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According to a new study published in Academic Radiology, in ultra-high-resolution computed tomography (U-HRCT) scans, a large matrix size maintains the spatial resolution and improves the image quality and assessment of lung diseases when compared to a 512-matrix size.  

Sitting for long periods of time may contribute to greater amounts of fat deposited around one's internal organs, according to a new study published in December issue of Obesity.  

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new guidance on Jan. 9 warning that the lowest radiation dose possible should be used for pediatric patient X-ray exams. 

One unmistakable topic at RSNA 2017 was virtual and augmented reality—and how advancements will affect medicine. With numerous presentations and interactive booths at the annual conference in Chicago, the technologies are clearly growing in popularity in interventional radiology and health imaging. 

Researchers in China have discovered that depression and social anxiety cause noticeable structural abnormalities in the brain, according to a recent release from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

 

Recent Headlines

ADC may identify growth in prostate tumors

A recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology aimed to determine whether a change in the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in prostate cancer seen in MRI can be used to identify growth in tumors.

Hologic introduces breast biopsy system, claims improved efficiency

Hologic’s new Brevera breast biopsy system with CorLumina imaging technology is now available in the U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ground Control to Dr. Tom: Patient Exploration in an Era of Space-Age Radiology

Being a radiologist today can feel a bit like being on the Starship Enterprise: you have all these Star-Trek-like tools at your disposal – devices and applications with the ability to produce incredibly sophisticated digital images and insights that we couldn’t have imagined even twenty years ago. This technology and advanced visualization capabilities have fundamentally changed the way we obtain important diagnostic information and provide value for patients. But the reality is, it gets lonely in space. Behind this technology are people – and people still seek a meaningful human exchange, especially patients undergoing potentially stressful imaging exams. The irony of our situation is that, for all of us humans in the imaging spaceship, technology has become a barrier to meaningful care, even as the images that technology helps us acquire wield unprecedented clinical value.

SPECT/CT, fluorescence imaging combo could guide cancer surgery

In a new study, published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers found that combining SPECT/CT and fluorescence imaging on patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) that metastasized beyond the primary tumor, could help surgeons differentiate tumor tissue from normal tissue.

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