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Breast screening shows benefits for women in their 40s
May 18, 2022 -- A study from Canada indicates that women in their 40s who received mammography screening had lower rates of advanced disease and breast cancer mortality compared with women whose cancer was detected when symptomatic, according to a presentation at the Society of Breast Imaging meeting. Read More
Brigham and Women's gets FDA warning letter on PET tracers
May 18, 2022 -- Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has responded to a recent warning letter it received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding "significant violations" at its facility for producing PET radiotracers. Read More
MRI radiomics heralds a paradigm shift in brain imaging
May 18, 2022 -- MRI radiomics could have a tremendous impact on the lives of patients with brain tumors, with advances bringing the concept of virtual biopsies closer to practice, according to a presentation at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Read More
COVID-19 posed myriad challenges to breast imagers
May 17, 2022 -- Breast imagers have and continue to face challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. Debra Ikeda in a May 17 at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium in Savannah, GA. Read More
Follow-up delays are common in people at high risk of lung cancer
May 17, 2022 -- Almost half of patients -- 47% -- flagged as being at high risk of lung cancer after CT lung screening experience delays in follow-up care, according to research presented May 17 at the American Thoracic Society meeting in San Francisco. Read More
Breast density plus benign breast disease equals higher cancer risk
May 17, 2022 -- Women who have both benign breast disease and markedly dense breast tissue have more than a twofold higher risk of breast cancer, say researchers from South Korea in a study of over 3.9 million women published May 17 in Radiology. Read More
MRI links severity of Alzheimer's disease to choroid plexus
May 17, 2022 -- Researchers from South Korea have shown in a study published May 17 in Radiology that higher MRI volumes of a network of blood vessels in the brain called the choroid plexus are linked to more advanced Alzheimer's disease. Read More
Deuterium metabolic imaging making research comeback
May 17, 2022 -- After decades of dormancy, deuterium is surging in research use as a contrast agent for MRI. Researchers discussed deuterium's potential in a talk at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting. Read More
11.7T MR spectroscopy quantifies brain glucose metabolism
May 17, 2022 -- French researchers have developed a new MR spectroscopy approach to study brain glucose metabolism, a process significantly involved in Alzheimer's disease. They presented their work in an animal study at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Read More
When will programs and policies enacted during the pandemic end?
May 17, 2022 -- The public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic is scheduled to end on July 15, 2022. You will need to know what to expect. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some advice. Read More
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