Ramon Alfredo Siochi, Ph.D. — the director of medical physics at WVU — led a task group to help ensure the accuracy of data that dictates a cancer patient's radiation therapy.

Ramon Alfredo Siochi, director of medical physics at West Virginia University. Image courtesy of WVU Photo/Aira Burkhart

News | Radiation Oncology | July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021 — Just as helicopter traffic reporters use their "bird's eye view" to route drivers around roadblocks...
Interviews with the 1,000 at-risk patients also led to some interesting conclusions, Fine said. Even in the early days of 3D mammography, most women interviewed had at least heard about the technology.

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News | Mammography | July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021 —  For any type of diagnostic test, technology that helps improve the reliability of test results is a...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the calendar year 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule. The ACR has created this initial review of provisions within the MPFS proposed rule that may impact radiology or radiation oncology.

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News | Radiology Business | July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the calendar year 2022 Medicare...
The inherent spectral capabilities of Mayo Clinic's new third-generation photon-counting CT research scanner allows clear visualization of the intact portions of the coronary artery lumen (arrowhead) by reducing the bright signal from the dense coronary calcifications (arrows).

The inherent spectral capabilities of Mayo Clinic's new third-generation photon-counting CT research scanner allows clear visualization of the intact portions of the coronary artery lumen (arrowhead) by reducing the bright signal from the dense coronary calcifications (arrows). Spectral CT is able to bin photos on different energies that can be used to enhance or subtract chemical elements from the images based on their spectral signature, such as calcium shown here, and iodine.
 

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021 — Performing the first cardiac scan on their new photon-counting detector computed tomography (CT)...
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), and the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) society have announced the launch of the 10th annual Brain Tumor Segmentation (BraTS) challenge

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News | RSNA | July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), and...
ujifilm's robust medical systems portfolio includes a comprehensive product lineup covering CT, MRI, fluoroscopy, digital radiography, women’s health, ultrasound, systems integration, endoscopy and endosurgery, enterprise imaging, assisted reproductive technology, cell culture media, cell therapy development, In-Vitro diagnostics (IVD), and investigational drug development
News | Radiology Imaging | July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021 — Fujifilm announced the launch of the Fujifilm Virtual Hospital. The virtual hospital presents visitors...
The software provides fully automated precise segmentation and robust assessment of chondral lesions (location, diameter, shape, boundaries), resulting in improved diagnosis and treatment selection, supporting faster recovery
News | Artificial Intelligence | July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021 — RSIP Vision, a clinically proven leader in real-world AI solutions for medical image analysis,...
The Radiology Research Institute Partners with contract research organizations and pharmaceutical and medical device companies to advance critical research initiatives

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News | Radiology Business | July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021 — RAYUS Radiology, formerly Center for Diagnostic Imaging, a leading national provider of advanced...
Humana’s new draft Fusion policy outlines coverage determinations for myocardial assessment and the use of PET/CT and SPECT/CT for certain neurologic indications. ASNC has submitted additional feedback on the draft policy.
News | PET-CT | July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021 — In a recent blog, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) reported that Humana, one of the...
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research and Education (R&E) Foundation Board of Trustees approved over $3 million in radiology research and education grants this year, achieving a funding rate of 30% of grant applications. With the addition of this year’s support, the R&E Foundation has awarded $70 million in grant funding since the Foundation’s inception in 1984.

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News | RSNA | July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research and Education (R&E) Foundation Board of...
In a mouse model study of MRI-guided focused ultrasound-induced blood-brain barrier (BBB) opening at MRI field strengths ranging from ­approximately 0 T (outside the magnetic field) to 4.7 T, the static magnetic field dampened the detected microbubble cavitation signal and decreased the BBB opening volum

In a mouse model study of MRI-guided focused ultrasound-induced blood-brain barrier (BBB) opening at MRI field strengths ranging from ­approximately 0 T (outside the magnetic field) to 4.7 T, the static magnetic field dampened the detected microbubble cavitation signal and decreased the BBB opening volume. Image courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021 — MRI-guided focused ultrasound combined with microbubbles can open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and...
NeuroLogica joins forces with Massachusetts General Hospital to pilot OmniTom Elite with Photon Counting Detector (PCD) technology at patient point-of-care

NeuroLogica joins forces with Massachusetts General Hospital to pilot OmniTom Elite with Photon Counting Detector (PCD) technology at patient point-of-care. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021 — NeuroLogica Corp. announced that its state-of-the-art OmniTom Elite with Photon Counting Detector (PCD...
 The numbers of cancer screening tests rebounded sharply in the last quarter of 2020, following a dramatic decline in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at one large hospital system in the Northeastern United States. These findings were released in a study published in Cancer Cell. The research also found an increase in racial and socioeconomic disparities among users of some screening tests during the pandemic.

