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German researchers have developed a streamlined approach to histological examination using nano-scale computed tomography, according to a report published in the current issue of PNAS.

As the United States works to solve its ongoing opioid epidemic, medical specialties are beginning to examine their own behaviors to see who is, and is not, prescribing opioids. For example, a team of researchers used public Medicare data to study the number of opioids prescribed in 2015 by more than 2,000 radiologists from practices predominantly focused on interventional radiology.

Additional MR imaging performed during chemoradiation therapy could be an early predictor of a rectal cancer patient’s pathological response to treatment, according to research out of San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.

One of the largest open-source data sets of brain MRIs from stroke patients is now available for public download via Scientific Data, a team of University of Southern California scientists reported this week.

A nuclear imaging technique could detect recurrences of prostate cancer before routine testing, allowing clinicians and patients the chance to tackle metastasis before it becomes life-threatening, according to research out of the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

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Nano-CT could cut radiation, time, toxicity in histological exams

German researchers have developed a streamlined approach to histological examination using nano-scale computed tomography, according to a report published in the current issue of PNAS.

Opioid prescriptions among interventional radiologists: 3 key statistics

As the United States works to solve its ongoing opioid epidemic, medical specialties are beginning to examine their own behaviors to see who is, and is not, prescribing opioids. For example, a team of researchers used public Medicare data to study the number of opioids prescribed in 2015 by more than 2,000 radiologists from practices predominantly focused on interventional radiology.

Mid-chemo MRI could predict early response to treatment in rectal cancer patients

Additional MR imaging performed during chemoradiation therapy could be an early predictor of a rectal cancer patient’s pathological response to treatment, according to research out of San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.

Expansive data set of brain MRIs could guide treatment, recovery in stroke patients

One of the largest open-source data sets of brain MRIs from stroke patients is now available for public download via Scientific Data, a team of University of Southern California scientists reported this week.

Nuclear imaging technique could detect early recurrent prostate cancer

A nuclear imaging technique could detect recurrences of prostate cancer before routine testing, allowing clinicians and patients the chance to tackle metastasis before it becomes life-threatening, according to research out of the University of California, Los Angeles.

Diffusion kurtosis imaging, paired with a radiomics model, could reduce unnecessary breast biopsies

Diffusion kurtosis imaging, a new MRI breast imaging technique that does not require a contrast agent, and a radiomics breast cancer model could help reduce false-positive findings and unnecessary biopsies, according to a study published in Radiology.

Imaging technique shows success as alternative to MRI in restless children

Scientists have found a viable alternative to conventional MR imaging in pediatric patients who have a hard time keeping still during exams, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

CAD algorithm could help physicians detect, prevent retained surgical instruments

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, the combination of a newly developed computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm and a radiologist displayed strong diagnostic accuracy in the detection of randomly placed radiopaque μTags. Could this be the key to reducing retained surgical instruments?

Breast MRI is uncommon when treating male patients, but can still provide value

Radiologists rarely turn to breast MRI when treating male patients, but according to a new study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, it can be effective in certain scenarios.

Pre-op CT could detect distant metastatic disease in women with advanced cancers

PET and CT scans could be underrated diagnostic tools when it comes to gynecologic cancer, one Radiology study suggests. In research led by Michael S. Gee, MD, PhD, the imaging techniques were able to detect unsuspected distant metastases in dozens of women with cervical and endometrial cancers.

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