Oncology Imaging

New ultrasound guidelines can accurately identify pediatric patients who should undergo biopsy for thyroid cancer, according to recent research presented May 18 at the Society for Pediatric Radiology’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. 
May 17, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Only two percent of heavy smokers—those who smoke a pack a day—in the U.S. currently get lung cancer screenings, according to a recent press release from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
May 16, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
In 2005, just 27 percent of men under 65 passed on immediate therapy and instead opted for “watchful waiting” or “active surveillance” for low-risk prostate cancer. A decade later, in 2015, 72 percent decided on a more conservative approach, according to a JAMA study.
May 15, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A team of U.S. researchers has found a radiomics approach to analyze CT images of lung cancers that may eliminate false positives during cancer screening. It could potentially minimize morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs.
May 15, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
A prospective comparison study of two PET tracers found 18F-FDG could provide valuable measures of activity in bone-dominant (BD) metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients, while also predicting responses to therapy.
May 11, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Contouring is an instrumental process for radiation oncologists and their patients—but the method is highly subjective. Researchers found their deep neural network algorithm could result in massive time savings for providers.
May 11, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
A research team compiled of mathematicians, clinicians and imaging technicians from the University of Southampton in the U.K. recently developed a computational method to analyze x-ray images of the lungs for overall function and presence of fatal diseases.
May 10, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
When testing for prostate cancer, multiparametric MRI with or without targeted biopsy was more effective than the common standard transrectal ultrasonography-guided biopsy, but a recently published editorial argues more testing is needed.
May 10, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
On May 8, the Journal of the American Medical Association released an update to the 2012 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation regarding prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer.
May 08, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
3D breast ultrasound can measure a patient's tumor response after receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) better than a standard breast MRI, according to a study published in the European Journal of Radiology.
May 07, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Triple assessment including radiological imaging is the best practice for younger patients showing low-risk breast related symptoms, according to a new study published in Clinical Radiology.
Apr 26, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
A team from Washington University in St. Louis developed a proof-of-concept technique to detect tumor biomarkers via a blood test using noninvasive focused ultrasound. The method could potentially eliminate surgical biopsies, according to a study in Scientific Reports.
Apr 16, 2018 | 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 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 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.