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 - LDCT Lung Cancer Screening

Researchers from Brown University touted the efficacy of tumor ablation in treating small-cell lung cancer, publishing their results in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

 - spectral mammography

Researchers and clinicians from Cooper University Hospital have been using spectral mammography on a daily basis since November 2012. A group of residents, fellows and faculty from Cooper published a review of techniques and practical applications of contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) in Academic Radiology.

 - NRU Reactor

Halloween might be a tad spookier for radiology departments this fall, as the supply of a commonly-used isotope may be restricted in the U.S. when a Canadian reactor ceases production on Oct. 31st. While organizations like the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee have been planning for this closing for years, it held a crucial meeting on the status of molybdenum-99 supply in late September.


Albert Einstein's assertion that his mathematical thinking was "part visual" might hold more weight, according to a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers uncovered further evidence of the brian's adapbility and resliency when they found that blind individuals may use parts of the brain reserved for vision to solve math problems.

 - Lung Cancer Biopsy

Utilizing two dose-reduction strategies during lung biopsies has a long-term effect on lowering patient dose, according to a University of California San Fransisco studyThe last decade in radiology has seen a shift away from high-power imaging to strategies attempting to curb patient dose such as the Image Gently campaign. CT biopsies in particular can result in high doses by virtue of repeated imaging during their three-step process, presenting a clear opportunity for dose-reduction.

 - gadolinium deposits brain

Maintaining a rigorous log of patient gadolinium dosage should be a priority for radiology departments and imaging centers, according to Hans-Klaus Goischke, Dr. med.

While complications from optical colonoscopy occur in less than 1 in 100 cases, the effects can be devastating: bleeding, infection, even death. In the rare case that a serious complication occurs, radiology administrators can ensure rapid diagnosis by prioritizing CT over abdominal radiography, according to a study published in JACR.

An innovative use of RNA sequences has allowed scientists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to track connections between individual neurons in the brain, according to a study published in Neuron. Invented by Professor Anthony Zador, MD, PhD, the technique is called Multiplexed Analysis of Projections by Sequencing (MAPseq). 

There’s a mountain of evidence showing that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease, but a new UCLA study suggests that it can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s as well.

Researchers have designed a method to visualize the formation of new synapses in mice using photon imaging, according to a study published in the August issue of Science. The technique could uncover information critical to developing new therapies for developmental disorders, according to co-author Hyung-Bae Kwon, PhD.