RADIOLOGY NEWS
Single-session SBRT speeds treatment of lung metastases
October 27, 2020 -- An ultrashort stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) method allowed safe and effective treatment of lung metastases in a fraction of the time thought to be needed, according to a study presented on October 26 at the American Society of Radiation Oncology annual meeting.  Discuss
Should genetic testing for breast cancer stop at 65?
October 27, 2020 -- Genetics still play a crucial role in whether women over the age of 65 develop breast cancer, according to new research to be presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2020 meeting, taking place virtually October 27-30.  Discuss
PET with Axumin boosts prostate cancer outcomes
October 27, 2020 -- Patients with recurrent prostate cancer had better outcomes when PET with the Axumin radiopharmaceutical was part of the imaging package guiding their radiation therapy, according to a study presented on October 26 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting.  Discuss
New calculator assesses cognitive decline on brain MRI
October 27, 2020 -- A new artificial intelligence (AI) calculator for analyzing brain tissue damage derived from MRI scans can detect with 70% accuracy early signs of cognitive decline, according to a study published October 27 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Patients fine with COVID-19 lung cancer screening delays
October 27, 2020 -- The majority of patients aren't concerned about delays in lung cancer screening with low-dose CT due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to survey results published October 22 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Photon IMRT falls short in glioblastoma study
October 27, 2020 -- A dose-intensification protocol used with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) failed to improve overall survival compared with standard radiation therapy for glioblastoma in a study reported on October 26 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology meeting.
Stereotactic body radiation eases spinal cancer pain
October 27, 2020 -- Stereotactic body radiation therapy is superior to conventional radiation therapy for relieving pain caused by spinal cancer metastases, according to a new study presented on October 26 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting.
Better than x-ray? Physicians study POCUS for fractures
October 26, 2020 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has unique strengths that make it promising for evaluating broken bones in children. But could POCUS really replace x-rays for fractures? The answer may depend on training, according to the findings of an October 21 study in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Radiomics can aid management of lung cancer patients
October 26, 2020 -- Researchers from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL, have reported that CT radiomics features can help predict tumor behavior in screening-detected lung cancer. They've also found that PET/CT radiomics shows promise for guiding non-small cell lung cancer treatment decisions.  Discuss
Proton therapy cuts radiation-induced heart disease risk
October 23, 2020 -- Using proton therapy to treat lung cancer patients may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced heart diseases, according to research to be presented October 25 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss