Breast density laws have been on the books since 2009, with states increasingly joining the upward trend. But new research surveying more than 1,000 women found many remain confused and misinformed about such legislation.
The FDA announced it is taking steps to advance innovation and surveillance for medical devices through the implementation of three initiatives related to the recent user fee re-authorization, according to an Aug. 16 news release.
Aetna announced, Thursday, Aug. 16, it will expand its coverage of the PET tracer gallium-68 (Ga-68) dotatate, according to a Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) release. The radiopharmaceutical is now considered “medically necessary.”
August 17, 2018 | Breast Imaging
In 2013, the American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging created standardized curricula for U.S. breast imaging fellowships. Structural and organizational guidance for these fellowships, however, needs of improvement, according to an editorial published Aug. 14 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
August 17, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found imaging reports among the top three pieces of patient data physicians electronically received and integrated in 2015.
August 16, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) and Philips Healthcare issued security advisories for vulnerabilities regarding the Philips' IntelliSpace Cardiovascular (ISCV) and Xcelera cardiology image and information management software products on Aug. 14.
August 16, 2018 | Practice Management
There’s a national shortage of radiologists in Scotland. Raigmore Hospital in Inverness lost its last interventional radiologist in a substantive post last week, BBC reported. The head of the country’s radiology group says the situation is dire.
August 16, 2018 | Imaging
A 42-year-old British woman was shocked to find from an MRI scan that her swollen eye was because a contact lens had been embedded in her eyelid for 28 years, according to a recent article by CNN.
August 16, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
Researchers from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed an imaging application that utilizes light-emitting nanoparticles and could provide a safer way to see deeper into living tissue and cells, according to research published Aug. 6 in Nature Communications.
August 16, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
Extending PET acquisition time during PET/MRI for rectal cancer staging increases identified lymph nodes and has no impact on scan time, reported authors of a recent American Journal of Roentgenology study.
August 16, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Tuberculosis (TB) could now be diagnosed in an hour with a new imaging technique guided by glowing bacteria and developed by researchers at Stanford University.
August 16, 2018 | Practice Management
Thomas H. Berquist, MD, will step down from his position as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) after 12 years at the journal, according to an AJR statement.
August 15, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
Yale University researchers have developed a new approach that can provide more information about molecular function inside the brain through linking gene expression patterns to brain signals captured by MRI-derived T1-weighted/T2-weighted mapping.
August 15, 2018 | Practice Management
Those with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experienced an increased risk of suicide, according to a Danish study of more than 34,000 individuals.
August 15, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Patients who have suffered a stroke may be helped by four easy checks of their brain CT scans, according to a large analysis published August 14 in The Lancet Neurology.
August 15, 2018 | Neuroimaging
“The less sleep you get, the less you want to socially interact. In turn, other people perceive you as more socially repulsive, further increasing the grave social-isolation impact of sleep loss,” said Matthew Walker, PhD, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at UC, Berkeley.
Currently, only one generator is FDA approved for the production of Ga-68 Dotatate injection (NetSpot), a radiopharmaceutical utilized for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging and radionuclide therapy in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NET), according to a SNMMI letter sent to the FDA on Aug. 6.