The American College of Radiology (ACR) tallied nearly 600 “radiology-relevant” bills that have appeared in state legislatures in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.
July 16, 2018 | Neuroimaging
A new algorithm developed by researchers from the California Institute of Technology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and the University of Salerno in Fisciano, Italy, may be able to predict a person's intelligence quotient from fMRI brain scans.
July 16, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
A team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison successfully used PET imaging to visualize heart damage commonly seen in those with Parkinson’s disease. The technique will help develop therapies.
July 16, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
An AI software developed by researchers from NVIDIA, Aalto University in Finland and MIT may be able to fix low-resolution, grainy or pixelated medical images without previously observing examples of noise-free images.
Many believe Medicare and private payers frequently deny coverage for secondary imaging interpretations—but a team of East Coast researchers found the opposite in a study analyzing Medicare beneficiaries from 2003 to 2016.
July 16, 2018 | Breast Imaging
Yehudit Abrams, MD, a former NASA biomedical scientist, is planning to develop a handheld ultrasound device that will allow women to monitor their breasts in their homes, according to a July 15 report by The Times of Israel.
July 13, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
New research published in the British Medical Journal suggests that increasing high resolution imaging scans are contributing to more accidentally discovered abnormalities, or "incidentalomas," which are unrelated to a patient's diagnosis and are often benign.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published its updated guidelines for measuring and reporting performance specifications of PET scanners on Friday, July 13.
July 13, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
A machine learning algorithm trained to analyze MRI images identified schizophrenia patients with 78 percent accuracy, according to a recent study published in Molecular Psychiatry.
July 13, 2018 | Breast Imaging
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) found that follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer strongly varies across the U.S. Differences are thought to be caused by varying common clinical practices implemented by multiple physician groups and hospitals.
July 13, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
Researchers used single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to assess the immune system recovery of macaque monkeys with an HIV-like infection. The work may help researchers understand recovery in humans after HIV treatment.
July 13, 2018 | Women's Imaging
Evelina London Children's Hospital in the U.K. recently invested in three ultrasound scanners that can detect heart defects and other abnormalities in fetuses as early as 12 weeks old, according to an article published July 13 by The Standard.
July 13, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Multiparametric MRI can be a valuable tool for visualizing prostate changes and monitoring patients after MRI-guided focal laser ablation (FLA), according to a July 10 American Journal of Roentgenology study.
July 12, 2018 | Women's Imaging
"The inclusion of women in defined hormonal states in dosimetry studies and recommending that both clinical and research nuclear medicine procedure on young women be performed in the least susceptible phase of the menstrual cycle could improve the safety and the diagnostic accuracy of nuclear medicine procedures in women," wrote Anat Biegon, PhD, in a recent Radiology editorial
New York-based healthcare startup Medmo may upend the imaging market with its new platform that allows consumers to name their own price for medical imaging tests such as MRIs or CT scans.
July 12, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Quantitative flow ratio (QFR) outperformed coronary angiography in calculating fractional flow reserve (FFR), a measurement key to determining heart blockages, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
July 12, 2018 | Imaging
EchoNous, the Seattle-based medical tool provider, recently received FDA clearance for the its ultrasound-based tool designed for nurses to improve peripheral IV (PIV) catheter placements.
July 12, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Delaware's cancer mortality rate decreased 12 percent from 2010 to 2014 due to state-wide screening efforts and early detection, according to a new Division of Public Health (DPH) report. The state's rate still remains below the 14 percent national average.
July 12, 2018 | Practice Management
Researchers from the University of Newcastle in Australia found that radiographers and patients generally agree on in-person risk communication about medical imaging examinations with ionizing radiation, according to a research published in the August issue of Radiography.
July 12, 2018 | Neuroimaging
Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the U.K. transformed a person's electrical brain activity into a unique, colorful light display with the help of a magnetoencephalography (MEG) scanner, according to a report published July 12 by Business Insider.
July 11, 2018 | Practice Management
James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Florida is one of the eight U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) institutions investigators have contacted as part of an audit to see if the VA processed radiology requests within a proper time frame and adequately managed canceled requests, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
July 11, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
A team of U.S. researchers has uncovered the exact point when normal, healthy protein becomes toxic but has yet to form tangles. Experts believe the findings could be a target for developing Alzheimer's treatments.
July 11, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
An integrated computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system developed by researchers from Kyung Hee University and Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea could outperform current conventional deep learning methodologies used by radiologists to detect, segment and classify tumors from digital x-ray mammograms.
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research and Education (R&E) Foundation will award $4 million in radiology research and education grants this year, spanning 54 different institutions.
July 11, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Myocardial delayed enhancement (MDE) CT rivaled late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) MRI in the detection and classification of myocardial scar in patients with heart failure, according to a recent Radiology study. The results may help identify features of chronic heart failure.
July 11, 2018 | Women's Imaging
A woman in Traverse City, Michigan, recently opened Precious Moments HD Ultrasound Studio, an elective ultrasound business that sells non-diagnostic images to expectant mothers, according to a July 11 article by the Record Eagle.
July 10, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
High-risk lung cancer patients with prior negative CT screening results have a high prevalence for the disease years later and should continue to be screened even three years after initial tests.
July 10, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
A 3D color medical scanner invented by father and son scientists in New Zealand recently imaged its first human subject, according to a news release from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
July 10, 2018 | Neuroimaging
Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland have found that no two brains are the same. Findings, published in the April issue of Scientific Reports, demonstrate that brain anatomy differs in every individual due to a combination of genetics and life experiences.
July 10, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
A recent Chicago Tribune article, citing a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study, found segregation increased black women's rates of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses and doubled odds of death.
July 10, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are partnering to extend veterans’ access to clinical trials of novel cancer treatments, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) news release.