August 29, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems announced that it has become a supporter of a phase III study comparing radiosurgery with surgical resection for the treatment of early-stage, high-risk, operable non-small cell lung cancer.
August 29, 2012 — The ability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create exquisite images of the body’s soft tissues – and the tumors that arise amid them – is helping physicians at National Cancer Center Singapore (NCCS) to precisely shape brachytherapy doses to cervical tumors, while at the same time avoiding exposure to critical healthy organs and tissues.
August 29, 2012 — New magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research shows that changes in brain blood flow associated with vein abnormalities are not specific for multiple sclerosis (MS) and do not contribute to its severity, despite what some researchers have speculated. Results of the research are published online in the journal Radiology.
Radiology plays a crucial role in diagnosing — from guiding patients into the right treatment plans through follow-up ...
We want absolutes; things we can depend on; certainties in an unfortunately uncertain world. It’s the kind of faith we put into positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), even when it’s not warranted.
August 28, 2012 — According to the American College of Radiology (ACR), a paper by Gierach et al. in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (which is not the National Cancer Institute's journal) says that, although they are at a small increased risk of developing breast cancer, women with dense breast tissue (a large percentage of fibrous and glandular tissues) are not at an increased risk of dying from breast cancer when compared to women with mostly fat in their breasts.
August 28, 2012 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance on its new Vantage Titan 1.5T series, which features the 8-, 16- and 32-channel MR (magnetic resonance) systems.
Many healthcare organizations are turning to the public cloud to be more flexible, agile and scalable when deploying and ...
August 28, 2012 — The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to modify the U.S. product label for several ultrasound contrast agents used to improve the accuracy of radiation-free ultrasound scans.
August 28, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced important changes to the U.S. product label for Optison (perflutren protein-type A microspheres injectable suspension, USP), a contrast agent that may improve visualization of the left ventricular border, an area of the heart that is critical to see in order to diagnose certain heart diseases such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Dr. Gary Ezzell, president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), talks about current trends in ...
From sharing patient information between physicians to improving the speed and efficacy of treatment by making faster ...
August 28, 2012 — NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) is now shipping its new Dome GX4MP radiology display, a 30-inch widescreen model offering multimodality viewing in both color and grayscale.
Web Stayman, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, presents an overview of research he presented at the 2012 American ...
Dr. Sabee Molloi from the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, worked with a team on a study ...
Postpandemic staffing shortages and increased volumes require radiologists to do more with less, exacerbating burnout ...
August 27, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems, a manufacturer of technology for the treatment of cancer with radiotherapy and radiosurgery, has launched Portuguese versions of its software systems for planning and managing radiotherapy treatments. Varian personnel worked with Brazilian cancer treatment specialists to translate its software products into Portuguese and also to adapt them so that they facilitate Brazilian treatment practices, in order to support the safe and effective use of radiotherapy in the country.
August 27, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Penrith Corp. of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., a manufacturer of integrated ultrasound imaging systems. Through this acquisition, Siemens will offer new and improved diagnostic capabilities. The deal is expected to close in September 2012.
August 27, 2012 — A recent multi-center study, led by researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has indicated that computed tomography (CT) scanning of the heart and measuring the coronary artery calcium (CAC) score is the most accurate predictor of cardiovascular disease for individuals at intermediate risk for heart disease.
August 27, 2012 — The growth rate of positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/computed tomography (CT) medical imaging scans in the United States began to slow in 2011, with an estimated 1.85 million clinical PET patient exams performed in 2011, down from a double-digit growth rate reported in previous years, according to a new market research report by IMV Medical Information Division.
August 27, 2012 — Positron Corp., a molecular imaging healthcare company, announced the submission of a drug master file (DMF) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredient- (API) grade strontium-82 through its wholly owned subsidiary, Manhattan Isotope Technology LLC (MIT).
There are some key requirements specifically aimed at imaging and radiology included in the Stage 2 meaningful use requirements released Aug. 23 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS fielded many concerns and questions about these requirements and offered answers in the 642-page document.
August 22, 2012 — In a head-to-head contest between the New Orleans Criteria (NOC) and the Canadian Computed Tomography (CT) Head Rules (CCHR), the Canadian rules showed higher sensitivity and specificity in predicting neurosurgical intervention for mild head injury. The results of the study, conducted in Tunisia, were published online August 21, in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Prediction Value of the Canadian CT Head Rule and the New Orleans Criteria for Positive Head CT Scan and Acute Neurosurgical Procedures in Minor Head Trauma: A Multicenter External Validation Study").
August 24, 2012 — On August 20, 2012, InSightec announced it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin Phase I clinical trials evaluating the use of its ExAblate Neuro system for the treatment of patients with tremor-dominant Parkinson’s Disease (PD). This device is the first clinical system to use magnetic resonance- (MR) guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) through an intact skull, offering noninvasive transcranial treatment without any incisions or ionizing radiation.