Euro-Asian team probes best therapy for liver cancer
October 12, 2016 -- Publication of the results from joint French-Singaporean research based on hepatocellular carcinoma therapy trials involving 800 patients promises to add fresh impetus to the debate over the optimal treatment for advanced nonresectable liver cancer. Dr. Valérie Vilgrain, PhD, is the principal investigator of the French study.
3 things every radiologist must know about analytics
October 12, 2016 -- Big data analytics has dominated the imaging market headlines in recent times. This emerging sector may appear tantalizing and visionary, but much of the hype is based on conceptual discussion, and there is a lack of substance and evidence about the application, writes industry expert Stephen Holloway.
EU-funded photoacoustic breast project sparks interest
October 11, 2016 -- Move over mammography: There's a new imaging device to detect breast cancer. Or there will be in about four years if everything goes according to plan with a large Dutch-led research consortium funded by the European Union (EU).
PET/CT network expands in Russia
October 10, 2016 -- A new PET/CT network in Russia promises to make the technology more accessible, but stern challenges remain in a country that up to seven years ago only had 10 PET/CT scanners across a few major cities, said PET-Technology board member Diana Kobesova.
Head CT algorithm a step toward faster stroke care
October 7, 2016 -- Using automated software to interpret head CT scans could someday slash the time emergency doctors need to start clot-busting treatments in cases of suspected ischemic stroke, according to Dutch researchers.
Success of urgent neck CTA rests on patient selection
October 6, 2016 -- The usefulness of neck CT angiography (CTA) in trauma cases is restricted by its cost, radiation dose, and contrast side effects, so careful clinical evaluation of potential candidates based on the internationally accepted criteria is essential, according to new research.
Abstinence before prostate MRI offers benefits in over 60s
October 5, 2016 -- Abstinence from ejaculation prior to a prostate MR examination significantly increases the volume of seminal vesicles (SVs), and thereby may well improve evaluation of SV invasion on multiparametric MRI, especially in older men, according to new research from Turkey and the U.S.
Pushing the field strength boundaries in MRI
October 4, 2016 -- Pushing the magnetic field boundaries of MRI is not a spectator sport but a steam engine for innovation, and the high-field enthusiasts are blessed with the speed gain, sensitivity advantage, and breadth of MR applications empowered by breaking new ground, according to a new guest column.
Rat study finds no brain abnormalities from GBCAs
October 4, 2016 -- An evaluation of two linear gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) showed no signs of abnormalities in the brains of rats despite the presence of gadolinium. What's more, researchers found that gadolinium levels had decreased markedly 20 weeks after GBCA injection, according to results published online September 27 in Radiology.
How do we measure molecular imaging's cost-effectiveness?
October 3, 2016 -- Assessing the cost-effectiveness of molecular imaging is more about economics than medicine, according to David W. Lee, PhD, of GE Healthcare. The real benefits for society depend on the cost of the technology and the value people place on their health, he said at last week's symposium in Brussels.
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