Could adhesive tape prevent contamination on ultrasound probes?
October 8, 2021 -- The answer to preventing cross-contamination from repeat use of ultrasound probes may not come in the form of extensive cleaning or antibacterial chemicals but rather a simple strip of adhesive tape. Read More
Prostate cancer imaging tracers evaluated head-to-head
October 8, 2021 -- Korean researchers have developed a new PET imaging radiotracer that appears equal to gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen-11 for detecting primary and metastatic lesions in patients with prostate cancer, according to a study in the October 1 issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
AI cuts PET scan time in Alzheimer's disease
October 8, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to reduce the time required to acquire PET images of Alzheimer's disease from 20 minutes to five minutes without sacrificing image quality in a study published October 4 in Computers in Biology and Medicine. Read More
Cardiac MRI is 'technique of choice' for imaging suspected heart tumors
October 8, 2021 -- Cardiac MRI is the "technique of choice" for imaging suspected cardiac tumors, with a high accuracy rate and prognostic value, according to a study published September 21 in the European Heart Journal. Read More
More pandemic relief is available from the HHS Provider Relief Fund
October 7, 2021 -- Physicians and other healthcare providers were able to apply for additional grant funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) beginning on September 29, 2021. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains how to apply. Read More
3D image guidance enhances biopsy of peripheral lung nodules
October 7, 2021 -- Bronchoscopy guided by conebeam CT and "augmented" fluoroscopy can yield 90% accuracy in biopsying peripheral lung lesions, according to research published in the October issue of the Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology. Read More
Unexpected findings on CT may predict COVID-19 trends
October 6, 2021 -- Can abdominopelvic CT scans in patients without known COVID-19 -- and with no respiratory symptoms -- predict future surges of the disease in the greater population? It's possible, according to a study published September 30 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Chronic stress linked to breast cancer treatment, survival outcomes
October 6, 2021 -- Chronic stress may impact treatment completion and survival outcomes for breast cancer patients, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. Read More
Canon pulls out of in-person RSNA, ASTRO shows to focus on virtual
October 6, 2021 -- Canon Medical said it will not attend the in-person versions of the upcoming RSNA and American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) conferences and instead will focus on exhibiting virtually at these meetings. Read More
Radiology contributes to high spending costs in cancer care
October 6, 2021 -- Radiology accounted for $2.1 billion in spending for cancer care services in 2018, the second most expensive line item in a new study of over 402,000 people with cancer that was published October 6 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
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