Fri.Feb 09, 2024

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Can Positron Emission Mammography Have an Impact in Diagnosing Invasive Breast Cancer?

Diagnostic Imaging

Findings from a new pilot study showed that low-dose positron emission mammography (PEM) detected 96 percent of malignant index lesions and had a 46 percent lower false-positive rate in comparison to breast MRI.

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Low-dose PEM shows promise in breast cancer detection

AuntMinnie

Low-dose positron emission mammography (PEM) can detect invasive breast cancer in a feasible manner, according to research published February 9 in Radiology: Imaging Cancer. A team led by Vivianne Freitas, MD, from the University of Toronto found that PEM performed comparably to MRI in breast cancer detection and could serve as a supplemental imaging method for evaluating dense breasts.

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Early-Stage Cervical Cancer: Is MRI, CT or PET/CT the Best Option for Diagnosing Lymph Node Metastases?

Diagnostic Imaging

For the detection of nodal metastases in patients with early-stage cervical cancer, 18F FDG PET-CT offered a sensitivity rate that was double that of CT and 32 percent higher than MRI, according to newly published research.

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Novel technique has potential to transform breast cancer detection

Medical Xpress: Radiology

An innovative breast imaging technique provides high sensitivity for detecting cancer while significantly reducing the likelihood of false positive results, according to a study published in Radiology: Imaging Cancer. Researchers said the technique has the potential to offer more reliable breast cancer screening for a broader range of patients.

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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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PET reveals brain’s energy demands during walking

AuntMinnie

A group in England has established PET imaging as a new approach for studying gait – an excellent indicator of physical, emotional, and mental health, according to a study published February 6 in NeuroImage. In a proof-of-concept study, the researchers used F-18 FDG-PET scans in healthy participants within minutes after they performed standing and walking tasks and identified specific changes in brain glucose metabolism.

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EVT valuable in patients requiring transit to stroke centers

AuntMinnie

Endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) is effective for stroke patients who need to be transferred from hospitals where they are diagnosed to centers capable of performing the procedure, according to a study published February 8 in JAMA Network Open. In a clinical trial, both directly presenting patients and patients transferred to EVT-capable centers benefited from the procedure, with the results highlighting the need for rapid identification of suitable transfer patients, noted lead author Amrou Sarr

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New PET Tracer Detects Inflammatory Arthritis Before Symptoms Appear

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 02/09/2024 - 09:17 February 9, 2024 — A novel PET imaging technique can noninvasively detect active inflammation in the body before clinical symptoms arise, according to research published in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Using a PET tracer that binds to proteins present on activated immune cells, the technique produces images of ongoing inflammation throughout the body, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

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Rads show 28-fold variation for head and neck imaging recommendations

AuntMinnie

A 27.5-fold variation exists among radiologists when it comes to making additional CT or MRI exam recommendations for head and neck indications, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Lead author Jeffrey Guenette, MD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston talks to AuntMinnie.com about what contributes to the discrepancy.

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3D brain mapping opens a window to the aging brain

Medical Xpress: Radiology

By mapping brain activity in three dimensions, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have achieved a more detailed picture of how the brain changes with age.

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Visualizing Multiple Sclerosis with a New MRI Procedure

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 02/09/2024 - 09:41 February 9, 2024 — Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease that usually leads to permanent disabilities. It affects around 2.9 million people worldwide, and around 15,000 in Switzerland alone. One key feature of the disease is that it causes the patient’s own immune system to attack and destroy the myelin sheaths in the central nervous system.

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Whole-body MRI startup Ezra raises $21M, eyes 50 new locations in 2024

Radiology Business

Supported by AI, Ezra offers a 60-minute, full-body MRI exam for $1,950, allowing patients to seek out health concerns before they surface.

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Novel Technique Has Potential to Transform Breast Cancer Detection

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 02/09/2024 - 09:00 February 9, 2024 — An innovative breast imaging technique provides high sensitivity for detecting cancer while significantly reducing the likelihood of false positive results, according to a study published today in Radiology: Imaging Cancer , a journal of the Radiological Society of North America ( RSNA ). Researchers said the technique has the potential to offer more reliable breast cancer screening for a broader range of patients.

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Study examines outcomes of resection for ground-glass adenocarcinomas in the lungs

Health Imaging

Researchers from Harvard Medical School looked into clinical findings for three types of nodules seen across 469 patients.

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Philips to spotlight helium-free MRI options at ECR 2024

AuntMinnie

Philips plans to spotlight its BlueSeal MR mobile unit and helium-free MR options at ECR 2024 in Vienna. MRI scanners equipped with Philips' 1.5-tesla fully sealed BlueSeal magnet have saved more than 1.5 million liters of helium since 2018, according to the company. The technology in a mobile unit means Philips will be able to expand options for helium-free operations in Europe, it said.

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60-Second MRI Test Helps More Easily Diagnose Shunt Failure in Children with Hydrocephalus

MedImaging MRI

Researchers have developed a 60-second MRI test that could significantly enhance the diagnosis of shunt failure in children with hydrocephalus

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RaySearch takes full ownership of DrugLog's oncology product

AuntMinnie

RaySearch announced a 7-million-SEK ($670 million U.S.) deal with Pharmacolog AB for full ownership of DrugLog, a system that tracks the content and concentration of liquid medicine, such as chemotherapy. In the announcement, RaySearch founder and CEO Johan Löf said the company will add DrugLog to treatment planning in RayStation and workflows in RayCare for chemotherapy management.

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Music eases anxiety during imaging. But, don’t let patients pick their playlist

Health Imaging

Not all genres are equal in a clinical setting.

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Can Physical Therapists Take X-Rays?

Maven Imaging

Understanding whether physical therapists can take X-rays is key in comprehending their role in patient care and making informed decisions as a patient. Today’s blog explores the regulations and practices surrounding X-ray usage by physical therapists, examining the scope of their abilities and training. We'll explore how these healthcare professionals utilize X-ray imaging in diagnosis and treatment planning, clarifying this common question and its implications in modern physical therapy.

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Vesical Imaging-Reporting and Data System (VI-RADS) as a grouping imaging biomarker combined with a decision-tree mode to preoperatively predict the pathological grade of bladder cancer

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Publication date: Available online 9 February 2024 Source: Clinical Radiology Author(s): B. Cao, Q. Li, P. Xu, Y. Zhang, S. Cai, S. Rao, M. Zeng, Y. Dai, S. Jiang, J.

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Sub-region based radiomics analysis for prediction of isocitrate dehydrogenase and telomerase reverse transcriptase promoter mutations in diffuse gliomas

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Publication date: Available online 8 February 2024 Source: Clinical Radiology Author(s): H. Zhang, Y. Ouyang, H. Zhang, Y. Zhang, R. Su, B. Zhou, W. Yang, Y. Lei, B.

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Impact of superior hypogastric nerve block during uterine fibroid embolisation on pain scores, opioid requirements, and same-day discharge: a case–control study

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To assess the safety and efficacy of superior hypogastric nerve block (SHNB) in managing periprocedural pain associated with uterine fibroid embolisat…

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