CMS rethinks limit on PET scans for Alzheimer’s disease patients
June 27, 2022 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will take another look at its recent national coverage determination that limits Alzheimer’s disease patients eligible for monoclonal antibody treatments to a single PET scan. Read More
Contrast mammo useful alternative to MRI for treatment response
June 27, 2022 -- Contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) can be a useful alternative to supplemental MRI for assessing breast cancer treatment response, according to an Italian study published June 22 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Photon-counting CT shows promise for reducing oncology imaging dose
June 27, 2022 -- A relatively new CT technique, photon-counting detector CT, shows promise for reducing radiation dose by more than a third, researchers have found. They published their results June 24 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Whole-body PET/CT for a child: 5 minutes, no sedation
June 27, 2022 -- Danish nuclear medicine physicians recently tested a new whole-body PET/CT scanner with a five-minute image acquisition time and no sedation on a 17-month-old girl to resolve a case of suspected incomplete Kawasaki disease. Read More
Trans patients needs adequate breast cancer screening
June 27, 2022 -- The time is now to take steps toward removing barriers and promoting inclusion in breast cancer screening for transgender people, according to an editorial published online June 22 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Radiologists and AI: better together for breast cancer screening
June 24, 2022 -- A breast cancer screening workflow that leverages the different strengths of radiologists and artificial intelligence (AI) software can improve overall accuracy and reduce workload, according to research published June 22 in Lancet Digital Health. Read More
ED notification system improves incidental imaging findings follow-up
June 24, 2022 -- A notification and referral system for emergency department (ED) patients with incidental imaging findings improves follow-up of these results, a study published June 23 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine has found. Read More
CT contrast shortage mostly resolved, but supply chain issue lingers
June 24, 2022 -- A months-long shortage of iodinated CT contrast -- due to a COVID-19 lockdown of GE Healthcare's Shanghai production facility -- has been mostly resolved, with the company back to normal production and shipping levels as of June 8. Read More
PET/CT improves survival in lung cancer patients
June 24, 2022 -- Patients who undergo PET/CT exams prior to surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have improved chances of survival, according to a study published June 21 in Radiology. Read More
Racial, ethnic groups face longer diagnostic delays after mammogram
June 23, 2022 -- Black U.S. women are most likely to experience delays in diagnosis after being recommended for biopsy for abnormal screening mammography results, suggests a study published June 23 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
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