Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), the nation’s leading subspecialty practice for advanced diagnostic and interventional radiology, announced its rebranding as Rayus Radiology, a major milestone in the company’s 40-year history and indicator of its massive national growth and expansion plans.
News | Radiology Business | June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021 – Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), the nation’s leading subspecialty practice for advanced diagnostic...
Now a new study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) highlights the impact that structural racism and residential segregation has on NSCLC outcomes.

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News | Lung Imaging | June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021 — Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
The RefleXion X1 is the world’s first biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT) machine that’s expected to improve treatment and expand options for patients with metastatic disease, where few treatments are currently available.
News | Radiation Therapy | June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021 —  UPMC Hillman Cancer Center will be the first cancer center in the eastern United States, and one of...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new imaging agent for detection of prostate cancer, providing a more effective imaging approach to detect the spread of cancer to other parts of the body. Piflufolastat F-18 injection is the first fluorinated prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) agent approved by the FDA and also the first commercially available PSMA PET imaging agent.

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News | PET Imaging | June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new imaging agent for detection of prostate...
RaySearch Laboratories AB announced an extension of its relationship with Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland, which will include orders for RayStation RayCare and RayIntelligence. 
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021 — RaySearch Laboratories AB announced an extension of its relationship with Centre hospitalier...
Siemens Healthineers and Prisma Health announced today a 10-year strategic relationship to help create a better state of health for South Carolina.
News | Radiology Business | June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021 — Siemens Healthineers and Prisma Health announced today a 10-year strategic relationship to help create...
Breast cancer recently surpassed lung cancer as the number 1 diagnosed cancer in the U.S., excluding nonmelanoma skin cancer. Additionally, the National Cancer Institute recently predicted an almost 10,000 excess deaths from breast and colorectal cancers over the next 10 years as a direct result of the pandemic, making it now more important than ever for women to take control over their breast health.
News | Artificial Intelligence | June 25, 2021
June 25, 2021 — Breast cancer recently surpassed lung cancer as the number 1 diagnosed cancer in the U.S., excluding...
Sponsored Content | Blog | Enterprise Imaging | June 25, 2021
  Large radiology groups often face challenges distributing workflow effectively and fairly across the organization....
Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc., a leading national provider of radiology and oncology solutions to hospitals, health systems and physician groups, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired for $820 million by Akumin Inc., a premier provider of freestanding outpatient radiology services in the U.S.

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News | Radiology Business | June 25, 2021
June 25, 2021 — Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc., a leading national provider of radiology and oncology solutions to...
Patients with primary lung cancer detected using low-dose computed tomography screening are at reduced risk of developing brain metastases after diagnosis, according to a study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

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News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 25, 2021
June 25, 2021 — Patients with primary lung cancer detected using low-dose computed tomography screening are at reduced...
The two-year project focused on reducing the use of extended-fraction radiation therapy to treat pain from incurable cancer that had spread to patients’ bones. Once a standard practice, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has recommended against the routine use of extended-fraction radiation to relieve pain from bone metastases, especially more than 10 treatments.

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News | Radiation Therapy | June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021 — An effort by the Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium reduced excessive radiation treatments...
COVID-19 progression over 4 days in a 28-year-old man. This posteroranterior chest X-ray \ shows bilateral multiple peripheral and lower lobe ground glass opacities (GGOs) shown by the arrows. Image courtesy of Margarita Revzin et al. 

COVID-19 progression over 4 days in a 28-year-old man. This posteroranterior chest X-ray \ shows bilateral multiple peripheral and lower lobe ground glass opacities (GGOs) shown by the arrows. Image courtesy of Margarita Revzin et al. 

News | Artificial Intelligence | June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021 — Artificial intelligence promises to be a powerful tool for improving the speed and accuracy of medical...
 Mevion Medical Systems announced that the first proton center in the Mountain West, the Senator Orrin G. Hatch Center for Proton Therapy, has opened at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) and began treating patients on May 11 with the MEVION S250i Proton Therapy System.

