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3D VR models improve kidney-sparing surgery outcomes
September 18, 2019 -- Examining 3D virtual reality (VR) models during presurgical planning for robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy led to reductions in operating time, blood loss, and hospital length of stay compared with planning based on MRI and CT scans alone in a new study, published online September 18 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Fast MRI technique benefits kids with head trauma
September 18, 2019 -- Using a "fast" MR technique instead of CT for imaging clinically stable pediatric patients with suspected traumatic brain injury can accurately diagnose them without sedation or exposure to radiation, according to a study published September 18 in Pediatrics.  Discuss
Report: Millions of imaging studies left unsecure in U.S.
September 18, 2019 -- Medical images and related data for more than 5 million patients in the U.S. are publicly accessible on the internet, according to an investigative report published online September 17 by nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica and German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk.  Discuss
FET-PET can be useful for glioma evaluations
September 18, 2019 -- When glioma results are inconclusive on MRI, clinicians should consider fluoroethyl-tyrosine (FET)-PET for more definitive results and to differentiate between tumor progression and treatment improvement, according to a study published online September 13 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
ProScan accused of submitting fraudulent MRI claims
September 17, 2019 -- A whistleblower lawsuit has alleged that Cincinnati-based imaging services provider ProScan submitted thousands of reimbursement claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare for MRI interpretations that were performed by physician assistants instead of radiologists.  Discuss
Mammography screening benefits high-risk men
September 17, 2019 -- Screening mammography benefits men at high risk of breast cancer, according to a study published online September 17 in Radiology. The findings support the establishment of screening guidelines for men at high-risk of the disease, the researchers noted.  Discuss
ASTRO: AI predicts side effects from radiation therapy
September 17, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Researchers developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that was able to predict which patients were likely to experience side effects after radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, according to a study presented Monday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.  Discuss
Clinical study validates ultrahigh-resolution chest CT
September 17, 2019 -- An ultrahigh-resolution CT scanner substantially improved the quality of imaging data acquired from patients with various chest diseases, compared with a standard CT scanner, in a new study, recently published online in the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. The advanced CT technology may enhance diagnostic imaging and disease characterization.  Discuss
ASTRO: Is hormone therapy after prostate surgery needed?
September 16, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Men who have undergone surgery for prostate cancer may not need long-term hormone therapy if they have low levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) after their procedure, according to research presented Sunday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.  Discuss
ASTRO: Cervical cancer deaths rise as women's centers close
September 16, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Women in states where family planning clinics have closed received fewer cervical cancer screenings and were 36% more likely to die from the disease than women in states with fewer clinic closures, according to research presented September 16 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.  Discuss
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