Dutch use molecular scan to find new salivary glands
October 30, 2020 -- A group from the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam has used PET/CT with a radiopharmaceutical based on a prostate-specific membrane antigen to discover a pair of salivary glands. Sparing these glands during radiation therapy may prevent treatment side effects and improve quality of life for head and neck cancer patients.  Discuss
COVID-19 detection training tool gains momentum
October 29, 2020 -- A free app designed to train medical imaging professionals in COVID-19 case recognition is making progress. While other apps exist, users of the BerlinCaseViewer app have access to all the CT slices they would have on their workstations in normal clinical practice, the developers say.  Discuss
ENIGMA group aims to shine a light on brain trauma
October 28, 2020 -- The recently established Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis (ENIGMA) working group seeks to boost large-scale cross-border collaboration and data sharing of research studies on adult moderate/severe traumatic brain injury.  Discuss
PET/CT rules supreme in cases of neuroendocrine tumors
October 27, 2020 -- PET/CT has no rivals when it comes to the detection and surveillance of cardiac metastases in well-differentiated gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors as well as guiding clinical management, according to research presented at the annual congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Oxford team warns of industry influence on AI regulation
October 27, 2020 -- A research group from the University of Oxford in the U.K. has highlighted the involvement of industry in comments on a proposed draft regulation of AI algorithms in the U.S. In an article posted online by BMJ Open, the authors have voiced concern about possible bias.  Discuss
Dynamic PET edges closer to clinical prime time
October 27, 2020 -- Dynamic whole-body PET is evolving fast and showing considerable clinical promise, a leading French molecular imaging expert told the opening plenary session at the annual congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine. The technique is benefiting from artificial intelligence-based assistance to simplify the challenging and time-consuming tasks associated with the acquisition and analysis of data.  Discuss
What effect does fatigue have on reading breast scans?
October 26, 2020 -- U.K. researchers have found that increased blinking -- often a key indicator of visual fatigue -- occurs after examining 20 digital breast tomosynthesis cases. Taking a break after 20 reports may help to eliminate mistakes, they suggest.  Discuss
Italian team reports new data on COVID-19 tests
October 26, 2020 -- A group of emergency physicians from Turin, Italy, have used the point-of-care lung ultrasound scan findings and clinical symptoms of more than 200 patients to highlight patients with false-negative COVID-19 test results.  Discuss
French study supports spectral CT for COVID-19 assessment
October 23, 2020 -- A team from France has found spectral CT can improve detection of early-stage COVID-19 disease and lead to better visualization of pulmonary lesions compared with conventional CT. They published their results on 21 October in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Handheld ultrasound proves value in pandemic
October 22, 2020 -- Demand for handheld ultrasound has increased massively in 2020, and the technology has become a front-line diagnostic tool for patients with suspected COVID-19. Our special feature article looks at what's driving the growth of the sector and investigates whether handheld systems will bring imaging into the home.  Discuss
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