Oncology Imaging

Contrary to recent data suggesting African-Americans face a higher mortality risk from prostate cancer than Caucasian men, a new study presented at the 2018 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting suggests African-American men may have higher cure rates when treated with radiation therapy than Caucasian men.

Researchers have found diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) or gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination (VIBE) sequences are the most efficient MRI sequences for prostate cancer diagnosis, according to new research published online on Oct. 17 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

A $1.6 million, four-year grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was awarded to a researcher from Tulane University in Louisiana to develop a prostate cancer scanner that can check whether all traces of cancer have been removed after surgery, according to The Associated Press.

Results of a new randomized, phase II clinical trial have demonstrated an aggressive form of precision radiation therapy can increase the lifespan of oligometastatic cancer patients and doubles how long they can live without cancer, according to the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

A multi-year, Swedish study found three-dimensional (3D) mammography detected over 30 percent more cancers compared to traditional mammography, according to a new 15,000-woman study published in The Lancet Oncology.

Using microscopic imaging, researchers from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada have shown how the kidneys negatively respond to contrast dyes used during various medical tests and procedures, according to a university press release published Oct. 15.

More frequent surveillance imaging does not improve overall survival or post-recurrence survival for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to research published in the October issue of Annals of Surgery.

Prominent medical societies have issued new clinical guidelines, Thursday, Oct. 11, recommending physicians use external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) to treat men with early-stage prostate cancer.

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and Oxford University Press (OUP) announced a partnership to publish the Journal of Breast Imaging (JBI)—the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to breast imaging.

The £1 million ($1.3 million U.S.) pilot project will target more than 7,000 smokers or former smokers between the ages of 60 to 75 years in the U.K., according to a recent report by The Standard U.K.

Korean researchers using metabolic monitoring with FDG PET/CT imaging modalities found the method effective in predicting treatment response after radiotherapy in patients with spinal metastases, according to research published Sept. 28 in the journal PLOS One.

Sand Lake Imaging in Orlando, Florida and Shepherd’s Hope, a nonprofit in the area, have partnered to provide free mammograms for uninsured women—their sixth year doing so, according to ClickOrlando.com.