Patient navigation programs are being integrated into more healthcare systems to reduce care disparities, according to an article published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Apr 23, 2018 | Cardiovascular
MRI of brain connectivity performed in an early phase after cardiac arrest showed the potential to identify if a patient may recover cognitive functional ability after one year.
Apr 23, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Researchers from Dundee University in Scotland have developed a new ultrasound method that may improve diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer, according to an April23 article by BBC News.
Apr 20, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A team of researchers out of China found the CT-based radiomic signature of primary tumors can be used to quantitatively and noninvasively predict the spread of a common form of lung cancer to lymph nodes.
Apr 20, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
A group of Dutch researchers found a general practitioner’s MRI referral for patients with traumatic knee symptoms led to increased healthcare costs without any improvement in outcomes, according to a study published in Radiology.
Apr 19, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
A trio of researchers from Boston analyzed diagnostic imaging trends among insured Massachusetts residents from 2009 to 2013.
Apr 19, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Neurological and psychiatric disorders may be diagnosed through functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI) by detecting differences in neural networks, according to a release from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Apr 11, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Frederik Barkhof, MD, PhD, a professor of neuroradiology at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, has won the 2018 John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Research for his work using MRI to improve diagnosis and understanding of the disease.
Apr 06, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
A team of international researchers published a study in Radiology that found surface regularity taken from high-resolution contrast-enhanced pretreatment volumetric T1-weighted MRIs to be an accurate predictor of survival in patients with specific malignant brain or spine tumors.
Apr 04, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) released an update to its clinical guideline for the use of palliative-intent radiation therapy for patients with incurable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Apr 04, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Researchers in the U.K. are preparing to study whether an MRI can be used to diagnose prostate cancer in men earlier and more accurately than prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, which could potentially replace prostate biopsies, according to a release from the Medical Research Council in the U.K.
Mar 30, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
By 2030, some 3.5 million Americans are expected to be living with total knee replacements. The price of performing total-knee arthroplasty (TKA) revision surgery continues to rise, costing 60 percent more than the initial replacement. Researchers set out to identify a more cost-effective method.
Mar 26, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
New research has found that brains of preschoolers who show symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have smaller brains and differences in neural connectivity compared to their peers.
Mar 23, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Gordon Memorial Hospital in Sheridan County, Nebraska, recently added a digital x-ray machine, and two years ago bought a CT scanner. Since then, diagnosis and overall care has been steadily improving, the Scottsbluff StarHerald reports.
Mar 21, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Researchers have linked specific gene mutations and brain function in Huntington’s disease (HD) patients by comparing trinucleotide (CAG) repeats with whole-brain connectivity via functional MRI (fMRI). Examining disease carriers and health controls, the researchers found CAG repeat length inversely correlates with an individual’s age at onset.
Mar 20, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
An immediate MRI scan given to all men suspected of having prostate cancer may reduce the number of excessive biopsies by 28 percent, according to a March 19 article from The Telegraph.
Mar 19, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
A new portable brain imaging system developed at the University of Calgary in Canada uses infrared light sensors and computational assistance to determine the extent of damage and long-term consequences of concussions, according to a recent university news release.
Mar 19, 2018 | Women's Imaging
A Pennsylvania woman was shocked when quoted $351 for a breast MRI from the Crozer-Keystone Health System, before being billed $4,650 for the exam.  
Mar 06, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Three London hospitals are planning to condense the time necessary to be screened for prostate cancer from six weeks to a matter of days under the supervision of the National Health Service England.
Mar 02, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Recent research published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology suggests new strategies in thyroid fine needle aspiration to avoid biopsies may be safer and more cost- effective in older patients.
Feb 26, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
A study in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology found that minority, socioeconomically disadvantaged and high-risk populations may be more prone to developing late-stage and aggressive lung cancers than more privileged communities.