UKRC: Is outsourcing a silent killer or a savior?
July 1, 2015 -- LIVERPOOL - Emotions ran high and opinions were polarized during the second day of the U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC), when a lively and heated discussion about the pros and cons of outsourcing took place.
Norway unveils new data on breast cancer screening
June 24, 2015 -- Norway's breast cancer screening initiative has reduced mortality by 20% to 30% for women ages 50 to 69, followed to age 79, when compared with no screening, indicated figures released by the Research Council of Norway.
Postmortem MRI measures up for fetal autopsy
June 18, 2015 -- Compelling new evidence of postmortem MRI's value has emerged. It can provide clinically important information in more than half of cases in which a conventional autopsy is nondiagnostic, typically in fetuses, according to a recent U.K. study.
Low-res monitors not so low after all in breast scans
June 12, 2015 -- Experience is not a factor when it comes to interpreting mammograms on lower resolution, cheaper viewing devices. And LCD monitors with image manipulation software are suitable for viewing mammograms for training purposes, found a U.K. study that included findings on iPhone use.
SNMMI: FDG-PET/CT predicts ovarian cancer survival
June 11, 2015 -- BALTIMORE - FDG-PET/CT scans can help predict disease progression and overall survival of ovarian cancer patients for as long as several years after treatment, according to a German presentation made on 9 June at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.
Technique comes under scrutiny in breast cancer therapy
June 5, 2015 -- Dose delivery in radiotherapy must be verified for quality assurance to high accuracy, preferably by independent systems. This also applies to other applications of small x-ray sources, such as intraoperative radiotherapy, according to Swedish and Dutch researchers.
NEJM: Breast cancer screening reduces mortality by 40%
June 4, 2015 -- Another salvo in the screening mammography wars has been released in the form of a literature review in the New England Journal of Medicine suggesting that breast cancer screening reduces mortality by 40%. Both sides of the breast screening debate may be able to gain ammunition from the report's findings, however.
Study finds higher breast recall rates in U.S. vs. Denmark
May 27, 2015 -- New evidence has shown that women screened for breast cancer in the U.S. were recalled for workup much more frequently than women screened in Denmark, and cancer detection rates also varied significantly, according to a study published by the International Journal of Cancer.
New breast tomo CAD shows high sensitivity
May 26, 2015 -- A new computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm for digital breast tomosynthesis studies delivers high sensitivity and an acceptably low false-positive rate, according to Italian researchers. In a retrospective study of nearly 200 women who underwent DBT for breast cancer screening, CAD demonstrated sensitivity of 89% with a false-positive rate of 2.7 per breast.
Dr. Adrian Dixon, breast experts & joggers excel at DRK
May 20, 2015 -- HAMBURG - "Sherlock Homes is nothing compared to a radiologist," Dr. Adrian Dixon pointed out in an interview with the congress newspaper at last week's German Radiology Congress (DRK) in Hamburg. Dixon received honorary membership of the German Radiological Society at the meeting.