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Study gives all-clear for skin cream during radiation therapy
October 19, 2018 -- It's OK for patients scheduled for radiation therapy to apply topical treatments such as skin cream in moderation before their procedures, according to a study published October 16 in JAMA Oncology. That's good news for the many patients who want to use skin cream to counter skin rashes or burns caused by radiation treatments.  Discuss
CT radiomics improves management of bile duct cancer
October 19, 2018 -- Researchers from China have developed a radiomics model that can determine the malignancy of lymph node metastases in patients with bile duct cancer by analyzing features on CT scans, according to an article recently published online in Radiology. They believe the model can predict the survival rate of patients.  Discuss
Should the BI-RADS 3 ultrasound category be revised?
October 19, 2018 -- Should the current BI-RADS 3 ultrasound category -- covering breast lesions that are "probably benign" -- be revised? It appears so, according to research published online October 17 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 74: What not to do on Halloween
October 19, 2018 -- It's hard to believe, but some healthcare facilities still x-ray Halloween candy. Does it make any sense? Andy isn't so sure in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
FDA seeks to amend MQSA mammography regulations
October 18, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted a proposed rule to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to amend its mammography regulations.  Discuss
Fate of the 4: 2018 progress report for GE, Siemens, Canon, and Philips
October 18, 2018 -- How have the four largest medical imaging OEMs -- GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthineers, Canon Medical Systems, and Philips Healthcare -- performed so far in 2018? Stephen Holloway of U.K. market research firm Signify Research reviews the year so far and offers an update on Signify's forecast.  Discuss
Quantitative PET better estimates amyloid plaque burden
October 18, 2018 -- Dutch researchers have developed a quantitative method of analyzing PET images acquired with the radiopharmaceutical flutemetamol that may top semiquantitative methods for identifying dementia-causing amyloid plaque, according to a study published online October 12 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
How to fix the 'boys' club' in interventional radiology
October 17, 2018 -- Is interventional radiology a "boys' club" dominated by men? That's the suggestion of a new survey that found women make up a small minority of interventional radiologists and often experience various types of harassment, according to a paper in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
FDA proposes update to cybersecurity guidance
October 17, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a proposal to strengthen cybersecurity protection for medical devices, replacing guidance first issued in 2014.  Discuss
DBT spots 34% more breast cancers than mammography
October 17, 2018 -- One-view digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) detects 34% more breast cancers than traditional mammography -- with a majority of the detected tumors proving to be invasive cancers, according to a large clinical study in Sweden.  Discuss
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