Oncology Imaging

Recent research found the chances of survival in patients with lung cancer significantly improves if they are given immunotherapy treatment along with chemotherapy, according to a April 16 study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Apr 11, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
A new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found the longer patients with positive cancer screening results wait for diagnostic testing, the worse their outcome.
Apr 10, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
Contrast-enhanced subharmonic imaging (SHI)—a new technique for imaging of microbubble ultrasound contrast agents—detected prostate cancers not identified by traditional MRI, according to a recent study set to be presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) 2018 Annual Meeting.
Apr 05, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in New Jersey expanded its services to offer transcatheter arterial chemoembolization, also called transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), according to a release from the medical center.
Apr 04, 2018 | Women's Imaging
The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) released updated breast cancer screening guidelines, April 4—the first to recognize black women face higher risks for the disease and should be screened accordingly.
Apr 02, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
A team of scientists found the percentages of cancer survivors unable to afford medication or incapable of receiving care dropped each year from 2010 to 2016—during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Mar 26, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
When Adam Stern, MD, staff psychiatrist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in his left kidney he suddenly had a heightened awareness of his normal body sensations, which he termed "onco-anxiety."
Mar 23, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Just because you can doesn't mean you should, an NBC News editorialist said regarding the FDA's latest approval of an at-home cancer screening kit requiring zero assistance from a doctor. 
Mar 21, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
South Korean researchers found that preoperative axillary ultrasonography (US) can decipher which patients are least at-risk for non-sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis—possibly resulting in fewer unnecessary lymph node dissections.
Mar 19, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) may have the potential to replace drug therapy for cancer patients when combined with surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy, according to new research published online in the March-April 2018 issue of Radiographics.
Mar 19, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
A group of international researchers has developed a point-of-care device that may produce a consistent and cost-effective screening method for thyroid nodules.
A group of Chinese scientists and clinicians developed a learning artificial intelligence (AI) platform able to diagnose prostate cancer with the same accuracy as a human pathologist, according to a European Association of Urology press release.
Mar 16, 2018 | Women's Imaging
Ikonopedia, a breast radiology reporting and tracking company, announced it has completed the installation of its structured breast reporting and risk assessment tools at Alinea Medical Imaging—the first to include imaging centers and mobile mammography systems.
Mar 14, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
The new technology promises to eliminate the human subjectivity and variability in grading cancer tumors, according to research published in Convergent Science Physical Oncology.
Mar 08, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
T2 weighted-based radiomics proved superior in classification performance than qualitative assessment and diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging for diagnosing pathologic complete response (pCR) in patients with rectal cancer who received therapy prior to their main treatment, according to a study in Radiology.
Mar 06, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
One-time prostate-specific antigen (PSA) cancer screenings in men does not improve mortality rates for the disease, according to a study published online March 6 in JAMA.
Feb 21, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Zika virus has had a significant impact in North and South America, most notably by causing microcephaly in babies born to infected mothers. But Brazilian researchers have found the deadly virus may be an effective treatment for glioblastoma—the most common and aggressive form of malignant brain tumor in adults.
Feb 13, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
In patients with early-stage breast cancer, neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is a common treatment to reduce tumor size before surgery. A team has found dynamic diffuse optical tomography (DDOT) can detect if a tumor has responded to chemotherapy within two weeks of initial treatment—potentially life-saving information for patients. ​​​​​​​
Feb 09, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Pairing ultrasound with a blood test to detect high alpha fetoprotein (AFP) levels demonstrated up to a 40 percent improvement in detecting early-stage liver cancer, according to new research published in the journal Gastroenterology.
Feb 05, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Pennsylvania researchers discovered opposed-phase MRI imaging is less accurate in detecting treated spinal metastases compared to those lesions that are untreated.
Feb 01, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women. And a new study finds injecting oxygen-filled microbubbles into breast cancer makes tumors three times more responsive to radiation treatment, according to an International Journal of Radiation Oncology study.