Radiology Partners (RP), a leading radiology practice in the U.S., announced the completion of its acquisition of Mednax Radiology Solutions, a division of Mednax, Inc., in a transaction valued at approximately $885 million
News | Radiology Business | December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020 — Radiology Partners (RP), a leading radiology practice in the U.S., announced the completion of its...
Special Storage and Adverse Reactions for First COVID-19 Vaccine Approved by the FDA
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | December 16, 2020
December 14, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for...
Intelerad Acquires Digisonics CVIS and OB?GYN reporting systems to Expand its Enterprise Imaging Workflow
News | Enterprise Imaging | December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020 - Intelerad Medical Systems, a provider of enterprise imaging workflow solutions, has acquired...
Primary liver cancer is on the rise worldwide, largely due to an increase in hepatitis C infections and chronic liver disease

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News | Radiation Therapy | December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020 — Primary liver cancer is on the rise worldwide, largely due to an increase in hepatitis C infections...
A recent Johns Hopkins Medicine study uses a computer model to predict the number of COVID-19 infections among health care workers in four different scenarios based on data from early in the pandemic. Graphic created by M.E. Newman, Johns Hopkins Medicine, from data in Razzak et al, PLOS ONE 15(12): e0242589

A recent Johns Hopkins Medicine study uses a computer model to predict the number of COVID-19 infections among health care workers in four different scenarios based on data from early in the pandemic. Graphic created by M.E. Newman, Johns Hopkins Medicine, from data in Razzak et al, PLOS ONE 15(12): e0242589

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020 — During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers have been at the forefront of the battle against...
The Radiological Society of North America’s 106th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting (RSNA 2020) held November 30 to December 5 as an entirely virtual event, attracted a virtual audience of 29,339 people from 134 countries worldwide.

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News | RSNA | December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020 — The Radiological Society of North America’s 106th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting (RSNA 2020...
Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology developed a subspace mass spectrometry imaging approach that accelerates the speed of data acquisition -- without sacrificing the quality -- by designing a model-based reconstruction strategy.

Top, hyperspectral visualization with data from a standard 9-hour experiment compared with hyperspectral visualization with data from a proposed 1-hour experiment. Image courtesy the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

News | SPECT Imaging | December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020 — A new computational mass spectrometry imaging method enables researchers to achieve high mass...
The first MRI-guided radiation therapy system provides real-time view of tumors during radiation treatment
News | Radiation Therapy | December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020 — Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian became the only hospital in Orange County, and one of the first...
Older patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer who did not receive radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery had higher rates of local recurrence but similar 10-year survival rates when compared to patients who received postoperative radiation therapy, according to updated 10-year data from the PRIME II study, presented at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

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News | Radiation Therapy | December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020 — Older patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer who did not receive radiation therapy...
 Edward-Elmhurst Health has installed the first DRX-Compass X-ray system in the nation to support its orthopaedic providers, deploying Carestream’s newest, fully digital diagnostic imaging system at its Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill.
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020 — Edward-Elmhurst Health has installed the first DRX-Compass X-ray system in the nation to support...
CXCR4-directed PET correlates with MRI-determined lymphoma lesions. Depicted are representative MR images (T1c- and FLAIR- sequences), and the corresponding CXCR4- directed PET images and fusion images (MRI-FLAIR and PET), of two patients with PCNSL and SCNSL, respectively. Images created by Department of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany.

CXCR4-directed PET correlates with MRI-determined lymphoma lesions. Depicted are representative MR images (T1c- and FLAIR- sequences), and the corresponding CXCR4- directed PET images and fusion images (MRI-FLAIR and PET), of two patients with PCNSL and SCNSL, respectively. Images created by Department of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany.

News | PET Imaging | December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020 — Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with 68Ga-pentixafor is an effective diagnostic tool for...
Published in Nature Communications, ReceptorNet is a breakthrough deep-learning algorithm that can determine hormone-receptor status - a crucial biomarker for clinicians when deciding on the appropriate treatment path for breast cancer treatment
News | Artificial Intelligence | December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020 — Imagine being a doctor and having a precocious resident permanently by your side, giving you...
Among patients with breast cancer treated with radiotherapy, under-recognition of symptoms was common in reports of pain, pruritus, edema and fatigue, with younger patients and Black patients having significantly increased odds of symptom under-recognition, according to data presented at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

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News | Women's Health | December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020 — Among patients with breast cancer treated with radiotherapy, under-recognition of symptoms was...

JNM celebrates 60 years of nuclear medicine research. Image courtesy of Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

News | Nuclear Imaging | December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020 — The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM) has issued a special supplement commemorating six decades of...
Bayer Radiology is announcing Radimetrics v3.0, the newest evolution of its enterprise dose management application.
News | Radiation Dose Management | December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020 — Bayer Radiology is announcing Radimetrics v3.0, the newest evolution of its enterprise dose...
Minority women and women in general aged 50-64 in Pennsylvania showed an increased proportion of early-stage breast cancer diagnosis since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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News | Breast Imaging | December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020 — Minority women and women in general aged 50-64 in Pennsylvania showed an increased proportion of...
For some, COVID-19 can result in severe pneumonia or even death, while others remain purely asymptomatic. A diagnostic tool could help physicians predict if a patient with COVID-19 will worsen.

Using 14 points in the lungs, researchers looked for abnormalities and assigned each spot a score out of 3 based on its severity. Adding up all the points, they found the total lung ultrasound score was higher for those who had a worsening outcome of COVID-19. Image courtesy of Umberto Sabatini

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020 — For some, COVID-19 can result in severe pneumonia or even death, while others remain purely...
A new study finds that significant symptoms in young and Black patients are more likely to be under-recognized

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News | Radiation Therapy | December 10, 2020
December 10, 2020 — Physicians did not recognize side effects from radiation therapy in more than half of breast cancer...
Post-neoadjuvant therapy changes in metabolic metrics from PET/MRI and morphologic metrics from CT were associated with pathologic response and overall survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Pre-treatment (A-C) and post-treatment (D-F) images after eight cycles of systemic FOLFIRINOX and consolidative chemoradiation. Baseline CA 19-9 was 145 U/ml. Pre-treatment whole body axial fused PET/MRI showed FDG avid lesion in body of pancreas (arrow, A) with SUVmax 7.1 and SUVgluc 8.0. Lesion was hypo-enhancing on axial contrast-enhanced T1-weighted (T1W) MR image (arrow, B) from focused abdominal PET/MRI and on CT (arrow, C). Pre-treatment CT tumor volume was 10.3 cm3. Post-treatment whole body axial fused PET/MRI showed complete metabolic response (arrow D) with SUVmax 1.9 and SUVgluc 1.9. Lesion was indistinct on axial contrast-enhanced T1W MRI (arrow, E) and CT (arrow, F), and there was upstream pancreatic parenchymal atrophy. Post-treatment CT tumor volume was 0.46 cm3. There was normalization of CA 19-9. Relative change in SUVmax (ΔSUVgluc) was -73%, and relative change in SUVgluc (ΔSUVgluc) was -76%. Based on change in tumor size, response was categorized as partial response per RECIST. Relative change in tumor volume (ΔTvol) was -96%. Pathology showed major pathologic response (College of American Pathologists score 1.) Images courtesy of American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | PET-MRI | December 10, 2020
December 10, 2020 — According to an open-access Editor's Choice article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR...
Hyland Healthcare to implement complete imaging solution to better manage unstructured patient content
News | Enterprise Imaging | December 09, 2020
December 9, 2020 —  UK HealthCare, the campus-based healthcare system for the University of Kentucky, has chosen Hyland...