News

A team of researchers from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin developed a noninvasive 3D imaging technique that can provide surgeons customized models of the hearts of mitral valve (MV) disease patients for presurgical planning, according to research published in the January issue of Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 

Administrators at the NHS Highland health board in Scotland have been accused of “blacklisting” after refusing to hire three veteran radiologists amid a severe staff shortage, according to a report in The Herald.

“Because breast parenchyma may reflect the biologic risk factors associated with breast cancer development, yielding the stromal parenchyma as an indicator of precancer, the combination of parenchyma and tumor characteristics may provide a stronger predictive model of malignancy,” lead author Hui Li, PhD, and colleagues wrote in a new study published in Radiology

Traditionally, men with low-risk prostate cancer had undergone radical prostatectomy or radiation, but many are now opting for a more conservative active surveillance approach, according to a Feb. 11 analysis published in JAMA.

A molecular imaging technique using PET technology may improve how the efficacy or failure of hormone therapy is measured for breast cancer patients, according to research published online in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine

Since 1989, the combination of mammography and improved breast cancer treatment has averted hundreds of thousands of breast cancer mortalities for U.S. women, according to new research published online Feb. 11 in the journal Cancer.

When imaging pediatric patients, dual-energy head CT decreased radiation dosage, reduced artifacts and maintained a high-quality image compared to conventional head CT protocols, reported authors of a Feb. 7 study published in Clinical Imaging.

A new report from CNBC analyzed data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics which identified the top 11 in-demand jobs paying workers an annual salary of more than $55,000 and requiring only an associate’s degree. Of the 11 jobs identified, more than half are in medical imaging and radiology. 

Tennessee Interventional Imaging Associates (TIAA) reached an agreement with Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Erlanger Health System to remain its radiology service provider, according to the Times Free Press. The parties had previously been in a contract dispute that threatened the hospital’s premier stroke program.

Leadership at St. Mary Medical Center is threatening to eliminate contracts the hospital has with certain physician groups, including its radiology department, as a result of a long-brewing feud between physicians and administrators at the Long Beach, Florida institution, according to letters obtained by the Long Beach Post.

A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new AI learning algorithm that can distinguish between low- and high-risk prostate cancer from multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) scans with higher sensitivity and predictive value than current risk assessment approaches, according to research published online Feb. 7 in the journal Scientific Reports.

Stress cardiac MRI (CMR) isn’t common in clinical practices, but Duke Health researchers found the modality may hold promise as an alternative to more commonly used cardiovascular techniques for predicting fatal heart disease, according to a Feb. 8 study published in JAMA: Cardiology.