Image search engine boosts chest CT diagnostic accuracy
October 15, 2021 -- Using a content-based image retrieval search engine with a deep-learning algorithm boosts reader performance for diagnosing interstitial lung disease on CT exams, according to a study published October 12 in Radiology. Read More
Radiologists can spur change in addressing healthcare disparities
October 15, 2021 -- Radiologists are in a unique position to spur change in addressing healthcare disparities at the individual, institutional, and national levels, according to research published October 14 in Clinical Imaging. Read More
PET/MRI bests MRI alone for detecting recurrent prostate cancer
October 15, 2021 -- PET/MRI is superior to MRI alone for detecting disease in patients with recurrent prostate cancer, according to a study by researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, published October 11 in Translational Oncology. Read More
fMRI sheds light on how trauma affects the brain
October 14, 2021 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) shows variations in how peoples' brains respond to traumatic events -- and that these variations may predict negative long-term mental health outcomes, according to a study published October 14 in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Read More
Intelerad targets cloud in acquisition of Ambra Health
October 14, 2021 -- Enterprise imaging and software developer Intelerad Medical Systems has acquired fellow enterprise imaging and PACS provider Ambra Health in a deal that will significantly expand Intelerad's cloud-based image management capabilities. Read More
PET tracer shows promise for diagnosing breast cancer
October 14, 2021 -- An experimental radiotracer based on gallium-68 can help identify primary and metastatic tumors on hybrid PET/MRI scans in women with advanced breast cancer -- even those smaller than 1 cm, according to a study published in Radiology. Read More
Contrast-enhanced mammography can predict underestimated DCIS
October 14, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) is superior to conventional mammography and breast ultrasound when it comes to predicting underestimated ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to research published October 9 in Clinical Breast Cancer. Read More
Industrial MRI accidents are uncommon, but can be deadly
October 13, 2021 -- The medical imaging community was sent reeling on September 15 when a worker was killed in the process of moving an MRI scanner from the fourth to the first floor of the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. And although accidents like this are uncommon, they can be deadly. Read More
Patients lack knowledge on radiation in medical imaging
October 13, 2021 -- More than half of patients did not know that chest CT delivers more radiation than chest radiography, one of several findings in a survey of nearly 2,900 patients published October 13 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
New CT lung cancer screening guide should fix healthcare inequities
October 12, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's 2021 CT lung cancer screening guidelines address healthcare inequities by expanding the pool of people eligible to screen -- particularly women, racial, and ethnic minorities, and poorer individuals, according to a study published October 12 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
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