Avoiding contrast dyes for imaging tests not necessary if concerned about iodine allergy, peer-reviewed study concludes #MRI

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News | Contrast Media Injectors | September 16, 2021
September 16, 2021 — FDB (First Databank), a leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps...
Strategies to help guide nuclear radiology teams at various healthcare systems in 2021 and beyond
Feature | Nuclear Imaging | September 16, 2021 | By Staff of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC)
A year after COVID-19 turned the world upside down, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) asked members how...
This is an example of 3-D ultrasound imaging on a breast, designed to help increase efficiency and diagnostic accuracy in any practice. Image courtesy of Hologic.

This is an example of 3-D ultrasound imaging on a breast, designed to help increase efficiency and diagnostic accuracy in any practice. Image courtesy of Hologic.

Feature | Breast Imaging | September 15, 2021 | By Jennifer Meade
The breast ultrasound market is seeing growth, driven largely by the proliferation of recent legislation aimed at...
While the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) and the introduction of EQUIP (Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program) have been successful in standardizing and enhancing mammographic imaging quality, inadequate breast positioning can dramatically impact the ability of radiologists and technicians to quickly and accurately detect breast cancer and potentially malignant lesions in their patients

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Feature | Mammography | September 15, 2021 | By Christopher Austin, M.D. and Randy D. Hicks, M.D., MBA
During mammography, proper breast positioning is critical to the radiologist’s ability to identify potential lesions,...
Revised guidelines for lung cancer screening eligibility are perpetuating disparities for racial/ethnic minorities, according to a new study in Radiology.

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News | Lung Imaging | September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021 — Revised guidelines for lung cancer screening eligibility are perpetuating disparities for racial/...
Revenues for teleradiology reading service providers are forecast to follow a similar profile over this period.

Outlook for 2021 and Beyond. As displayed in the figure below, these six market drivers are projected to result in teleradiology reading service volumes increasing by 21% in 2021 and nearly doubling by 2025. Revenues for teleradiology reading service providers are forecast to follow a similar profile over this period.

Feature | Teleradiology | September 15, 2021 | By Arun Gill
The closely tied relationship between teleradiology reading services and diagnostic imaging procedures resulted in an...
To get more flexibility and cost savings from storage, healthcare organizations are increasing their investments in the cloud
Feature | Information Technology | September 15, 2021 | By Kumar Goswami
Healthcare organizations today are storing petabytes of medical imaging data — lab slides, X-rays, magnetic resonance...
Siemens Healthineers announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the SOMATOM X.ceed, a premium single-source computed tomography (CT) scanner that combines high-speed scanning capabilities and a level of resolution previously unseen in other single-source CT systems with a new hardware/software combination to simplify CT-guided interventions.
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021 — Siemens Healthineers announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the SOMATOM X....
Changing business models require the adoption of new technologies to remain efficient and effective
Feature | Information Technology | September 15, 2021 | By Chris Patrick
Does it take a global pandemic to change the way providers deliver care? COVID-19 brought an impact to many healthcare...
Cloud services have been utilized within healthcare organizations for more than a decade. Now with the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) it is very common to see organizations adopting cloud services.

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Feature | Information Technology | September 14, 2021 | By Jef Williams
Cloud solutions have been discussed and promoted within healthcare for more than 10 years. I recall the early 2010s...
Figure 1: MWT Schematic of a typical setup for detecting malignant tissues/tumors.

Figure 1: MWT Schematic of a typical setup for detecting malignant tissues/tumors.

Feature | Radiology Imaging | September 14, 2021 | By Brendon McHugh
While microwave tomography (MWT) imaging has been around for a few decades, advances in computing power, artificial...
As with all imaging technologies, COVID-19 is expected to continue to negatively impact the market.

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Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 14, 2021 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
According to a new report produced by Grand View Research, the global magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) market size was...
Evaluation of therapeutic efficacy of drug candidates in preclinical oncology with positron emission tomography (PET)

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Feature | PET Imaging | September 14, 2021 | By Todd Sasser, Ph.D.
The use of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in preclinical oncology investigations has shown the ability to...
Us2.ai, a Singapore-based medtech firm backed by Sequoia India and EDBI, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for Us2.v1, a completely automated AI decision support tool for cardiac ultrasound.
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021 – Us2.ai, a Singapore-based medtech firm backed by Sequoia India and EDBI, has received U.S. Food...
Lantheus Holdings, Inc. and RefleXion Medical, Inc., today announced a development and commercialization collaboration to evaluate the use of piflufolastat F 18, Lantheus’ prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent, to enable real-time therapeutic guidance of biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT) in prostate cancer using the RefleXion X1 platform. 
News | PET Imaging | September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 — Lantheus Holdings, Inc. and RefleXion Medical, Inc., today announced a development and...
With a wealth of landmark studies in Breast, Cervical, Melanoma, Prostate, Colorectal, Oesophagus, Endocrine and Lung cancer, the ESMO Congress 2021 is a clear demonstration that oncology research has once again gathered momentum after being temporarily stopped in its tracks by the outbreak of the virus

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News | Radiation Oncology | September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 — At the opening press conference of the ESMO Congress 2021, President Solange Peters announced that...
Plan to attend RSNA21 at McCormick Place Chicago, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2021

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News | RSNA | September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) today announced highlights of the Technical...
Ikonopedia announced that it has added Banner Health, one of the largest non-profit health care systems in the country, as a customer and will implement its entire suite of structured breast imaging reporting and MQSA management tools. The installation is designed to help streamline processes, improve reporting efficiency and optimize facility operations across the Banner Health network.
News | Breast Imaging | September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021 — Ikonopedia announced that it has added Banner Health, one of the largest non-profit health care...
NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC, a global innovator in the development, production and commercialization of radiopharmaceuticals used for therapeutic applications and medical imaging, and POINT Biopharma Global Inc. (NASDAQ: PNT), a company accelerating the discovery, development, and global access to life changing radiopharmaceuticals, today announced the signing of a supply agreement for the therapeutic medical radioisotope actinium-225 (Ac-225).
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021 — NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC, a global innovator in the development, production and...
New recommendations will help provide more reliable, reproducible results for MRI-based measurements of cartilage degeneration in the knee, helping to slow down disease and prevent progression to irreversible osteoarthritis, according to a special report published in the journal Radiology

Knee cartilage compartments with anatomic labels implemented in lateral (left side), central (middle), and medial (right side) MRI obtained with an intermediate weighted fat-saturated fast-spin-echo sequence (top row) and a spin-lattice relaxation time constant in rotating frame (T1r) magnetization-prepared angle-modulated partitioned k-space spoiled gradient echo snapshots sequence (bottom row, T1r maps). Study was performed without administration of intravenous gadolinium-based contrast material. The lateral femur (LF)/medial femur (MF) and lateral tibia (LT)/medial tibia (MT) can be further divided into subcompartments on the basis of meniscus anatomy according to Eckstein et al. P = patella, T = trochlea.  Chalian et al, Radiology 2021 301; 7 ©RSNA 2021

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021 — New recommendations will help provide more reliable, reproducible results for magnetic resonance...