Fri.May 17, 2024

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New guidance issued on PET/CT imaging in breast cancer

AuntMinnie

The world’s top nuclear medicine societies have issued international guidelines on the role of PET/CT in patients with invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer, with the document released May 14 in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Experts from the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) said that despite much literature about the role of F-18 FDG-PET/CT in these patients, “there exists no inte

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Amid ‘ever-escalating’ costs in cancer care, experts say its ‘imperative’ radiology screens for financial toxicity

Radiology Business

Despite this dire need, there is wide variability in such processes, including the timing, setting, tools utilized and interpretation of the results, according to new research.

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'Financial toxicity' screening for cancer care needs improvement

AuntMinnie

Screening for "financial toxicity" (FT) in cancer care could use improvement in the U.S., according to a review published May 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The term refers to " the objective, subjective, and behavioral patient-level impact of the costs of cancer care," wrote a team led by Nadia Samaha of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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Biopsy before ablation has no cost advantage over both-at-once approach

Radiology Business

Established guidelines recommend biopsying small tumors of the kidney ahead of any procedure to ablate them. A new study confirms the validity of pursuing another pathway.

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Maximize Your Radiology Center’s Performance With Specialized Scheduling

Patient-centric scheduling can only be achieved through optimized radiology workflows, effective communications between staff and physicians, and, of course, through specialized schedulers. In this guide, we’ll take you through a step-by-step process to transform your radiology center into a high-performance hub of medical imaging.

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Leading Breast Radiologists Discuss the USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Diagnostic Imaging

In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, Dana Bonaminio, MD, Amy Patel, MD, and Stacy Smith-Foley, MD, shared their thoughts and perspectives on the recently updated breast cancer screening recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

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Newly created radiology residency program receives 750 applications for 7 slots

Radiology Business

St. Luke's University Health Network recently launched its region's only accredited radiology residency program in response to booming demand for imaging.

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Head CTs could present an opportunity to screen for osteoporosis

Health Imaging

In individuals who have not completed a DEXA scan, head CT conducted for other reasons can offer insight into patients’ frontal bone density, a potential marker of osteoporosis.

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Private equity dealmaking in healthcare stalls amid persistent bid-ask gap, negative regulatory environment

Radiology Business

PE sponsors announced or closed about 158 transactions in the first quarter (including five in imaging), a “downward trend even from 2023’s sluggish pace,” Pitchbook reports.

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Radiology among least affected services during Ukraine war

AuntMinnie

Imaging and radiology centers are among the least affected hospital services in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion in 2022, a study published May 17 in JAMA Health Forum found. A team led by Ubydul Haque, PhD, from the Rutgers Global Health Institute in New Brunswick, NJ found that such services have experienced a slight decrease in availability, while services for cancer screening, laboratory testing, and gynecological care, among others, have been the most impacted.

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Prior authorization a ‘major contributor’ to radiologists’ mounting administrative burdens, ACR tells Congress

Radiology Business

Amid specialist shortages and imaging backlogs, members of the U.S. Senate are seeking ways to ease the stress endured by physicians.

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FDA Clears CT-Based AI Software for Assessing Interstitial Lung Disease

Diagnostic Imaging

Reportedly trained on thousands of computed tomography scans, the e-Lung software utilizes machine learning to detect and assess the progression of features associated with interstitial lung diseases.

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Noncontrast Fluoroscopy vs. Pulmonary Angiography for Blood Flow Evaluation

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 05/17/2024 - 18:41 May 17, 2024 — The Cum Laude Award-Winning Online Poster presented during the 124th ARRS Annual Meeting found that the noncontrast x-ray pulsatility index (XPI) method to evaluate and monitor pulmonary blood flow could improve clinical efficiency as a screening or diagnostic test, provide substantial financial benefits, and improve patient satisfaction.

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Project Scheduling and Time Management in Construction

MRI Network

Successfully managing construction projects leads to satisfied clients and profits that align with your goals. Yet, two more common reasons for delays that cause construction management failures include project scheduling and time management. By mastering these areas specifically, improving operational management while keeping teams working towards an achievable goal may be possible.

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American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to Host Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, Sept. 29-Oct. 2

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 05/17/2024 - 18:43 May 17, 2024 — Registration opens today for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's ( ASTRO ) 66th Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., September 29 – October 2, 2024. Media registration is available at www.astro.org/annualmeetingpress , and general registration is available at www.astro.org/annualmeeting.

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New PET Biomarker Predicts Success of Immune Checkpoint Blockade Therapy

MedImaging Nuclear Medicine

Researchers have identified the protein galectin-1 (Gal-1) as a new PET imaging biomarker for ICB therapy, enabling doctors to predict tumor responses before treatment begins.

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PET is an energy hog, but relatively rare utilization lessens its carbon footprint. MRI and CT have no such ‘out’

Health Imaging

Medical imaging machinery uses a lot of power, and the extent to which it quickens the pace of global warming is becoming clearer.

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From Point Solutions to Platform Evolution: AI in Healthcare Discussion Recap

Aidoc

From the importance of a strategic approach for maximizing AI’s impact to boosting cross-department efficiency and enabling preventative care, these topics were of keen interest for industry leaders at the recent Modern Healthcare Digital Health Summit. In a fireside chat with journalist Gabriel Perna, Aidoc CEO Elad Walach shared perspective on the evolving landscape of clinical AI.

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From Point Solutions to Platform Evolution: AI in Healthcare Discussion Recap

Aidoc

From the importance of a strategic approach for maximizing AI’s impact to boosting cross-department efficiency and enabling preventative care, these topics were of keen interest for industry leaders at the recent Modern Healthcare Digital Health Summit. In a fireside chat with journalist Gabriel Perna, Aidoc CEO Elad Walach shared perspective on the evolving landscape of clinical AI.