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“Given that health care systems are limited in their financial resources, competing surveillance strategies should be analyzed for their cost-effectiveness," wrote Paulo Henrique Lima and colleagues in an April 17 study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Choosing a cancer treatment plan is not easy, and nearly a quarter of young adults diagnosed with the disease felt some regret about their initial treatment decision, according to a study reported on by Reuters.

“Our research demonstrates that deep-learning models integrating routine imaging scans obtained at multiple time points can improve predictions of survival and cancer-specific outcomes for lung cancer," wrote Hugo Aerts, PhD, in a recent study published in Clinical Cancer Research.

The supply of radiation oncologists hasn’t kept up with the global demand for radiation therapy. But could experts from across the world help create an AI algorithm capable of closing that gap?

Switching both low-and high-income women from affordable to high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) resulted in lengthy delays in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, reported authors of a large study published in Health Affairs.

Pairing an informative video with a brochure outlining the possible harms and benefits of low-dose CT lung cancer screening bolstered smoker’s and former smoker’s confidence in their decision to undergo screening, reported authors of a recent study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

 

HistoQC, created by bioengineering researchers at Case Western University, is an open-source quality-control tool that helps users flag low-quality images while preserving those that can help clinicians make accurate diagnoses.

The human-level success of deep learning has made some in medicine question whether automation may eventually take-over many tasks performed by radiologists. An author, and radiologist, put that question to bed in an April 18 editorial published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Dopamine transporter (DAT) SPECT may be a useful imaging biomarker to determine the severity of Parkinson’s disease, according to an April 17 study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Some children in isolated villages have never seen an ultrasound machine, nevermind a portable one. A recent New York Times article provided an in-depth look at how impactful low-cost scanning technology can be to regions that don’t have access to basic imaging modalities.

18F-DCFPyL PSMA PET/CT imaging accurately localized biochemically recurrent prostate cancer and prompted clinicians to change their management plans in more than 80% of patients, according to a recent study in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

A bill introduced to Congress on April 9 aims to close a Medicare “loophole” by preventing physician self-referrals for advanced imaging, radiation therapy, anatomic pathology and physical therapy. The legislation is a polarizing issue for medical societies.