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PET/CT Method Can Help Detect ‘Hardening’ of the Arteries

University of Cambridge researchers have developed an imaging technique — combining positron emission tomography (PET) and CT — that uses sodium... Read more

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Substance Abuse Reduces Brain Volume in Women

A brain imaging study published in the journal Radiology reveals that stimulant drug abuse has long-term effects on brain volume in women. Researchers... Read more

PAMmography

PAMmography Shows Early Promise

Scientists at the research Institute MIRA at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have developed PAMmograph, a new technique to detect... Read more

smoking increases risk of lung cancer

New CT Programme for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Intermountain Medical Center's (Utah, USA) new lung cancer screening programme that uses CT technology provides long-time smokers and past smokers... Read more

Dr. Keith Paulsen (rear), professor of radiology and surgery at Dartmouth

MRI/NIRST Method Improves Specificity in Breast Cancer Imaging

A new breast exam that uses MRI and Near Infrared Spectral Tomography (NIRST) is feasible and more accurate than MRI alone, according to researchers... Read more

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There is no estimate of how many unnecessary imaging examinations are requested, performed, and reimbursed. Unofficially, professionals agree that the proportion is as high as one fourth to one third of all CT examinations performed in adult patients. Requests for CT imaging are driven by clinical need, patients' attitudes, fear of litigation and are... Read more

I first became interested in early detection of breast cancer as a child when my aunt died of it at age 60 after initial diagnosis at age 40. Eight years later, my mother was diagnosed with it when I was in high school. She had nipple retraction. Her mammogram was normal and she had dense breasts. The surgeon had her admitted to the hospital, telling... Read more

U.S. healthcare payment policy is finally shifting towards rewarding value not volume and radiologists are a critical part of the transformation. The healthcare delivery system in the United States has been notoriously expensive with marked variability in quality. The Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare” has led to more Americans being insured, but has... Read more

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The Road to Making Peer Review an Added Value—Not an Added Burden

2016 13 Dec

Most radiology departments currently use some form of formalized peer review and those that do not will soon as a result of upcoming legislation. However, many radiologists claim that previous attempts at peer review failed to accomplish the goals of identifying and meeting learning objectives, enhancing performance and improving patient outcome. Instead,... Read more

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Radiologists—3 Vital Areas Oncologists Want You to Improve

2016 05 Oct

We asked 50 oncologists how they perceive the service from radiology and how they would rate different changes. Better communication stands out as key in taking cancer care to the next level.As the number and complexity of cancer cases increase, radiology spends more and more time providing service to oncologists. It is therefore vital that oncologists,... Read more

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Computer-Aided Diagnosis for Breast Ultrasound

2016 23 Jul

Samsung Applies Deep Learning from Big Data in World-FirstThe Samsung RS80A with Prestige premium ultrasound device now includes S-Detect™, which applies deep learning to breast lesion analysis using ultrasound.Background Breast ultrasound can be hard to read and interpret and the reader may experience fatigue and attention lapses. Computer-aided diagnosis... Read more

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