Oncology Imaging

Researchers compared prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT to traditional 18F-fluciclovine PET/CT for the detection of biochemically recurrent prostate cancer.

Utilizing an AI system for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) can improve radiologists’ accuracy while dramatically reducing reading times, according to a new study published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  

A deep learning classification approach can identify cancerous regions from benign areas in optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of breast tissue, according to results of a July 17 study published in Academic Radiology.

After looking at more than 12,500 preventative office visits included in the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, researchers reported that the rate of screening breast ultrasound ordering by physicians has remained low.

CMS revealed details for their newly proposed alternative payment model for radiation oncology on July 10. The American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) believes the model, with adjustments, "will incentivize higher quality, more convenient radiation treatments for patients and support their journey toward a cure."

Breast cancer screening using digital breast tomosynthesis has risen rapidly in the United States, but that isn’t the case in all regions or across all institutions, according to a new study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

Although most studies demonstrating the benefits of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) have been observational, use of the modality has risen dramatically over the past few years, according to a study of more than nine million women published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Adding a scan during a patient’s prostate cancer therapy can help personalize treatment, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

“The fact that CAD significantly shortened interpretation time is important, especially if either state or federal legislation ends up mandating, or even recommending, additional screening with US for women with dense tissue on mammograms," wrote Priscilla J. Slanetz, MD, MPH, in an accompanying editorial.

Proponents of risk-based mammography screening claim the method successfully emphasizes its benefits and minimizes its harms, but new research has found it may not be as effective as age-based screening.

Combining MRI and ultrasound (US) detected up to 33% more cancers than standard biopsy methods alone, according to new research published in JAMA Surgery.

Mammography clinics are getting creative these days in an effort  to make breast screening a little more appealing. Massage chairs and goody bags are only a few of the ways imaging providers are trying to make the experience more positive.