Care Delivery

Healthcare providers should consider treating men and women with glioblastoma (GBM) in different ways, according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine.

Patients are at a significantly higher risk of suicide in the first year after being diagnosed with cancer, according to a new study published in Cancer. What can healthcare providers do to help mitigate this risk?

Researchers have enrolled the first patient for the Stereotactic MRI-guided On-table Adaptive Radiation Therapy (SMART) Trial, a multi-center clinical trial that will investigate the benefits of MRI-guided, high-dose radiation therapy on patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer.

Several radiologists at the Florida-based NCH Healthcare System have left their positions or given notice of leave, which may significantly impact patient care, the Naples Daily News reports.

An MRI scanner to find and study—the soul? Researchers at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology are currently working on building a £100 million ($126 million) MRI scanner they say could do just that.

Researchers from the University of Arizona (UA) are working to develop a 15-minute MRI scan for patients with Parkinson’s disease, children and other patient populations who may have issues remaining still for the normal 40-60 minutes.

A former NFL player has taken his battle with breast cancer public, encouraging other men to pay attention to their bodies.

When researchers compared brain MRI scans of patients who had previously received gadobutrol, a common gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), with patients not exposed to gadobutrol, they did not observe any visual signal intensity changes. The team noted, however, that patients who received gadobutrol had shorter T1 relaxation times of the globus pallidus.

The higher dose of radiation required to x-ray extremely obese patients increases those patients’ risk of cancer, according to new research published in the Journal of Radiological Protection. The chances of getting cancer due to undergoing an x-ray are still quite low, the authors added.

Women living with chronic health problems tend to put off screening for breast cancer, possibly due to treatment fatigue, according to a study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital and published online Dec. 19 in the Journal of Women’s Health.

Women who experience false-positive mammograms are at an increased risk of breast cancer for more than a decade, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Teenagers hit by thoracic lymphoma can be safely and effectively imaged for primary staging and follow-up care with MRI unenhanced by gadolinium-based contrast agents—or by any contrast at all.