The teams from HCI, U of U and Mevion gather to celebrate the center’s grand opening. Group from left to right: Bill Salter, Ph.D., Senior Director of Radiation Oncology, HCI and Professor and Chief of the Division of Medical Physics, U of U -- Robyn Walker, Sr. Director, Customer Success and Service Operations, Mevion -- James Cooley, Ph.D., Director of Advanced Development, Mevion -- Dennis Shrieve, M.D., Ph.D., Chair in Cancer Research, HCI and Chair of Department of Radiation Oncology, U of U -- Tina Yu, Ph.D., CEO, Mevion -- Michael Good, M.D., Interim President, U of U and Sr. VP for Health Sciences, U of U Health -- Ying Hitchcock, M.D., Professor and Medical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, U of U. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Proton Therapy | June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021 — Mevion Medical Systems announced that the first proton center in the Mountain West, the Senator Orrin G...
The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit medical society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, today announced the official launch of its Radiosurgery Society Residents Association (RSSRA) and Residents Executive Committee (REC), designed to support residents, fellows, medical students and members-in-training interested in pursuing a career in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and advancing therapies.

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News | Radiology Education | June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021 — The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit medical society dedicated to advancing the science and...
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based brain age prediction model to quantify deviations from a healthy brain-aging trajectory in patients with mild cognitive impairment, according to a study published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. The model has the potential to aid in early detection of cognitive impairment at an individual level.

Flowchart showing the framework of the brain age prediction model. A, The imaging data were split into training and test datasets. The training dataset consisted of structural magnetic resonance imaging data from 974 healthy individuals, whereas the test dataset included data from 2 groups, 231 healthy controls and 224 aMCI subjects. B, A Conventional Statistical Parametric Mapping structural preprocessing pipeline was used to generate GMV maps in the MNI space. C, The intensity values from the GMV maps were extracted and concatenated to create a feature matrix that was then cleaned and normalized. D, The best elastic net model was obtained by performing supervised learning on the training dataset. To optimize the hyperparameters, a grid search was performed. E, The test dataset was input into the trained model. An age was predicted for every participant included in the test dataset. The PAD scores were calculated by subtracting the participant's chronological age from his or her predicted age. aMCI = amnestic mild cognitive impairment, GMV = gray matter volume, MNI = Montreal Neurologic Institute, Dartel = Diffeomorphic Anatomic Registrations Through Exponentiated Lie Algebra, PAD = predicted age difference. Chart courtesy of Radiological Society of North America

News | Artificial Intelligence | June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021 — Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based brain age prediction model to quantify...
An example of a COVID-19 pneumonia of a chest CT scan. The COVID appears as white ground glass opacities (GGOs) in the lungs. Normal lungs on CT should appear black.

An example of a COVID-19 pneumonia of a chest CT scan. The COVID appears as white ground glass opacities (GGOs) in the lungs. Normal lungs on CT should appear black.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is inviting proposals from researchers for funding...
Led by a Michigan Medicine physician, the research team examined treatment outcomes over two years for patients who fractured their distal radius, the larger of two bones in the forearm. They found no one-size-fits all method for treating the fracture, which more than 85,000 Medicare beneficiaries sustain annually.

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News | Radiology Imaging | June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021 — A decade-long study of the most common forearm fracture in older adults revealed that personalized...
According to a new study, by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and the American College of Radiology’s National Mammography Database Committee, the most influential radiologist characteristics impacting mammography interpretive performance were geography, breast sub-specialization, performance of diagnostic mammography, and performance of diagnostic ultrasound.

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News | Breast Imaging | June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021 — According to a new study, by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and the American College of...
New American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) breast cancer screening guidelines call for heightened screening attention for transgender individuals, Black women and other often overlooked or underserved populations.

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News | Breast Imaging | June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021 — New American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) breast cancer screening...
GE Healthcare also recently announced Xeleris V, a new virtualized, flexible AI-powered solution that provides clinicians secure access to data from anywhere – helping them make personalized care decisions and treatment recommendations that are at the heart of precision health.
News | Nuclear Imaging | June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021 — At the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s (SNMMI) 2021 summer conference, GE...