How to optimize MRI use in cases of appendicitis in pregnancy
October 18, 2021 -- Researchers have proposed a three-step approach to the diagnosis of appendicitis in pregnant women based on accurate appendix localization and assessment of primary and secondary signs of appendicitis using MRI, as well as keeping in mind alternative pathologies for exclusion. Read More
German group uses PET tracer to pinpoint breast cancer
October 18, 2021 -- Investigators from Muenster, Germany, have found an experimental radiotracer based on gallium-68 can help diagnose primary and metastatic tumors on PET/MRI scans in women with advanced breast cancer -- even those smaller than 1 cm. Read More
Volpara reaches milestone on breast imaging papers
October 18, 2021 -- New Zealand-based Volpara Health said the 200th peer-reviewed paper has been published about the use of its artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Read More
Dutch team uses AI to enhance value of MRI in dense breasts
October 7, 2021 -- Researchers from Utrecht in the Netherlands have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that dismissed nearly 40% of breast MRI scans without lesions while not missing any cancers in women with dense breasts. It offers hope as a triage tool, they say. Read More
Europe revises MRI guidelines to improve vulvar cancer staging
October 4, 2021 -- The European Society of Urogenital Radiology has issued new MRI guidelines in a bid to reduce ambiguity and improve radiology's role in the staging and management of patients with vulvar cancer. Read More
Dutch team assesses value of breast MRI in 4-year screening intervals
October 1, 2021 -- A research group from the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam has reported that MRI screening every four years is about 12% more cost-effective than mammography every two years for women with dense breasts. Read More
Spotlight falls on abdominal ultrasound delays
September 29, 2021 -- A seven-month delay in completing a referral for an abdominal ultrasound scan was "unacceptable" in a case involving a woman later found to have neuroendocrine cancer, according to a report by the New Zealand Health and Disability Commissioner. Read More
Do inadvertent breast scans pose risk for pregnant women?
September 29, 2021 -- Portuguese researchers have found that digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis inadvertently performed during pregnancy do not pose a significant radiation risk for pregnant women or their fetuses. Read More
Novel x-ray method promises dramatic cut in radiation dose
September 23, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography with monochromatic x-rays provides a simpler and more effective imaging technique at substantially lower radiation dose, two global researchers wrote in the European Journal of Radiology on 18 September. Read More
Should breast radiologists undergo self-assessment test?
September 13, 2021 -- A national breast cancer screening self-evaluation test implemented in Italy is showing signs of success, and the developers are convinced readers should undergo such a test. However, some experts warn the Italian initiative needs to be improved. Read More