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The software, which analyzes tumors on CT scans, was up to four-times more accurate at predicting ovarian cancer deaths compared to standard methods, according to research published Feb. 15 in Nature Communications.

“The diagnostic performance and efficiency of current MRI may yield overall value when it is used as a first-line modality in pediatric ED for acute abdominal pain,” wrote Raza Mushtaq, MD, of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and colleagues, in a new study published in Radiology.

The new American Society of Breast Surgeons' recommendations are based on a comprehensive review of the most impactful evidence in modern literature, data and national guidelines.

 

 

A new cardiovascular imaging technique can reveal important information about the plaque characteristics of a patient’s carotid artery in real time, reported authors of a recent study published in Radiology. One researcher believes the method has the potential to become as popular as ultrasound.

Aggressive treatment is not warranted in patients with pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a malignant soft tissue tumor in the muscle tissue of children, according to a multi-site analysis of CT scans published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

“While the traditional process of hiring may serve the intended purpose to a great extent, tried and tested techniques from innovative organizations such as Google may be of value to consider," wrote Hardik U. Shah, MD, of the University of Washington in Seattle, in a Feb. 13 study.

A new whitepaper released by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) put forth a framework for establishing the difference between servicing and manufacturing activities for medical imaging devices.

A team of researchers identified gadolinium from MRI contrast in gliomas, adjacent normal brain tissue and necrosis, according to a study published in Neuroradiology.

“Attempts to reduce this variation through clear guidelines and standardization may avoid confusion among referring physicians and patients, improve allocation of limited imaging resources, and reduce inconvenience to patients," wrote lead author Bhavika K. Patel, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, and colleagues in a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. 

Roughly 5,500 NHS patients who had fractures repaired with metal plates will need their x-rays reviewed after a hospital mix-up lead some patients to receive faulty implants, according to a recent report from The Independent. 

The new platform, affectionately called ‘Herman,' analyzes complex patterns in images of pathogen and human cell interactions, and can do so in a fraction of the time normally required.

The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) have endorsed CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) testing as a decision aid to determine a patient’s risk of heart disease.