Oncology Imaging

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and IBM Watson Health have extended their partnership leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to help analyze cancer data in veterans with cancer.
CT use has risen over the past 20 years, and new research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds the modality may increase the risk of brain cancer, especially among children.
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee may further delay implementation of the 2009 U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) breast cancer screening recommendations another year with draft legislation approved July 12.
Newly engineered liposomes, or 'nano-bubbles,' can deliver chemotherapy drugs on-demand when activated by x-rays. They have proven to be successful in killing bowel cancer cells, according to the Center for Nanoscale BioPhotonics in Adelaide, Australia.
Mailing colorectal cancer screening tests to Medicaid patients increased screening rates by roughly 10 percent—showing a more direct approach can improve results, according to research from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Major healthcare organizations, including branches of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have launched a $26.5 million study to investigate the genetic and socioeconomic factors surrounding black men’s increased susceptibility to more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, according to an NIH release.
Liver cancer death rates among adults continue to climb across the U.S., according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Multiparametric MRI can be a valuable tool for visualizing prostate changes and monitoring patients after MRI-guided focal laser ablation (FLA), according to a July 10 American Journal of Roentgenology study.
Delaware's cancer mortality rate decreased 12 percent from 2010 to 2014 due to state-wide screening efforts and early detection, according to a new Division of Public Health (DPH) report. The state's rate still remains below the 14 percent national average.
High-risk lung cancer patients with prior negative CT screening results have a high prevalence for the disease years later and should continue to be screened even three years after initial tests.
A recent Chicago Tribune article, citing a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study, found segregation increased black women's rates of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses and doubled odds of death.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are partnering to extend veterans’ access to clinical trials of novel cancer treatments, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) news release.
Heat-sensitive lipid capsules packed with chemotherapy, which can be remotely popped using ultrasound, increased the amount of chemotherapy delivered directly to liver tumors, according to a 10-person study published in The Lancet Oncology.
IBM Watson Health and medical imaging contrast agent company Guerbet have entered a strategic partnership to develop artificial intelligence (AI) software to support liver cancer diagnostics and care by utilizing CT and MRI technology.
A deep learning algorithm deployed at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston successfully automated and standardized clinical target volumes (CTVs) for radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients.
Jul 05, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Researchers from Mount Sinai in New York have pinpointed a new biomarker that may ultimately provide individualized treatment in patients with an aggressive form of bladder cancer.
Oncology Imaging
Jul 02, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
University of Kansas (KU) Cancer Center researchers have launched a clinical trial eliminating radiation therapy from treatment for the invasive type of breast cancer that affects nearly a fifth of all breast cancer patients, according to a KU news release.
Oncology Imaging, Women's Imaging
Jun 28, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
A large study utilizing automated mammography revealed a higher cancer rate in women with dense breast tissue compared to those with less-dense breasts, according to recent research published in Radiology
Oncology Imaging, Women's Imaging
Jun 28, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Studies examining breast cancer risk and treatment outcomes are not adequately incorporating race and socioeconomic factors such as education level and economic status, according to a Johns Hopkins release.
Oncology Imaging, Practice Management
Jun 26, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
A study of more than 15,000 childhood cancer survivors found a “surprisingly” high number lacked concern for their well-being in adulthood—despite the group’s increased health risks. Some 40 percent were unconcerned about developing new cancers.
Oncology Imaging, Practice Management
Jun 20, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Valerie Powell, a program coordinator with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s department of radiation oncology struggled for eight years trying to figure out why a lump had formed under her jawline, with little help from CT and MRI.
Oncology Imaging