are associated with increased likelihood of the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in cerebrospinal fluid, according to a study published June 9 in the Journal of Neuroimaging. Read More