Oncology Imaging

Using PET imaging in addition to conventional CT imaging for women with locally advanced cervical cancer may identify more detailed malignancies and change treatment plans, according to research published online Sept. 14 in JAMA Network Open.
Roughly 30 U.S. senators and congressional representatives were sought to cosponsor the CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act of 2017—H.R. 1298—at a Capitol Hill briefing on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The meeting was sponsored by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, according to an ACR press release.
Despite national guidelines advising against prostate cancer screening in men 70 or older, researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found that prostate cancer care for this demographic costs Medicare more than $400 million a year, according to a study published Sept. 13 in JAMA Oncology.
Researchers found undergoing MRI scans every six months better detected early breast cancer in young women with a high genetic risk for the disease compared to mammograms.
Authors of recently published Danish-Norwegian research found a steady decline in breast cancer mortality during the 23-year study period. They determined the drop was due to advances in treatment rather than the region’s screening program, according to research published in the International Journal of Cancer.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) released its annual cancer progress report Wednesday, Sept. 12, revealing increasing cases despite progress made in diagnosing and treating various cancers.
MRI has become a central part of diagnosing and managing prostate cancer, but private payer coverage has not kept up with this technological trend, reported authors of a recent Journal of the American College of Radiology study.
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound may be more accurate than CT or MRI in identifying cancerous tumors in the kidneys and could reduce unnecessary biopsies and surgical procedures by half, according to research presented at the 2018 International Contrast Ultrasound Society’s Bubble Conference in Chicago.
Authors of a recent Journal of Nuclear Medicine study have discovered potential for misdiagnosis when relying solely on prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET imaging in prostate cancer staging.
New research published in Scientific Reports details the accuracy of optical microscope technology in identifying malignant brain tumors.
Researchers found that incorporating lung nodule features and patient-specific characteristics improved the positive predictive ability of a cancer screening model while maintaining low-dose CT scan sensitivity, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
German and Russian researchers have developed a new injection diagnosis system based on magnetoferritin that may improve MRI accuracy, cancer diagnosis and treatment options.
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued updated cervical cancer screening guidelines Aug. 21 that stated a human papillomavirus (HPV) test alone is as effective as the commonly used Pap smear.
Veterans who utilize Medicare and other fee-for-service health systems for prostate cancer care are more likely to receive guideline-discordant imaging than those treated at the Veterans Health Administration (VA), according to a study published Aug. 17 in JAMA Network Open.
Breast density laws have been on the books since 2009, with states increasingly joining the upward trend. But new research surveying more than 1,000 women found many remain confused and misinformed about such legislation.
Aug 14, 2018 | Practice Management
New research from the American Cancer Society found cancer patients who reported experiencing better communication with a provider typically received more efficient care, fewer office visits and improved outcomes.
Practice Management, Oncology Imaging
Aug 13, 2018 | Practice Management
National lung cancer screening guidelines recommend discussing the benefits and harms of screening, but a new study found the quality of these conversations to be subpar.
Practice Management, Oncology Imaging
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a machine-learning technique that reduces the toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy doses for patients with the most aggressive form of brain cancer.
Artificial Intelligence, Oncology Imaging
Aug 10, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
In the first-of-its-kind FDA-approved study, researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine are using MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier to help deliver drugs for patients with glioblastoma.
Advanced Visualization, Oncology Imaging
Aug 08, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
“Treatment effect is more reliably determined on imaging at 90 days following SIRT, however imaging at one-month post-SIRT is still frequently performed,” Shamar Young, MD, and colleagues wrote. “This raises the question as to whether or not imaging at one month following SIRT is clinically warranted.”
Oncology Imaging
Developing a personalized radiation therapy plan can take days—time that many cancer patients are unwilling to wait. But researchers have developed a new automated artificial intelligence (AI) software that can do the job in 20 minutes.
Artificial Intelligence, Oncology Imaging