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Measuring the effectiveness of treatment in metastatic melanoma patients is difficult, but a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine found 18F-FDG PET/CT could accurately monitor immunotherapy with ipilimumab in these patients.

When JAMA published research detailing radiation contamination in a crematorium, it gained considerable attention from both the mainstream media and the general public. Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD, chief physicist for Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, spoke with Radiology Business to provide additional information about this subject.

MIT researchers have developed a near-infrared imaging technique that can detect tumors deep in internal tissue before the cancer grows beyond a few hundred cells.

Researchers looked at data from more than 2,500 free-text radiology reports of patients undergoing hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance to determine if an NLP approach could extract clinical data and predict downstream utilization of resources.

U.S. Senators Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania and Amy Klobuchar D-Minnesota introduced bipartisan legislation, Thursday, March 7, to permanently repeal the 2.3 percent medical device tax.

Documenting contrast allergies in the electronic health record (EHR) is central for safe imaging, but a new study found such records are incomplete, misleading and often ambiguous. A multidisciplinary approach may be needed to solve the problem.

Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Royal Philips, the company announced Thursday, March 7. The deal is expected to close in the second half of this year.

Kinematic quantitative 4D CT can help differentiate patients with subtalar joint stiffness and chronic ankle instability, reported authors of a March 5 study published in the European Journal of Radiology. The technique may better personalize care for patients with ankle joint pain.

The upcoming vote on whether the U.K. will leave the European Union has prompted the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) to warn doctors of a potential delay in receiving drugs used to detect and treat cancer, the BBC reported.

An AI approach developed by Dutch researchers performed similarly to radiologists at detecting breast cancer, according to a multi-center, multi-dataset study published March 5 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) is again urging the FDA to remove the “black box” warning from ultrasound contrast agent (UCA) labels, following its filing of a September 2018 citizen petition with the federal agency.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is resigning. Gottlieb has manned the agency since May 2017 and will leave his position in about a month.