AI analysis of SPECT MPI scans can predict future cardiac events
June 14, 2021 -- The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) can accurately predict future major adverse cardiac events, according to research being presented on June 13 at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Read More
Animal study suggests Ga-68 PET FAPI useful for detecting lung fibrosis
June 14, 2021 -- PET imaging with a gallium-68 (Ga-68)-labeled fibroblast activation protein inhibitor (FAPI) shows promise as an effective way to identify and monitor pulmonary fibrosis, according to animal study findings presented at the virtual 2021 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting. Read More
Why x-ray is vanishing from urgent care centers
June 14, 2021 -- The rise of "limited-scope" urgent care centers that do not provide x-ray and aren't staffed with radiologic technologists presents a problem for the urgent care industry, according to Alan Ayers. Read More
AI algorithm produces autosegmented contours for radiotherapy
June 14, 2021 -- Automatically segmented contours generated on CT scans by a deep-learning algorithm can yield positive results when utilized clinically in radiotherapy planning, according to research published online June 8 in Radiation Oncology. Read More
Are ventilation scans needed in pulmonary embolism assessments?
June 12, 2021 -- Are ventilation nuclear medicine lung scans really needed in cases of suspected pulmonary embolism (PE)? Perhaps not, according to two student talks on June 11 at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Read More
Low-field MRI offers a no-radiation option for lung disease imaging
June 11, 2021 -- Low-field-strength MRI at 0.55 tesla appears to offer an effective alternative to CT for imaging lung disease, a group of researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health has found. The team's results were published June 10 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Mammography or COVID-19 vaccine? Experts say, 'Get both'
June 11, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic affected breast imaging practices across the U.S., but imagers are doing their part to catch up on delayed screenings as vaccine distribution continues, according to panelists at the June 9 virtual meeting of the Society of Breast Imaging's Summer Series. Read More
Everyone wins when AI becomes seamless for radiologists
June 11, 2021 -- Budgetary pressures, digital infrastructure improvements, and other industry shifts signal a new role for artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology and healthcare. Renee Stacey of TeraRecon describes this new phenomenon. Read More
FDG-PET lymph node uptake after COVID-19 vaccines mimics cancer
June 10, 2021 -- Abnormal PET radiotracer uptake in lymph nodes that can mimic malignant cancer is more common in patients who have had the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, according to research published June 10 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Reduced-dose CT effective for evaluating kidney stones
June 10, 2021 -- CT with a reduced radiation dose is still effective for evaluating kidney stones -- and it mitigates the radiation burden in patients who experience repeat imaging, according to a study published June 8 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More