A first-in-human prostate cancer study in the Journal of Molecular Imaging and Biology showed initial safety, biodistribution and dosimetry results with [18F]DCFPyL, a second-generation fluorine-18 labeled small-molecule prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) inhibitor. The imaging biomarker has been developed at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore by study co-author Martin G. Pomper, M.D., Ph.D.
Ultrasound has become an essential tool for diagnostic and procedural uses in the critical care environment. The May issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia outlines a new set of basic ultrasound learning skills developed specifically for use in anesthesiology-critical care medicine (ACCM) training programs.
Kaiba was just a newborn when he turned blue because his little lungs weren’t getting the oxygen they needed. Garrett spent the first year of his life in hospital beds tethered to a ventilator, being fed through his veins because his body was too sick to absorb food. Baby Ian’s heart stopped before he was even six months old.
Radiology plays a crucial role in diagnosing — from guiding patients into the right treatment plans through follow-up ...
With higher deductibles and more price-conscious healthcare consumers, as a result of the Affordable Care Act, improving the performance, comfort and speed of MRI scans can be an important strategy for imaging centers that must compete by offering the best patient care and experience.
Researchers studying cancer and other invasive diseases rely on high-resolution imaging to see tumors and other activity deep within the body’s tissues. Using a new high-speed, high-resolution imaging method, Lihong Wang, Ph.D., and his team at Washington University in St. Louis were able to see blood flow, blood oxygenation, oxygen metabolism and other functions inside a living mouse brain at faster rates than ever before.
Varian Medical Systems last week unveiled a radiotherapy platform designed to offer clinics an affordable option for implementing advanced image-guided radiotherapy. Varian's VitalBeam system is a cost-effective technology package for offering high-quality, high-throughput radiation therapy, and for expanding clinical capabilities over time.
Many healthcare organizations are turning to the public cloud to be more flexible, agile and scalable when deploying and ...
Brainlab expanded on its “Elements” strategy for treatment of brain and spine tumors with the introduction of automated stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) planning tools. Announced at the third European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) Forum in Barcelona, Spain, the SRS tools enable on-the-fly generation of consistent treatment plans for volumetric arc therapy (VMAT) delivery.
Volpara Solutions announced the release of VolparaDensity version 3.1 at the Society of Breast Imaging’s SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium in Orlando, Florida, April 25-28.
Ion Beam Applications S.A. (IBA) and Pravida Bau GmBH announced an agreement to supply integrated single-room proton therapy solutions to customers in Europe.
From sharing patient information between physicians to improving the speed and efficacy of treatment by making faster ...
Results from a randomized controlled trial comparing permanent radioactive implants (brachytherapy) with dose-escalated external beam radiotherapy in patients with prostate cancer showed brachytherapy patients were twice as likely to be cancer-free five years later.
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has introduced Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT), an online education product designed to teach radiologic technologists LDCT screening techniques for patients with lung cancer. The module also provides guidance for radiology managers looking to provide reimbursable LDCT services to patients in the Medicare program.
Radiotherapy using protons can deliver more accurate treatment to a tumor while reducing the dose to surrounding tissue. However, in mobile organs such as the lung, precise targeting of the dose is difficult. Now researchers have succeeded in making a model of breathing movement that allows for the precise measurement of narrow beams to a dummy tumor by simulating the motion and physical properties of the chest anatomy in a model, which was presented at the 3rd European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) Forum in Barcelona, Spain.
Postpandemic staffing shortages and increased volumes require radiologists to do more with less, exacerbating burnout ...
The American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) are offering a new resource document for physicians and medical physicists serving as radiation safety officers at medical facilities. The ACR-AAPM Radiation Safety Officer Resources was developed jointly by medical physicists from both associations.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins performing sophisticated motion studies of heart magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans have found that specific altered function in the left atrium may signal stroke risk in those with atrial fibrillation and those without it.
The new syngo.via from Siemens Healthcare supports oncological treatment decisions across modalities, therapies and ...
Blue Ridge Cancer Care (BRCC) recently announced it is now offering radiation clinical trials to cancer patients in Southwest Virginia. These advanced radiation-focused clinical trials give cancer patients access to cutting-edge therapies that could potentially increase cure rates and improve quality of life while providing the opportunity to participate in the development of future treatments.
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based screening program for individuals at high risk of pancreatic cancer identified pancreatic lesions in 40 percent of patients, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery.
HealthMyne Inc. received a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant is for almost $750,000, with a potential to receive an additional $500,000 in Phase IIB funding.
New evidence suggests reading to young children is in fact associated with differences in brain activity supporting early reading skills. The research was presented Saturday, April 25 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego.
Volpara Solutions announced the installation of VolparaDensity in Belgium, marking the 31st country where the system has been implemented. New installations were also recently completed in Canada, Turkey, Korea, Japan and the United Kingdom.