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According to a study recently published in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, have found that unilateral nonhemorrhagic adrenal infarction may be uncommon in pregnant women who have experienced acute abdominal or flank pain.

For the last 10 years, researchers from the University of Texas MD Andersen Cancer Center have been compiling examples of when breast MRI may be helpful for male patients, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in Diagnostic Radiology.  

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers found that increased depth in prenatal ultrasound exams has no associatation with late diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  

False-positive stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast biopsies (SVABs) may not negatively affect subsequent mammographic screenings, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR). The harms of false-positives, according to reserachers from the Center for Biomedical Imaging at New York University School of Medicine, may be exaggerated. 

Researchers from the Columbia University Medical Center have found additional breast imaging with ultrasound technology may be unnecessary after a patient receives a negative mammogram and has experienced symptoms of breast pain alone, according to a recent study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology


Recent Headlines

Sweden: A Study in Mammography Excellence

Sweden has led the way in instituting successful mammography practices. Here are some lessons to learn on efficiency and effectiveness.

Fine-Tuning Breast Imaging Workflow

2007 could mark the year that mammography turned the corner in terms of achieving efficient breast imaging workflow. More sites are purchasing or planning for digital mammography solutions. Digital pioneers show how it’s done right.

Womens Imaging, IT and Therapy Surge

The world of women’s imaging is showing real growth in 2007, with the most significant movement in full-field digital mammography—a whopping 85 percent increase in systems installed since last year, according the FDA’s Mammography Quality Standards Act statistics. In response to market needs and growth, vendors are fine-tuning mammo CAD, dedicated breast MRI and 3D and 4D ultrasound systems—as well as PACS to manage all those images, and imagers when  hardcopy is needed. On the horizon, too, is digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) —with the first FDA approvals expected sometime in 2008.

Womens Imaging, IT and Therapy Surge

Select a vendor below for a complete line-up of product announcements at RSNA.

Women's Imaging
Aurora Imaging TechnologyMammoBaseSectra
Beekley CorporationMammography Reporting SystemSiemens Medical Solutions
BRIT SystemsMedipatternToshiba America Medical Systems
Carestream HealthMedison AmericaZonare Medical Systems
Fujifilm Medical Systems USAMerge Healthcare
Gamma Medica-IdeasNDS Surgical Imaging
Digital Mammography & Beyond

This month, Health Imaging & IT visits withstate-of-the-art breast imaging sites across the nation to learn aboutthe clinical and operational issues associated with various solutions.

Breast Imaging Workstations: Why Multimodality Is a Must

Breast imaging workstations are a whole new breed of animal these days. Becoming extinct are the single-vendor workstation solutions in favor of more flexible multimodality, multi-vendor workstations that allow radiologists to efficiently read digital mammography, ultrasound, breast MRI, and CT images in one place as well as read remotely to cover a variety of imaging sites.

CAD for Breast MRI Pinpoints a Valuable Niche

Magnetic resonance imaging of the breast serves a unique and important function in the battle against breast cancer. This adjunct to mammography and ultrasound often provides vital information for specific circumstances, such as screening women at high risk of breast cancer, and computer aided detection (CAD) for MRI enables additional valuable clinical insight.

Why Mammography CAD Matters

Computer assisted detection for mammography first entered the scene in the late 1990s. Approval by the FDA with subsequent granting of increased reimbursement for the use of CAD by Medicare launched adoption of this technology into hospitals and imaging centers across North America.

Optimizing Workflow: Creating the Integrated Digital Mammography Facility

Digital mammography deployments are on the rise—fast. The early adoption phase is drawing to a close as facilities large and small that delayed taking the plunge into digital now aggressively invest in the technology.

Digital Mammography Takes Off

Like a freight train gathering speed, adoption of digital mammography has gained momentum as centers recognize the benefits of this technology.