Clinical Trials

Clinical trials and studies about imaging technology can be found on this channel.

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News | ASTRO | October 21, 2018
A subset of patients with low-risk breast cancer is highly unlikely to see cancer return following breast conservation...
CT Offers Non-Invasive Alternative for Complex Coronary Disease Treatment Planning
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | October 16, 2018
October 16, 2018 — A new study published in the European Heart Journal[1] shows computed tomography (CT) can be a...

Images from computed tomography (CT) colonography show segmented abdominal aortic calcification measured with semiautomated CT tool on coronal image. Within region of interest over aorta selected by user, tool automatically segments and quantifies aortic calcification (shown in blue). 

Image Credit: O’Connor S D, Graffy P M, Zea R, et al. Does nonenhanced CT-based quantification of abdominal aortic calcification outperform the Framingham Risk Score in predicting cardiovascular event sin asymptomatic adults? Radiology doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018180562. Published online Oct. 2, 2018. © RSNA.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018 — Computed tomography (CT)-based measures of calcification in the abdominal aorta are strong...
iCAD Announces Positive Clinical Results for Artificial Intelligence Tomosynthesis Technology
News | Mammography | October 11, 2018
October 11, 2018 — iCAD Inc. announced positive clinical results of its new digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) cancer...
Surgery, Radiation Therapy Equally Effective in Treating Oropharyngeal Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | October 09, 2018
October 9, 2018 — A new study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center found no major long-term differences in...
Adherence to Annual Lung Cancer Screening Needs Improvement
News | Lung Cancer | October 03, 2018
October 3, 2018 —A study of adherence to annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening within the Veteran Health...
Xoft Electronic Brachytherapy System Effective Long-Term for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | October 02, 2018
October 2, 2018 — Breast cancer recurrence rates for patients treated with the Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy (...
CyberKnife System Provides Excellent Prostate Cancer Survival Rates in Five or Fewer Sessions
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | September 27, 2018
September 27, 2018 — Accuray Inc. announced that published data from two prospective, multi-center studies using...
Gender, Race Shape How Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening Are Addressed
News | Mammography | September 26, 2018
September 26, 2018 — Black women are more likely to be diagnosed at later stages of breast cancer partly due to...
Machine Learning IDs Markers to Help Predict Alzheimer's

Neurologists use structural and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify changes in brain tissue (both gray and white matter) that are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The MRI images are analyzed using morphometry and tractography techniques, which detect changes in the shape and dimensions of the brain and in the tissue microstructure, respectively. In this example, the images show the normal brain of an elderly patient. Image courtesy of Jiook Cha.

News | Neuro Imaging | September 20, 2018
September 20, 2018 — New research has shown a combination of two different modes of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),...
breast screening
News | Clinical Trials | September 13, 2018
Fewer and fewer women die from breast cancer in recent years but, surprisingly, the decline is just as large in the age...
PET Imaging Agent Predicts Brain Tau Pathology, Alzheimer's Diagnosis
News | PET Imaging | September 05, 2018
September 5, 2018 — Eli Lilly and Co. and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc. announced a Phase 3 study of positron emission...
Check-Cap Announces Interim Results of European Study of C-Scan System Version 3
News | Colonoscopy Systems | September 04, 2018
September 4, 2018 — Check-Cap Ltd. announced the interim results for its post-CE approval study of the C-Scan system...
Brain Iron Levels May Predict Multiple Sclerosis Disabilities
News | Neuro Imaging | August 31, 2018
August 31, 2018 — A new, highly accurate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique can monitor iron levels in the...
Study Finds Multiple Sclerosis Drug Slows Brain Shrinkage

An NIH-funded clinical trial suggested that the anti-inflammatory drug ibudilast may slow brain shrinkage caused by progressive MS. Image courtesy of Robert J. Fox, M.D., Cleveland Clinic.

News | Neuro Imaging | August 30, 2018
August 30, 2018 — Results from a clinical trial of more than 250 participants with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS)...
Rapid Cardiac MRI Technique May Cut Costs, Boost Care in Developing World
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018 — A newly developed rapid cardiac imaging protocol quickly and cheaply diagnosed heart ailments in...
Brain Study of 62,454 Scans Identifies Drives of Brain Aging
News | SPECT Imaging | August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018 — In the largest known brain imaging study, scientists from five institutions evaluated 62,454 brain...
Abnormal Protein Concentrations Found in Brains of Military Personnel With Suspected CTE

Researchers are using the tracer, which is injected into a patient, then seen with a PET scan, to see if it is possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy in living patients. In this image, warmer colors indicate a higher concentration of the tracer, which binds to abnormal proteins in the brain. Credit UCLA Health.

News | PET Imaging | August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018 — In a small study of military personnel who had suffered head trauma and had reported memory and mood...
Radiation Therapy Affects Event Recall for Children With Brain Tumors
News | Radiation Therapy | August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018 — Children with certain types of brain tumors who undergo radiation therapy are less likely to recall...
MRI Study Differentiates Brains of Doers from Procrastinators
News | Neuro Imaging | August 23, 2018
August 23, 2018 — Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have analysed why certain people tend to put tasks off rather...