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$25K exam includes full-body MRI, cardio CT—but critics question its usefulness

Imagine if for $25,000, patients could receive comprehensive diagnostic and full body scans to screen for cancer or another anomaly and potentially find it in its earliest stage to treat it?

Hitachi receives FDA approval for Supria True64 CT System

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Hitachi 501(k) clearance to bring the Supria True64 Computed Tomography System to market. The Supria is a multi-slice computed tomography system designed to perform multi-slice CT scanning supported by 64-detector technology.

6 takeaways from KLAS report on customers’ use of PACS

The PACS market has changed over the past few years—but will continue expanding along with the healthcare imaging industry.

Patient-assisted mammography device approved by FDA

Patients will soon have the option to actively assist technologists with their mammography without compromising image quality and minimizing pain, using GE Healthcare’s Senographe Pristina Dueta with Self-Compression.

Squid ink imaging: An alternative to painful periodontal probes

Though not commonly known, there are several benefits to squid ink—high in iron, rich in antioxidants, delicious food flavoring—and a tool to assess gum health.

MITA looks to lawmakers for full repeal of medical device excise tax

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) urged lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to pass a permanent, full repeal of the medical device tax.

Active surveillance crucial to delaying surgery for low-risk papillary thyroid cancer

Active surveillance using ultrasonography could be a key to delaying surgical treatment for low-risk papillary thyroid cancer (PTC)—the most common type of thyroid cancer.

Left ventricular puncture proposed for whole-body PMCTA

A team of researchers has introduced a whole-body, post-mortem CT angiography (PMCTA) approach that could save time and money without requiring specialized equipment. By puncturing the left ventricle percutaneously and adding a contrast agent, researchers were able to identify threats for thromboembolism and aneurysm in a small sampling of cadavers.

PET outperforms SPECT, CCTA in diagnosing coronary artery disease

Researchers have directly compared the performance of three noninvasive imaging methods for diagnosing myocardial ischemia—and they identified positron emission tomography (PET) as the most accurate.

Trabeculation, myocardial function linked via cardiac MRI

Excess greater left ventricle (LV) trabeculation is associated with decreased average regional myocardial function, measured by myocardial strain. A team of researchers, examining MRIs of 1,123 individuals, found that average regional LV function was worse in those with greater LV trabeculation.