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News | Radiation Oncology | July 12, 2021
July 12, 2021 — The numbers of cancer screening tests rebounded sharply in the last quarter of 2020, following a...
Most countries have not introduced nationwide prostate cancer screening, as current methods result in overdiagnoses and excessive and unnecessary biopsies. A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, which is published in The New England Journal of Medicine, indicates that screening by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and targeted biopsies could potentially cut overdiagnoses by half.

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News | Prostate Cancer | July 12, 2021
July 12, 2021 — Most countries have not introduced nationwide prostate cancer screening, as current methods result in...
Nearly one quarter of deaths from lung cancer could be avoided in high-risk populations through the adoption of targeted screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans, as based on the results of the NELSON study.

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News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 11, 2021
July 11, 2021 — The report ‘Lung Cancer Screening: The Cost of Inaction’ shows that lung cancer screening presents a...
A performance evaluation of the uEXPLORER total-body PET/CT scanner showed that it exhibits ultra-high sensitivity that supports excellent spatial resolution and image quality. Given the long axial field of view (AFOV) of the uEXPLORER, study authors have proposed new, extended measurements for phantoms to characterize total-body PET imaging more appropriately. This research was published in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Human imaging examples of performance of uEXPLORER total-body PET scanner. (A) Axial slice from 18F-fluciclovine PET image (right), with corresponding fused image (middle) and CT image (left), of 68-y-old patient with castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer, demonstrating clear visualization of 18F-flucicovine accumulation within 2.5-mm-diameter pulmonary nodule. (B) Maximum-intensity projection of representative clinical oncology 18F-FDG PET scan reconstructed with 20-, 5-, and 2.5-min durations, of 59-y-old patient with lung cancer. Images show primary tumor in left lower lobe of lung (dashed circle), with multiple variable-sized (0.8-6 cm) hilar, mediastinal, and lower esophageal nodal metastases (arrows) and ~1-cm 18FFDG-avid left adrenal nodule (arrowhead), which is visualized for all scan durations. Image created by Y. Abdelhafez and B.A. Spencer, EXPLORER Molecular Imaging Center, UC Davis, Sacramento, CA

News | PET Imaging | July 10, 2021
July 10, 2021 — A performance evaluation of the uEXPLORER total-body PET/CT scanner showed that it exhibits ultra-high...
To help enhance the images and information provided to clinicians for radiation oncology treatment planning, GE Healthcare will integrate Spectronic Medical’s AI-based software with its industry leading AIR Recon DL technology
News | Artificial Intelligence | July 09, 2021
July 9, 2021 — GE Healthcare announced the integration of Spectronic Medical AB AI-based software[1] for more precise...
According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), reduced-dose CT depicts greater than 90% of lung nodules in children and young adults with cancer, identifying the presence of nodules with moderate sensitivity and high specificity.

Axial reformatted clinical (1.083 mSv) and reduced dose (0.318 mSv) CT images from a 17-year-old girl with osteosarcoma. A 2 mm left lower lobe nodule is clearly visible in the left lower lobe on the clinical CT image (arrow in A). The same nodule is vaguely apparent on the reduced-dose CT image (arrow in B), classified as present but poorly visible.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 09, 2021
July 9, 2021—According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), reduced-dose CT depicts greater than 90% of...
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for DeepLook, Inc.’s DL Precise, a one-click software tool to automate segmentation and measurement of suspicious objects across all medical imaging modalities, delivering critical improvements in workflow and reporting precision.

At left, one-click segmentation and measurement rendered by DL Precise. At right, DL Precise uses vivid color to illustrate segmentation.

News | Imaging Software Development | July 09, 2021
July 9, 2021 — The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for DeepLook, Inc.’s DL Precise, a one-click software tool to...
Radiology RCM services deal underscores XIFIN’s commitment to providing the diagnostic health industry with deep expertise, advanced business intelligence and analytics critical for optimizing operations
News | Information Technology | July 09, 2021
July 9, 2021 — XIFIN announced the acquisition of Computerized Management Services (CMS), a provider of revenue cycle...