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'Good Morning America' skewers breast thermography
February 18, 2019 -- The use of thermography in place of conventional mammography for breast screening was the subject of a critical news segment on the TV show "Good Morning America" on February 13. The segment profiled two California women -- one of whom later died -- whose cancers were missed by thermography.  Discuss
MRI should be 1st choice for pediatric appendicitis
February 18, 2019 -- Look no further than MRI to confirm suspected cases of acute appendicitis in children or to provide an alternative diagnosis, according to a study published online February 12 in Radiology.  Discuss
5 ways to improve interventional radiology
February 18, 2019 -- There are five key steps that should be taken to improve the provision of interventional radiology in Europe. That's according to a new survey of European interventional radiology departments published February 13 in Insights into Imaging.  Discuss
New PET/CT tracer effectively targets blood clots
February 18, 2019 -- Researchers from South Korea and Germany are reporting excellent image quality and a high detection rate with PET/CT for acute venous thromboembolism thanks to a new radiotracer currently being developed, according to a paper published in the February issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
TexLab AI algorithm predicts ovarian cancer survival
February 15, 2019 -- By analyzing tumor characteristics such as structure, shape, and size, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called TexLab 2.0 is able to predict which patients with ovarian cancer have the best prognosis. The prediction can then be used to direct patient therapy, according to an article published online February 15 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
HIMSS: Radiology workflow orchestration makes sweet music
February 15, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Workflow orchestration can maximize quality, improve service, and reduce costs for multisite radiology practices, while ensuring equitable workload for radiologists and enabling advanced data analysis, according to a presentation at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting.  Discuss
Live from HIMSS 2019: Trends in enterprise imaging
February 15, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - What are the hot trends in enterprise imaging at this week's meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)? In this video, Stephen Holloway of market research firm Signify Research discusses what he's seen at HIMSS 2019.  Discuss
Lung cancer imaging on the upswing in China
February 15, 2019 -- CT appears to be taking over for x-ray as a tool for the diagnosis of lung cancer in China, where imaging utilization rates have generally trended upward over the past decade -- most notably in underdeveloped regions of the country, according to an article published online February 8 in Thoracic Cancer.  Discuss
Brachytherapy error halts treatment at Canadian center
February 14, 2019 -- A cancer center in Hamilton, Ontario, has suspended brachytherapy treatment for cervical cancer patients after discovering that guide tubes of the wrong length were being used, meaning radiation may have missed the tumor target. The episode highlights the importance of anonymous error reporting, according to experts.  Discuss
Live from HIMSS 2019: The PACSman on AI and radiology
February 14, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - What needs to happen next before artificial intelligence (AI) can become a routine clinical tool in radiology? We talked to the PACSman, aka Michael J. Cannavo, about the intersection of AI and radiology at this week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.  Discuss
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