Clinical Trials

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

First FDA-Approved Study of Focused Ultrasound to Open Blood-Brain Barrier
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | August 21, 2018
August 21, 2018 — In the first such clinical trial in the United States, physician-scientists with the University of...
Doctor-Patient Discussions Neglect Potential Harms of Lung Cancer Screening
News | Lung Cancer | August 15, 2018
August 15, 2018 — Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of lung cancer...
Cardiac Imaging Reveals Roots of Preeclampsia Damage in Pregnant Women
News | Women's Health | August 07, 2018
August 7, 2018 — Johns Hopkins researchers say a heart imaging study of scores of pregnant women with the most severe...
Cardiac Monitoring a Higher Priority for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients
News | Cardio-oncology | August 07, 2018
August 7, 2018 — While heart failure is an uncommon complication of breast cancer treatment, the risk is higher in...
computed tomography brain scan

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News | Clinical Trials | July 19, 2018
The use of computed tomography (CT) scans has increased dramatically over the last two decades. CT scans greatly...
CT Decision Instrument Reliably Guides Pediatric Blunt Trauma imaging Decisions

This is a four-site prospective observational cohort. Image courtesy of Kirsty Challen, B.Sc., MBCHB, MRES, Ph.D., Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, United Kingdom.

News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2018
July 18, 2018 — A new study finds The Pediatric NEXUS Head Computed Tomography (CT) Decision Instrument (DI) reliably...
Study Points to Need for Performance Standards for EHR Usability and Safety
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | July 18, 2018
July 18, 2018 —A novel new study provides compelling evidence that the design, development and implementation of...
Artificial Intelligence Provides Faster, Clearer MRI Scans

A new artificial-intelligence-based approach to image reconstruction, called AUTOMAP, yields higher quality images from less data, reducing radiation doses for CT and PET and shortening scan times for MRI. Shown here are MR images reconstructed from the same data with conventional approaches, at left, and AUTOMAP, at right. Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital

News | Artificial Intelligence | July 17, 2018
July 17, 2018 — A research team with funding from the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (...
Study Shows Biomarker Panel Boosts Lung Cancer Risk Assessment for Smokers
News | Lung Cancer | July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018 — A four-protein biomarker blood test improves lung cancer risk assessment over existing guidelines that...
Breast Cancer Follow-up Imaging Varies Widely
News | Breast Imaging | July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018 — Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country,...
Lack of Insurance Coverage Delaying Proton Therapy Clinical Trials
News | Proton Therapy | July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018 — Randomized clinical trials are the gold standard of cancer research and can shed light on whether...
Breast Cancer Studies Ignore Race, Socioeconomic Factors
News | Women's Health | July 11, 2018
July 11, 2018 — A new commentary appearing in the July issue of Cancer Causes & Control points to evidence that...
High-Strength MRI May Release Mercury from Amalgam Dental Fillings
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | July 05, 2018
July 5, 2018 — Exposure to ultra-high-strength magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may release toxic mercury from amalgam...
Cardiac Hybrid Imaging an Effective Tool for Predicting Heart Attacks
News | Cardiac Imaging | July 03, 2018
July 3, 2018 — Cardiac hybrid imaging with computed tomography (CT) and nuclear stress testing is an excellent long-...
Researcher Investigates Eliminating Radiation for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | July 02, 2018
July 2, 2018 — Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have launched a clinical trial that eliminates...
Norwegian Study Confirms Higher Cancer Rate in Women with Dense Breast Tissue
News | Breast Density | July 02, 2018
July 2, 2018 — A large Norwegian study using automated breast density measurements found that women with...
EchoMD AutoEF Software Improves Variability in Ejection Fraction Estimation
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 27, 2018
June 27, 2018 – A recent study conducted with the Minneapolis Heart Institute found that Bay Labs’ EchoMD AutoEF deep...
Smoking and Diabetes Linked to Brain Calcifications
News | Neuro Imaging | June 26, 2018
June 26, 2018 — People who smoke or have diabetes may be at increased risk of calcifications in a region of the brain...
Post-Mortem CT Angiography Illuminates Causes of Death
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | June 25, 2018
June 25, 2018 — Computed tomography (CT) angiography is a useful adjunct to autopsy that is likely to increase the...
Children with Kidney Disease Show Blood Flow Changes in Brain
News | Neuro Imaging | June 25, 2018
June 25, 2018 — Blood flow changes in the brains of children, adolescents and young adults with chronic kidney disease...