Virtual colonoscopy preferred for surveillance follow-up July 10, 2009 -- Patients referred for polyp surveillance after virtual colonoscopy are more likely to opt for another VC exam at follow-up, Italian researchers report. But patients want their follow-up scans sooner rather than later.
MRA recommended over CTA for following Kawasaki disease July 6, 2009 -- Italian researchers recommend coronary MR angiography (MRA) as the modality of choice in the follow-up of patients with Kawasaki disease to reduce the potential cumulative effect of radiation exposure from repeat CT angiography (CTA) exams.
CDs may come up short in long-term storage reliability July 2, 2009 -- Legacy PACS users who still have CD media in their archives may find their disks are not as reliable as their vendors would have them believe, according to research from the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands.
CARS report: Liver segmentation tool allows manual fixes July 1, 2009 -- BERLIN - German researchers believe they have found a better way to preserve the best aspects of automated and manual segmentation in CT liver images, according to a presentation at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) meeting.
CARS report: New CAD tool follows lung nodules over time June 30, 2009 -- BERLIN - It's easy to complain about the insanity of tracking lung nodule changes in multiple CT scans over time, but at least one group is doing something about it, according to a presentation at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) meeting.
UFE provides long-term relief of fibroid symptoms June 30, 2009 -- Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) provides long-term relief for a variety of fibroid symptoms, according to a study by Austrian researchers to be published in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
CARS report: Personalized medicine will dominate future care June 26, 2009 -- BERLIN - Medicine is undergoing a historic transition, moving away from a cookie-cutter model of care and toward individualized treatment strategies based on patient-specific models of disease and treatment. Imaging, biology, and mathematics are at the center of this new paradigm, according to Dr. Michael Vannier, who spoke at the opening of the 2009 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) meeting.
Adding RFA to chemo better treats colorectal liver metastases June 22, 2009 -- Patients with unresectable colorectal liver metastases who receive radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with chemotherapy treatment have longer progression-free survival than patients treated with chemotherapy alone, according to a new study by Dutch researchers.