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).
American Cancer Society blasts Danish mammography study
January 10, 2000 -- While the U.S. radiology community absorbs the startling results of a Danish study casting doubts on the usefulness of mammography screening, the American Cancer Society has wasted no time in challenging the findings.
Most imaging devices roll smoothly into Y2K
January 7, 2000 -- The formerly fearsome Y2K bug was a no-show on most imaging devices this New Year's, and during the first real test of compliance -- the first work week of 2000 -- reports of the pest remain few and far between.
Canada imposes stiff duties on U.S. contrast media firms
January 6, 2000 -- The Canadian government has launched a salvo in the battle for dominance of the country's $22.5 million (Canadian) market for x-ray contrast agents, imposing hefty anti-dumping fines on firms that export the products from the U.S.
Breast lesion classification may improve with US technology
January 5, 2000 -- While ultrasound of the breast is helping to determine malignancy of lesions seen on mammography, it still doesn't preclude large numbers of women from undergoing unnecessary biopsy of masses that ultimately prove to be benign.