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Image-guided steroid injections don't lead to more COVID infections
July 6, 2022 -- Adults taking corticosteroid injections for pain management that are guided by ultrasound and fluoroscopy have a lower incidence of symptomatic COVID-19, suggests research published July 5 in Radiology. Read More
PSMA-PET/CT comparable to MRI for detecting prostate cancer
July 6, 2022 -- Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-PET/CT imaging is comparable to MRI for detecting clinically significant prostate cancer. But MRI is still the more accurate modality for detecting the grade of disease, according to research presented on July 3 at the European Association of Urology in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Read More
SPECT/CT proves value over CT diagnosing renal cancer
July 6, 2022 -- SPECT/CT imaging appears more accurate than standard contrast-enhanced CT exams for diagnosing benign versus malignant kidney tumors, according to a study published June 30 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Most fetal deaths caused by defects, lack of heartbeat
July 6, 2022 -- Congenital defects and lack of intrauterine heartbeat are leading factors in terminating pregnancies, and both can be detected on ultrasound scans, suggests a study published June 30 in the Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Read More
CT radiomics, AI can yield early detection of pancreatic cancer
July 5, 2022 -- Thanks to machine-learning algorithms and CT radiomics, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) may soon be detectable as early as three years before it could be diagnosed clinically, according to research published online July 1 in Gastroenterology. Read More
AI helps to spot bone fractures in trauma patients
July 5, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can help radiologists deliver better performance in identifying bone fractures on x-rays in trauma patients, according to research published online June 29 in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging. Read More
Is CT best for congenital lung findings in infants?
July 5, 2022 -- Is CT the best modality for detecting serious disease in infants with congenital lung malformations? Perhaps not, according to research published on June 30 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
White matter hyperintensity volume linked to Alzheimer's progression
July 1, 2022 -- Brain MRI shows that higher white matter hyperintensity (WMH) volumes indicate the coming onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published June 29 in Alzheimer's Research and Therapy. Read More
Clinical breast exam may not be needed for follow-up
July 1, 2022 -- Less than 3% of early-stage breast cancer patients experience disease recurrence during five years of follow-up, and recurrence is more likely to be detected through mammography or patient symptoms than through physical clinical breast exams, a study published June 28 in Clinical Breast Cancer found. Read More
Can Star Trek-like technology improve patient access to imaging?
July 1, 2022 -- Functioning like the legendary “tricorder” on Star Trek, a smartphone could enable patients to more intuitively access their imaging studies, according to a presentation at the annual Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting. Read More
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