MRI guidance can transform prostate radiotherapy
December 26, 2017 -- An international collaboration headed up by the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London is investigating the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of MRI-guided adaptive radiotherapy for prostate cancer patients.  Discuss
3D DTI-MRI can suggest weak cervix, pregnancy issues
December 22, 2017 -- Three-dimensional diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) examinations of the cervix may have discovered at least one reason why some pregnant women miscarry or go into labor prematurely, according to a U.K. study published online on 11 December.  Discuss
Hybrid imaging: 1 + 1 really does equal 3
December 21, 2017 -- In September, the German Radiological Society and the German Nuclear Medicine Society took a major step toward interdisciplinary cooperation by establishing a working group on hybrid imaging. The group's two chairs, Dr. Lale Umutlu and Dr. Ken Herrmann, reveal their goals.  Discuss
False-positive mammogram triples risk of interval cancer
December 20, 2017 -- A prior false-positive finding on mammography triples the likelihood that a woman will have an interval breast cancer, according to a study from Norway published on 14 December in Radiology. The findings indicate that more frequent screening could be advisable for women with false-positive findings.  Discuss
CT can pinpoint cardiac metastases in malignant melanoma
December 19, 2017 -- CT tends to underestimate cardiac metastases in malignant melanoma patients, and to reduce morbidity and mortality in these cases, awareness is essential of different types of cardiac metastases and their characteristic appearance on CT, German researchers have found.  Discuss
PET/MRI outclasses MRI alone for pelvic cancer recurrence
December 18, 2017 -- PET/MRI can better detect and classify local lesions and distant metastases in women suspected of having recurrent pelvic cancer than MRI alone, according to a study presented at the recent RSNA 2017 annual meeting.  Discuss
Florbetapir shows promise in preclinical Alzheimer's study
December 18, 2017 -- A preclinical study from Belgium has shown promising results with the PET tracer florbetapir for targeting amyloid plaque and tau tangles in the brain and potentially evaluating the efficacy of certain Alzheimer's treatments. Findings were published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
U.K. to pull linear gadolinium MRI agents by February
December 15, 2017 -- Two widely used linear gadolinium MRI contrast agents will be pulled from the U.K. market by 1 February, while the use of other linear agents will be restricted to limited indications, according to an announcement by the U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.  Discuss
Menu unveils 2018 wish list for European Radiology
December 15, 2017 -- With Dr. Yves Menu at the helm of European Radiology, you can expect speedier decisions on article submissions. Since he teamed up with Dr. Maximilian Reiser, the outgoing editor in chief, to ease the handover of the role, the time between submission and first decision already has sunk to 25 days.  Discuss
Prone edges supine position in breast cancer detection
December 14, 2017 -- Patient positioning is critical to detect breast cancer successfully when using PET/MRI or MRI alone, and placing patients in the prone position greatly increases the chances of discovering lesions compared with when they are in the supine position.  Discuss
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