CT radiomics predicts lung cancer immunotherapy response
November 26, 2019 -- A new radiomics technique can determine which lung cancer patients will benefit from immunotherapy by analyzing the texture, volume, and shape of lesions on chest CT scans, according to a study published online November 12 in Cancer Immunology Research. Read More
fMRI finds opioids may alter brain function in babies
November 26, 2019 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) has shown that prenatal exposure to opioids may alter brain function in babies, according to research scheduled to be presented at the upcoming RSNA 2019 meeting in Chicago. Read More
CT usage rates escalate for eye-related emergencies
November 25, 2019 -- The utilization rate of emergency CT for eye-related injuries has more than doubled over the past decade, according to a study recently published online in the American Journal of Ophthalmology. The trend underscores the need to establish more effective criteria for emergency eye imaging, researchers say. Read More
Is this MRI-guided procedure worthy of epilepsy patients?
November 25, 2019 -- An MRI-guided therapy for patients with epilepsy who are resistant to drug treatment has shown that it can extend quality of life. But the technique also comes at a greater cost than surgery, according to a study published online November 20 in PLOS One. Read More
What to look for in AI and IT at RSNA 2019
November 22, 2019 -- RSNA 2019 offers an excellent chance for radiology professionals to get a good look at what's hot in artificial intelligence (AI) and information technology (IT). Simon Harris and Steve Holloway of market research firm Signify Research discuss the major trends they expect to see at McCormick Place. Read More
Vaping case in Canada unearths new lung injury on CT
November 22, 2019 -- As the vaping epidemic continues to unfold, a new case study centered on a previously healthy 17-year-old male has revealed yet another clinical indication of vaping-associated lung injury evident on CT scans. The case was published online November 21 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Read More
New breast ultrasound technique boosts BI-RADS accuracy
November 22, 2019 -- Using a novel ultrasound technique called ultrasensitive ultrasound microvessel imaging with conventional ultrasound significantly improves the diagnostic accuracy of BI-RADS classification of breast lesions, according to a study to be published in the December issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
PennPET Explorer acquires 1st human images
November 22, 2019 -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have published the first clinical images acquired using the prototype PennPET Explorer, the second of two large axial field-of-view whole-body PET imagers developed by the U.S.-based Explorer Consortium. Read More
Cancer patients want more info on treatment downside
November 22, 2019 -- One in three adults wish they had known more about side effects before beginning their cancer treatment, according to the results of a new survey published online November 20 in the Journal of Oncology Practice Read More
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 98: Kids say the darndest things
November 22, 2019 -- Kids say the darndest things, as the saying goes. Andy runs into a particularly precocious patient during a consult in the emergency room in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend. Read More
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