Machine-learning analysis of heart motion predicts survival
February 9, 2017 -- A machine-learning survival model based on 3D cardiac motion predicts outcomes beyond conventional risk factors in patients with pulmonary hypertension, according to a new study from the U.K. and Singapore. Semiautomated analysis of the cine MR images could potentially be used to guide patient management.  Discuss
Ultrasound elevates diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
February 8, 2017 -- Adding lung and venous ultrasound into the diagnostic process for pulmonary embolism can yield improved sensitivity and specificity, obviating the need for CT pulmonary angiography in many cases, according to research that will be published in the March issue of Academic Emergency Medicine.  Discuss
3 steps to enterprise imaging for smaller hospitals
February 8, 2017 -- While many large healthcare systems in the U.S. have adopted enterprise imaging, most small or medium-sized hospitals have not. Smaller institutions face many hurdles on their path to enterprise imaging, but with three simple steps, they too can experience its many benefits, according to Dan Trott from Dell EMC.  Discuss
CT lung screening cost-effective with stringent criteria
February 7, 2017 -- Restricting eligibility for CT lung cancer screening to the heaviest smokers would make the exam more cost-effective on a population basis, according to a study published February 7 in PLOS Medicine.  Discuss
MRI helps shed light on concussion causes, effects in soccer
February 7, 2017 -- Diffusion-tensor MRI is helping researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine explore the effects on the human brain of heading a soccer ball. In a new study, they found that players who head the ball more often are more likely to have concussion symptoms.  Discuss
Mass. MRI firm taps Brady for Super Bowl ad
February 6, 2017 -- It didn't take long for a Massachusetts-based imaging services provider to join in the celebration of the New England Patriots' historic come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.  Discuss
DBT offers cost, care benefits for Medicaid enrollees
February 6, 2017 -- Using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in combination with full-field digital mammography among Medicaid enrollees could save state programs more than $200,000 per year -- and individual plans more than $12,000 annually, according to a new study published online January 27 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Study: Skip the x-rays after shoulder arthroplasty surgery
February 6, 2017 -- The number of postoperative radiographs performed after total shoulder arthroplasty could be cut drastically without affecting patient care, according to a new study published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery that questions the value of the imaging exam.
Breast screening organizers get creative to boost uptake
February 6, 2017 -- A new study from Lebanon of 2,400 women older than 40 has found that fewer than half the women sent a breast screening invitation underwent mammography. To overcome the hit-and-miss nature of screening adherence in the region, new campaigns and promotions are being used.  Discuss
Cancer in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: Can the burden be reduced?
February 5, 2017 -- Cancer remains one of the major health problems worldwide and poses a major challenge and burden in any health system and society. The Gulf Centre for Cancer Control and Prevention offers recommendations that will play a major role in lowering the cancer burden in the Persian Gulf region.  Discuss