The rocky road to implementing CT lung cancer screening
May 18, 2023 -- What are the major hurdles facing the organizers of large-scale CT lung cancer screening programs? And what are the future market trends in this area? Analyst Matthew Watson provides some answers in a new column. Read More
O-RADS MRI assists in evaluation of adnexal mass malignancy risk
May 17, 2023 -- O-RADS MRI scoring is an effective way to assess malignancy risk in adnexal masses referred after inconclusive ultrasound results, but improvements are needed for the metric, according to a group of authors led by Prof. Isabelle Thomassin-Nagara from Paris. Read More
Debatin puts renewed emphasis on quality in radiology AI
May 16, 2023 -- One of Europe's best-known and most influential radiologists, Prof. Jörg Debatin, is convinced that artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can only work if certain quality criteria are met in the datasets to be diagnosed. The issue of quality and description of data will play a key role in the future, he says. Read More
Deep learning plus micro-CT effective for tracking lung disease
May 16, 2023 -- Combining deep learning with micro-CT is showing promise for not only tracking the progression of lung disease but also evaluating the effectiveness of treatment, Italian researchers have reported. Read More
Could learning curve lead to false-positive findings on DBT?
May 15, 2023 -- A Swedish study of nearly 15,000 women has found that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) had a 1.6% false-positive recall rate -- higher than digital mammography, but lower than previous DBT trials. The new findings have been published in European Radiology. Read More
Novel PET radiotracer shows promise in cancer imaging
May 15, 2023 -- Researchers have developed a PET radiotracer that binds to two established diagnostic targets in patients with cancer. They suggest this "dual-receptor-targeting" capability may have advantages over current approaches. Read More
How should radiologists handle incidental lung findings?
May 11, 2023 -- Most significant incidental findings discovered on low-dose CT lung cancer screening exams should be reported for further evaluation, suggest study findings published on 8 May in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More
Mammo-guided biopsies prove effective for thin breast tissue
May 10, 2023 -- Mammography-guided, vacuum-assisted breast biopsy can help improve outcome in women with compressed, thin breasts. That's the key finding of new research published on 5 May. Read More
Swiss team recommends PET scans for memory clinic patients
May 9, 2023 -- A European research group is calling for the use of amyloid PET scans for Alzheimer's disease early in the diagnostic workup of memory clinic patients, according to a study published on 8 May in JAMA Neurology. Read More
JAMA: Transgender women can still get prostate cancer
May 9, 2023 -- Prostate cancer is possible in transgender women, even after they have undergone gender-affirming surgery, authors have written in a letter to the editor published in JAMA. Read More