Interactive use of mammo CAD may improve mass detection
December 22, 2008 -- Interactively employing computer-aided detection (CAD) technology while reading mammograms may lead to increased detection of breast masses, according to research from Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands. Read More
FDG-PET/CT recommended for staging Hodgkin's disease
December 19, 2008 -- A British study confirms the high sensitivity and specificity of PET/CT in identifying focal bony disease in patients with Hodgkin's disease, according to research presented at the recent 2008 RSNA meeting. The results further suggest that the imaging modality can play an important role in initial staging of the disease. Read More
Same-day VC prep works, but some preps are better than others
December 16, 2008 -- Fecal tagging and reduced bowel preparation with iodinated oral contrast agents feasibly can be performed on the same day as a virtual colonoscopy exam, according to a new study from Italy presented at this month's RSNA meeting. Read More
Smartphone vs. PACS: Smartphone does just fine for skeletal trauma
December 4, 2008 -- CHICAGO - A new study from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London pitted a new-generation smartphone against a PACS diagnostic workstation for diagnostic quality display of skeletal trauma radiographs, and the smartphone held its own. Read More
CAD may boost lymph node detection
December 4, 2008 -- CHICAGO - An investigational computer-aided detection (CAD) system may allow for improved detection of lymph nodes, according to research from the University of Munich in Germany. Read More
MIP boosts detection of small pulmonary nodules
December 3, 2008 -- CHICAGO - Performing maximum intensity projection (MIP) reformatting of MDCT studies adds significant utility for finding pulmonary nodules less than 10 mm in size, according to research from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany. Read More
Primovist plus MRI equals cost savings for diagnosing colorectal liver cancer
December 3, 2008 -- CHICAGO - In tight economic times, more researchers are seeking to compare the costs of multiple techniques used to treat particular diseases. German researchers performed an economic evaluation of three initial diagnostic imaging strategies for colorectal liver cancer patients, with Primovist-enhanced MRI coming out on top. Read More
Ultrasound guides treatment for long-term relief of plantar fasciitis
December 2, 2008 -- CHICAGO - An ultrasound-guided technique appears to provide long-term, near sequelae-free relief to patients suffering from chronic, debilitating plantar fasciitis, researchers reported at the 2008 RSNA annual meeting in Chicago. Read More
MRI helps predict breast cancer invasiveness at surgery
December 1, 2008 -- CHICAGO - The use of breast MRI has increased by double-digits this year, a boost some industry watchers attribute to increased awareness of how the technology helps clinicians detect and treat breast cancer earlier in high-risk women. Read More
Lung CAD holds up well in low-dose MDCT studies
November 25, 2008 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) technology offers comparable performance in low-dose and standard-dose MDCT chest studies, according to research published in the British Journal of Radiology. The research team from Germany retrospectively evaluated chest CT examinations of 77 patients for pulmonary nodules. Read More
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