Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University are using MRI to map patients’ “functional fingerprints,” or the connectomes that make their brains unique, Wired reported this week.
Following a patient-specific contrast media protocol during CT of the pancreas can enhance image quality, reduce contrast volume and reduce radiation dose, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.
Residents across the United Kingdom are contributing to a more than $3 million effort to provide local NHS hospitals with more high-quality imaging equipment, the Northern Echo has reported.
A post-hoc analysis of the Danish Lung Cancer Screening Trial (DLCST) has estimated an overdiagnosis rate of more than 67 percent in patients who opt for low-dose CT lung screening, researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine this month.
Breast density reporting legislation is in place in dozens of states, but according to a new study published by Academic Radiology, confusion about breast density remains high among women receiving mammography screening.
When a woman presented with upper eyelid swelling and ptosis, doctors ordered a MRI to get a better look. The MRI revealed a cyst, and when that cyst was surgically removed, a rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens that had been missing for 28 years was found inside.
Research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found light-emitting fragments known as alloyed upconverting nanoparticles, or aUCNPs, offer a unique window for radiologists to see deep into living tissue with little risk, potentially leading to high-precision radiation treatments.
Researchers have developed a new “glowing” imaging technique that can diagnose tuberculosis (TB) within an hour, according to research published in Science Translational Medicine.
Dedicated spine CT in the acute clinical setting can be useful for catching fractures that might have been missed on an initial CT of the chest, abdomen and pelvis, according to research published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. But for the sake of time, money and resources, radiologists can expect visceral CTs to detect any injury needing surgical attention.
Analysis of major depressive disorder (MDD) has proven difficult in a climate where more and more patients are being diagnosed with the condition. But according to research out of China, MRI and its related modalities are doing a lot to help scientists understand the pathology behind MDD.
A report evaluating five years of radiology-related medical professional liability claims found 80 percent of all diagnosis-related claims stem from the misinterpretation of clinical tests. Additionally, 80 percent of missed diagnosis claims in radiology result in either permanent injury or death.
The combination of a lumpectomy and radiation is associated with a slight improvement in a patient’s chance of surviving noninvasive breast cancer, according to a new study published by JAMA Network Open.
More children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) develop brain tumors than researchers previously believed, according to new research published in Neurology: Clinical Practice.
Public Health England announced late this week bowel cancer screening in the country will now start at age 50, not 60, the BBC reported.
A radiologist in Mumbai has had his license suspended for five years by the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) after promising to treat a disabled child with stem cell therapy but only prescribing him multivitamins.
Aug 10, 2018 | Care Delivery
Dual-energy CT (DECT) that includes virtual monoenergetic imaging or iodine overlay imaging can improve the assessment of acute appendicitis, according to research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology and presented at RSNA 2017 in Chicago.
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Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) are planning to study the ability of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open a brain cancer patient’s blood-brain barrier. This will be the first clinical trial of its kind in the United States.
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Biopsies of renal masses can safely be performed at the same time as image-guided tumor ablation (IGTA), according to a new study published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
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A study that examined the efficacy of routine cardiovascular screening, including echocardiography, in teen soccer players in the U.K. suggests a standard one-time test isn’t enough to ensure heart health in young athletes.
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Healthcare education company Viewbox Holdings this week announced its release of the second edition of "Learning About X-rays with Lula and Ethan," a picture book written for kids aged 7 and up that aims to educate the younger demographic about the value of CT imaging and potential harms of radiation.
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Aug 08, 2018 | Care Delivery
Many women are skeptical about the concept of undergoing risk-based breast cancer screening, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
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