Survey: Patients unfazed by false positives on CTC exams October 2, 2014 -- In a new survey, patients said they believe the benefits of having a malignancy detected on colon screening exams more than outweigh the drawbacks of a false positive, even if it would lead to unnecessary imaging or invasive follow-up, according to a group of leading experts from the U.K.
Fujifilm CPD accredited for Synapse 3D training September 24, 2014 -- Fujifilm Medical Systems has received continuing professional development (CPD) accreditation from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists for training on its Synapse 3D software.
U.K. releases new advice on CT colonography September 23, 2014 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology have issued recommendations on the use of CT colonography. The 23-page document can be downloaded for free from the RCR's website and includes details about how to plan and deliver a service.
Hricak: Imaging, radiation oncology increasingly work as one September 19, 2014 -- Imaging is central to the unprecedented wave of medical specialties converging on cancer care. But it will take more than what today's radiologists are trained for to better understand cancer's mysteries, according to global cancer imaging pioneer Dr. Hedvig Hricak, PhD.
CAD with single reader works for breast screening, Spanish say September 2, 2014 -- An institution in Spain has adopted single reading with computer-aided detection (CAD) software to screen for breast cancer in light of recent study results indicating that it works just as well as double reading with arbitration. The only caveat is the readers must be experienced radiologists.
Acusphere pulls European bid for Imagify contrast August 28, 2014 -- Ultrasound contrast developer Acusphere has voluntarily withdrawn a regulatory application in Europe for its Imagify ultrasound contrast agent for the detection of coronary artery disease.