CT lung screening reduces lung cancer mortality 16% in U.K. study
September 14, 2021 -- Performing CT lung cancer screening of current and former smokers reduced lung cancer mortality by as much as 16%, a number in line with other studies, according to research published on September 11 in the Lancet Regional Health -- Europe. Read More
MRI radiomics can help predict breast cancer treatment response
September 14, 2021 -- A nomogram based on MRI radiomics and clinical variables can predict whether hormone receptor-positive breast cancer patients will respond to endocrine therapy, according to research published online September 11 in the Breast. Read More
POCUS can help with intussusception in pediatric patients
September 14, 2021 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is helpful in pediatric emergencies for differentiating ileocolic intussusception from small bowel-small bowel intussusception, according to a study published September 11 in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. Read More
PET tracer predicts response to immunotherapy
September 14, 2021 -- An experimental PET radiotracer can predict whether patients will respond early to new immunotherapy treatments for metastatic skin cancer, according to a study published September 9 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
CMS to kill payment program for 'breakthrough' medical devices
September 14, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to kill its Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology program, which was developed under the Trump administration to accelerate Medicare reimbursement for "breakthrough" medical devices. Read More
Predatory journals rife in radiology
September 13, 2021 -- Beware of predators. That's a message some radiologists need to hear, especially those keen on becoming published authors, according to an article published September 8 in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Read More
Use AI with CT to better assess stroke patients' collateral flow
September 13, 2021 -- Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can be used with CT perfusion imaging to assess stroke patients' collateral flow, according to a study published September 8 in World Neurosurgery. Read More
AI can detect metastatic bone lesions on scintigraphy
September 13, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can identify and characterize suspicious bone lesions on whole-body bone scintigraphy exams in cancer patients, according to research published online September 4 in BMC Medical Imaging. Read More
Lung abnormalities persist in 91% of COVID-19 patients
September 10, 2021 -- More than 90% of patients who developed COVID-19 showed lung parenchymal abnormalities on chest CT and x-ray three months after recovery in a study published in the September issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Read More
PET identifies early responders to liver cancer treatment
September 10, 2021 -- PET imaging can predict how liver cancer patients are going to respond early after transarterial radioembolization, according to a study published online September 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
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