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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.
High-pitch cardiothoracic CTA skips breath-holds and high doses
July 7, 2009 -- A new way to use CT angiography (CTA) to scan fast-moving targets -- such as fidgety children and grown-ups with rapid heartbeats -- is becoming routine at a hospital in France.
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: Novel conebeam CT cuts breast dose, improves accuracy
June 29, 2009 -- BERLIN - Dual-resolution conebeam CT accentuates the positives of conebeam breast imaging and eliminates (some of) the negatives, said a team from Texas in a presentation at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery meeting.
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.
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