More NIH research funds could aid imaging effort
January 25, 2000 -- The effort to establish a separate imaging institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) could get a boost after President Bill Clinton announced that he will be asking Congress for a substantial increase in fiscal 2001 funding for research at the
FDA approves more MQSA info; begins search engine update
January 21, 2000 -- Does mammography experience acquired outside the U.S. count toward the requirements of the Mammography Quality Standards Act? That's just one of the questions answered in the latest guidelines finalized by the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Hea
Radiology faces the future: promise and challenges ahead
January 20, 2000 -- In an article published in the current issue of Radiology, two authors take a thoughtful look at radiology now and in the future.
Web site on MRI safety helps radiologists handle implants
January 19, 2000 -- For patients, implants are a blessed benefit of modern medicine, enabling hearts to beat properly, ears to hear again and hips to be replaced. But for radiology centers, it's an ongoing challenge to know which implants -- and therefore, which patients --
Markers track tumors in chemo; 3-D MRA beats DSA in feet
January 18, 2000 -- An approach to tracking breast tumors shrunken in chemotherapy, and a comparison of modalities for evaluating peripheral arteries in diabetics, are among the highlights in this month's American Journal of Roentgenology.
Danish mammo study reviewed: right questions, wrong answers
January 17, 2000 -- Many members of the mammography community may disagree with the results of the recent Danish study questioning the effectiveness of breast imaging, but they are pleased that the information did not bring on an onslaught of public backlash.
ACNP cancels conference, seeks alliance with SNM
January 14, 2000 -- Members of the American College of Nuclear Physicians (ACNP) got a jolt in their mailboxes this week with word that the organization's annual conference, scheduled for the first week of February in Miami, had been canceled.
GE and Varian alliance joins imaging with therapy
January 13, 2000 -- An alliance between GE Medical Systems and Varian Medical Systems will give their customers more streamlined access to medical imaging and radiation therapy products for cancer treatment, according to company executives.
Perfusion MRI distinguishes brain tumors, radionecrosis
January 12, 2000 -- Calling it 'one-stop shopping' imaging, researchers at NYU's Kaplan Comprehensive Cancer Center are touting perfusion-based MRI as an effective method for distinguishing recurrent brain tumors from radiation necrosis.
Radiology accelerates drive for imaging institute in 2000
January 11, 2000 -- The New Year is shaping up as make-or-break time in radiology's five-year effort to create a separate institute for imaging research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).