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Ireland is using its first mobile x-ray unit to test homeless people throughout Dublin for tuberculosis.
Jun 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
Though not often the first line of defense, clinicians should consider endometrial cancer screening using either CT or MRI after a patient undergoes radiation therapy for cervical carcinoma, Portuguese researchers argue in the first-ever study published on the subject.
Jun 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena have developed a single-breath-hold photoacoustic CT (SBH-PACT) system that can image a patient’s breast in 15 seconds and requires no ionizing radiation or contrast agents, sharing their findings in a new study published by Nature Communications.
Jun 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
Wearable fitness trackers aren’t just for the gym anymore, the Guardian reported this month—according to a group of California researchers, the devices can track health information indicative of how cancer patients will react to chemotherapy.
Jun 18, 2018 | Care Delivery
Though it’s not yet approved for use in clinical trials, research out of the University of Cambridge has found that computed tomography of the joints could be a more accurate, less invasive alternative to x-ray for monitoring patients with arthritis.
Jun 18, 2018 | Care Delivery
New technology known as “time-harmonic elastography” allows physicians to assess the severity of liver disease without resorting to invasive biopsies, a team from Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany announced in a Radiology study this week.
A team of Hong Kong scientists led by Kwok Ka-wai, PhD, have developed the world’s first intraoperative MRI-guided robot for bilateral stereotactic neurosurgery, opening new doors for less invasive, safer and more accurate treatment of conditions like Parkinson’s disease.
Jun 18, 2018 | Care Delivery
Just more than a month after it was revealed that 450,000 women around the age of 70 were not sent invitations to participate in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) breast screening program, women in London are being forced to delay screening due to ongoing staffing problems.
Jun 15, 2018 | Care Delivery
Applying an alternative deep learning, assessment-based approach to radiology education could help trainees better retain information for use in future work, according to a study published in Radiography this month.
Jun 15, 2018 | Care Delivery
Individuals with high blood pressure are at an increased risk for developing dementia, according to an imaging study funded by the Italian government.
Jun 14, 2018 | Care Delivery
Research from the last 17 years shows that biparametric MRI (bpMRI) gives radiologists an accurate tool for detecting prostate cancer (PCa), according to a new meta-analysis published by the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Jun 14, 2018 | Care Delivery
An MRI study out of California has found excessive social media and addictive video games can have an effect on children’s brains similar to that of drug abuse or alcoholism.
Jun 14, 2018 | Care Delivery
The majority of Americans prefer to undergo cancer screenings to rule out disease, regardless of risk factors involved or potential harmful consequences down the road, University of Missouri-Columbia researchers have reported.
Jun 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
Emergency departments, particularly in rural areas, are strained by shortages of physicians and other providers, including nonemergency doctors and advanced practice providers, according to a new study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Jun 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
The radiology department at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, has joined the Radiology Partners Research Institute (RPRI), a research collaboration between Radiology Partners and various academic medical institutions.
Jun 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
Radiologists make similar breast density assessments using synthesized mammography (SM) and standard or full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to a new study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
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Jun 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
Arterial spin labeling MRI may offer a noninvasive alternative for quantifying cerebral blood flow without the use of contrast agents—a necessity for patients with illnesses like kidney disease, researchers wrote in a Radiology study this June.
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Jun 12, 2018 | Care Delivery
Smokers and diabetics might be at a heightened risk for developing hippocampal calcifications—abnormal buildups triggered by vascular disease—according to a Radiology study published this week.
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Jun 12, 2018 | Care Delivery
A noninvasive imaging technique combined with fractional flow reserve (FFR) showed the potential to detect functionally significant lesions in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study published June 11 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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Jun 12, 2018 | Care Delivery
Fewer Americans are receiving radiotherapy during their first course of cancer treatment than a decade ago, a trio of researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Radiology this month—and more are turning to systemic therapy as an alternative.
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Jun 12, 2018 | Care Delivery
Partial breast irradiation, though an attractive alternative to whole-breast radiotherapy, is prone to movement changes of around 4 millimeters during imaging, according to research out of the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. That finding suggests physicians might want to take extra steps to ensure image quality and avoid unnecessary radiation.
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