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Cardiovascular Imaging

Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, professor and vice chair for research at the Emory University School of Medicine’s department of radiology and imaging sciences, has been studying fatigue in radiology for a decade now. At RSNA 2016, Krupinski will present information on some of what she’s learned during the three-part “Perception in the Clinic” session on Friday, Dec. 2. 

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Molecule labeled with actinium-225 used to treat metastatic prostate cancer

A recent article by Science Bulletin shows an image of a prostate cancer patient with metastatic tumors and another image of the same patient three months later with those tumors gone.

Scientists turn to art, create breathtaking visualizations of brain scans

Neuroscientist Greg Dunn, PhD, and applied physicist Brian Edwards, PhD, have teamed up to create an artistic series of brain images using a technique called reflective microetching. The two describe the work as “the most fundamental self-portrait ever created."

Ultralow-dose CT shows potential to substitute for standard coronary calcium imaging

Compared side-by-side with standard cardiac CT for calcium scoring, ultralow-dose CT shows good sensitivity, specificity and overall accuracy despite its markedly lower radiation dose. In fact, it’s unlikely to miss coronary calcification in patients with at least moderate calcium load and could offer a sensible alternative for some patients sent for coronary CT angiography.

NIH awards Naren Vyavahare $1.47 million to advance research in abdominal aortic aneurysms

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Naren Vyavahare $1.47 million to advance research into abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).

FDA: Marketing for first whole slide imaging system for digital pathology approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the marketing of the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution (PIPS), the first whole slide imaging (WSI) system that allows for review and interpretation of digital surgical pathology slides prepared from biopsied tissue.

Building cancer awareness in African-American communities

Huffington Post contributor Cecelia Brewington, MD, recently shared an important message in regards to screening, during National Minority Health Month (April) and National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 9-15).

CT coronary angiography links gray hair, increased heart disease risk in men

Using CT coronary angiography, researchers concluded that gray hair has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease in men. The findings were presented at EuroPrevent 2017. 

Functional neuroimaging may indicate self-reported psychotic symptoms in adolescence

A group of researchers measured functional imaging responses to stop-signal, monetary incentive delay and face tasks to investigate the neural correlates of psychotic like experiences in youth.

Great Lakes Medical Imaging adds a mastodon to its patient database

Great Lakes Medical Imaging near Buffalo, New York, usually provides 3D images for human patients, but mastodon bones were recently put through its scanners to help a retired curator figure out what caused some of the creature's abnormal features.

Carotid ultrasound usefully predictive in post-stroke care

Rapid stenting of the carotid artery can significantly reduce the risk of secondary stroke, and a new Taiwanese study shows that carotid ultrasound imaging can help predict likely functional outcomes following such stenting in ischemic stroke patients with carotid artery stenosis.