Diagnostic Imaging

Artificial Intelligence Method Improves Mammography Readings

Artificial Intelligence Method Improves Mammography Readings

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Natural language processing (NLP) software correlated key characteristics expressed verbally in mammography reports with pathologic findings, providing an accurate indication for biopsy referral.

PET Imaging Promising for Metastatic Prostate Cancer

PET Imaging Promising for Metastatic Prostate Cancer

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Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging may offer a superior method of imaging for metastatic prostate cancer.

Computed Tomography (CT) Scans and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Computed Tomography (CT) Scans and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines computed tomography (CT), explains its use in cancer detection, and answers questions regarding radiation exposure from CT use.

American College of Radiology (ACR) Releases Updated Appropriateness Criteria, Including 3 New Criteria

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American College of Radiology updated its Appropriateness Criteria for 19 topics, including 3 new criteria. These guidelines assist clinicians in the most efficacious use of radiology.

Risks in LDCT Lung Cancer Screenings Need to be Assessed Before Expanding Eligibility to Persons With Lower Smoking Histories

Risks in LDCT Lung Cancer Screenings Need to be Assessed Before Expanding Eligibility to Persons With Lower Smoking Histories

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The potential risks and harms of LDCT lung cancer screening in current 20- to 29-pack-year smokers needs to be assessed before recommending LDCT for this group.

Molecular Imaging Study Reveals Improved Detection of Early Stage Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Molecular Imaging Study Reveals Improved Detection of Early Stage Recurrent Prostate Cancer

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In the study, management was changed in 44% more cases by Use of the imaging agent Ga-68 PSMA with PET/CT resulted in a change in management of prostate cancer in 44% more cases than with another widely used agent.

Imaging technique allows pediatric brain tumors to be classified noninvasively at diagnosis

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Researchers have discovered that determining a tumor's medulloblastoma subgroup can be achieved noninvasively, using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS).

New contrast agent spotlights tiny tumors and micrometastases

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Researchers have developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent with the capability to pinpoint much smaller aggressive breast cancer tumors and micrometastases.

Targeted molecular contrast agent may improve visualization of lung tumor margins

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New molecular tools are emerging to identify lung adenocarcinomas during pulmonary resection. The results of a proof-of-concept study suggest that fluorescent imaging of lung cancer during surgery using targeted molecular agents may soon be a reality.

New imaging contrast agents illuminates thyroid and parathyroid glands during surgery

New imaging contrast agents illuminates thyroid and parathyroid glands during surgery

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The newly developed NIR contrast agents can aid surgeons is distinguishing the thyroid and parathyroid glands from each other and from the surrounding tissue.

Patients expect more information regarding radiation-related tests

Patients expect more information regarding radiation-related tests

A gap exists between patient expectations and current practices for provision of information about radiation use.

Nurse pracitioners (NPs) employ more diagnostic imaging than physicians

Nurse pracitioners (NPs) employ more diagnostic imaging than physicians

Across all patient groups and imaging services, more imaging is used by advanced practice clinicians (APCs) than primary care doctors.

Radiologist performance improved on own recalled mammogram screens

Radiologist performance improved on own recalled mammogram screens

The researchers found that the sensitivity, false-positive rate, and cancer detection rate of screening mammography increased with increasing numbers of radiologist work-ups for their own recalled mammograms.

New type of whole body scan could improve treatment of bone marrow cancer

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A new type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, known as diffusion-weighted MRI, could improve care for myeloma and reduce reliance on bone marrow biopsies.

Lightwaves improve brain tumor surgery

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First-of-its-kind research shows promise for developing a method to clearly identify cancerous tissue during surgery. These findings may potentially improve outcomes for those undergoing surgery to remove glioblastoma multiforme.

Staging is overused in younger, early-stage breast cancer patients

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More than one-third of younger, early-stage breast cancer patients undergo unnecessary imaging procedures at the time of staging and diagnosis, according to research presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

New strategy could eliminate most unnecessary thyroid biopsies

New strategy could eliminate most unnecessary thyroid biopsies

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Researchers are recommending a more selective approach to biopsy of thyroid nodules after finding that only three nodule characteristics found on thyroid ultrasound imaging were associated with the risk for thyroid cancer.

CA125 shows promise as ovarian screening tool

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Carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125) testing, already used to predict ovarian cancer recurrence, has now shown strong results as a screening technique for early-stage disease when combined with transvaginal ultrasound.

Overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer linked to new imaging methods

Overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer linked to new imaging methods

There has been increasing incidence of small and indolent thyroid cancer but mortality rate has been stable since 1979.

PET/CT better than bone marrow biopsy for lymphoma diagnosis

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Assessing bone marrow involvement in persons with a new diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is better accomplished with 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT).

Swedish study demonstrates sharing data reduces unnecessary prostate cancer scans

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The rate of inappropriate cancer scans for low-risk prostate cancer patients in Sweden plummeted in the decade following a joint campaign to curtail such tests. The campaign was run by the Swedish County Councils and the National Prostate Cancer Register (NPCR) of Sweden

Recall rates higher for hospital mammography

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The rate at which women get called back for additional imaging after screening mammography may be higher at hospitals than at community office practices.

Tumor consumption of sugar on MRI could be a breakthrough in diagnostic imaging

Tumor consumption of sugar on MRI could be a breakthrough in diagnostic imaging

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A new technique for detecting cancer by imaging tumor consumption of sugar with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been unveiled.

Use of MUGA scans before initiating treatment

Use of MUGA scans before initiating treatment

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Oncology nursing literature states that a MUGA scan must be obtained prior to initiating cardiotoxic chemotherapies. When should the scan be obtained?

Radiologists' show consistent CT colonography performance

Radiologists' show consistent CT colonography performance

Screening performance on adenoma and advanced neoplasia detection is consistent among radiologists using metrics that included advanced neoplasia detection rate and per-polyp endoscopic confirmation rate.

Amino acid PET imaging improves care for children with glioma

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The amino acid imaging agent O-(2-[18F]-fluroethyl)-L-tyrosine (F-18 FET) has diagnostic benefit for imaging pediatric gliomas when conventional MRI is ineffective.

Recurrent prostate cancer can be effectively imaged with PET and MR

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Simultaneously combining positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance (MR) has a higher capacity to map recurrent prostate cancer than the already high standard of integrated PET and computed tomography (CT), according to research.

Digital chest tomography may be first stop in lung cancer screening

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Digital chest tomosynthesis holds promise as a first-line tool for lung cancer screening, according to the baseline results of a single-arm, observational study.

MRI BE higher in premenopausal breast cancer exams

MRI BE higher in premenopausal breast cancer exams

No association between background enhancement on MRIs and breast density found, but rather an association with higher BE and premenopausal women.

Breast cancer detection rates vary by type of digital mammography

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Digital direct radiography is significantly more effective than computed radiography at detecting breast cancer, according to a new study.

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