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Google & Northwestern: AI finds cancer before radiologists

2019 21 May

Google and Northwestern scientists show precision of new deep learning system to predict lung cancer An artificial intelligence system, using deep learning, successfully detected malignant lung nodules on low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) scans, performing equal to, or better than expert radiologists, according to a new study from... Read more

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U.S. dense breast notification laws: awareness & early cancer detection after mammo

2019 14 May

Breast density is recognised as a risk factor for breast cancer, and dense breast tissue can decrease mammographic sensitivity, leading to diagnostic delay . This is of particular concern to women in their 40s and 50s , for whom the prevalence of dense breasts ranges from 38% to 57%. Concerns about the low sensitivity of screening mammography... Read more

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Interventional radiology in Europe

2019 19 Mar

Interventional radiology (IR) helps provide new, not previously, feasible treatments for patients. An IR approach is less invasive to the patient, such that many surgical procedures have been replaced or enhanced by the provision of IR services.  To learn more about the current practice of IR throughout Europe, the European Society of Radiology... Read more

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Hitachi Medical Systems Europe wins the contract to supply 6 ultrasound systems in the UK

2018 05 Jun

The new RAPID (Rapid Assessment Prostate Imaging and Diagnosis) programme accelerates the pathway which could lead to a ‘one-stop shop’ for men with prostate cancer by providing a multi-parametric MRI together with ultrasound imaging and biopsy on the same day. This will reduce unnecessary biopsies and provide accurate targeting whilst reducing the... Read more

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Breast Cancer Survivors - Utility of Surveillance MRI

2017 18 Jul

According to new research in the journal Clinical Imaging, surveillance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in breast cancer survivors may increase detection of subsequent cancers while increasing rate of biopsy. Guidelines regarding surveillance MRI in women with a personal history of breast cancer remain controversial. Currently the American Cancer... Read more

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MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Detection, Avoids Unneeded Biopsy

2017 24 Jan

An MRI scan given to men with suspected prostate cancer can help reduce rates of unnecessary biopsy by 27 percent and overdiagnosis by 5 percent, says a new study appearing in The Lancet.   See Also : Novel MRI Method Distinguishes Healthy Prostate Tissue from Cancer It's common for men to undergo a biopsy of their prostate if they experience... Read more

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Hologic Introduces First 2D/3D™ Dedicated Prone Biopsy System at European Congress of Radiology

2016 04 Mar

The CE-Marked Affirm™ Prone Biopsy System Provides Enhanced 2D/3D™ Biopsy Imaging and Faster, Easier Access to the Breast [i] Hologic, Inc. has announced  the European launch of the CE-marked Affirm™ prone biopsy system — the first dedicated prone biopsy system capable of both 2D and 3D™ imaging-guided breast biopsies. The new product is... Read more

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Robotic Biopsy Combines MRI and US

2016 26 Jan

MRI and Ultrasound is being combined in a robot, in research being conducted at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. The project shows promise in improving diagnosis of both breast cancer, by reducing false negatives, and muscle diseases. Foad Sojoodi Farimani, one of the project leaders of the European research project MRI and Ultrasound... Read more

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Breast MRI after Mammography May Detect Additional Aggressive Cancers

2015 25 Nov

According to a new study, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may identify additional breast cancers that are sometimes potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography. Researchers say that, in some cases, MRI findings of additional cancers not seen on mammography may necessitate a change in treatment. The results are published in the journal... Read more

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MIR 2015: Is Radiology Entering a Dark Age?

2015 20 Oct

From the vantage point of a 45 year career in radiology, Stephen Baker, Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA, has warned of a possible dark age for radiology and radiologists. Speaking at the Management in Radiology (MIR) annual meeting in Barcelona this month, Baker, a member of HealthManagement.org’s... Read more