Dutch refine use of PET to predict cancer therapy outcome
December 20, 2019 -- Researchers from the Netherlands are edging closer to proving the value of zirconium-89 immuno-PET as a noninvasive approach to predicting the effectiveness of therapy for cancerous tumors. Their findings have appeared in the December edition of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Hitachi approves plan to sell medical division to Fujifilm
December 19, 2019 -- The directors of Japanese firm Hitachi have supported the sale of its Hitachi Medical division to Fujifilm. The acquisition means two second-tier medical imaging vendors will join forces to create a global business that can compete with the largest multimodality companies.  Discuss
BMJ: Dutch MRI sex study retains appeal 20 years on
December 19, 2019 -- In a special Christmas edition, a former BMJ editor has reflected on the 20th anniversary of one of the journal's most popular articles: MRI of male and female genitals during coitus and female sexual arousal.  Discuss
Deep learning boosts prediction of breast cancer risk
December 18, 2019 -- Swedish researchers are convinced an artificial intelligence algorithm that analyzes negative screening mammography exams can produce more accurate forecasts of a woman's future risk of breast cancer than models based on breast density measurements. They published their results online on 17 December in Radiology.  Discuss
Survey identifies false sense of security over MRI safety
December 17, 2019 -- A false sense of security exists when it comes to MRI safety, and many staff members are unaware of reported incidents within their own department, a large Swedish survey has found. The results were posted online on 13 December by European Radiology.  Discuss
Classification changes transform cervical cancer staging
December 17, 2019 -- For the first time in almost a decade, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics has revised the classification system for cervical cancer staging, and it's crucial to be aware of the key amendments, according to expert analysis from the U.K.  Discuss
AI-assisted FDG-PET/CT advances lung nodule detection
December 16, 2019 -- Swiss investigators have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that could become a valuable tool for detecting small, FDG-avid pulmonary nodules on oncologic PET/CT scans, according to a study published online on 10 December in European Radiology.  Discuss
Novel therapy brings hope in neuroendocrine tumors
December 16, 2019 -- Award-winning researchers from a top London facility have demonstrated how lutetium-177 peptide receptor radionuclide therapy is showing significant promise in the treatment of patients with inoperable or metastasized neuroendocrine tumors.  Discuss
PET/MRI wins support in breast lesion comparisons
December 16, 2019 -- Researchers from the University of Düsseldorf in Germany have found that the combination of PET with MRI was statistically superior to MRI alone for normal detection and staging of breast cancer, as well as in the detection of distant metastases (M staging). They revealed their findings at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
German team shows value of FDG-PET/MRI in breast cancer
December 13, 2019 -- A new study from Düsseldorf, Germany, has found that FDG-PET/MRI shows promise for accurate staging of breast cancer, but the modality still isn't as accurate as sentinel lymph node biopsy. The researchers presented their results at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
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