Does chest CT have a role in breast imaging?
June 18, 2021 -- Chest CT isn't usually associated with breast cancer detection, but maybe it should be: The modality can identify incidental, suspicious breast lesions in women undergoing the exam for other reasons, and many of these lesions are malignant, according to a study published June 14 in Breast. Read More
Breast MRI finds more recurrent cancer
June 18, 2021 -- Breast MRI does a better job than mammography in detecting recurring cancer in women who have undergone breast conservation therapy, according to a study published June 11 in Plos One. Read More
Patient vest monitors dose after radionuclide therapy
June 18, 2021 -- Researchers are developing a radiation tracking vest for patients to wear at home to monitor radiation dose to organs during radionuclide therapy, according to a study presented at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Read More
Abdominal ultrasound priciest in Fla., cheapest in NJ
June 17, 2021 -- The cost of an abdominal ultrasound for patients in Florida is 308% higher than the national average in the U.S., according to data published June 16. Meanwhile, New Jersey offers the least expensive scans, according to a new study. Read More
Does radiology AI need more clinical validation?
June 17, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for detecting cervical spine fractures may not generalize well to local patient populations, according to research published online June 11 in the American Journal of Neuroradiology. Read More
Is there a link between COVID-19 vaccines and myocarditis?
June 17, 2021 -- Is there a link between the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and myocarditis identified on cardiac MRI? Perhaps, but more research to determine the possible connection is needed, according to two case study reviews published June 16 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Read More
MRI shows how head impacts affect brains of young football players
June 17, 2021 -- A new study further confirms that youth football players who experience repeated exposure to head impacts -- both in games and practices -- have a higher number of abnormal voxels in brain MRI scans. The research was published June 15 in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. Read More
Molecular imaging saw wins, losses over past year
June 17, 2021 -- You win some, you lose some. That adage could apply to the efforts of the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community over the past year, according to the president's address by Alan Packard, PhD, at this week's annual Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting. Read More
Healthcare disparities persist as COVID-19 pandemic fades
June 16, 2021 -- Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency medicine physician and New York Times bestselling author, spoke at the SNMMI 2021 virtual annual meeting about his life growing up, attending medical school, and being on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also called others to action in the fight against racial injustice. Read More
AI can automatically quantify atherosclerosis on CCTA
June 16, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) application can rapidly and accurately quantify stenosis on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) exams, according to a multinational study published online June 12 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Read More
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