Oncology Imaging

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.

“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.”

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.

Endoscopic imaging experts have created an imaging catheter capable of producing higher quality images compared to traditional methods, researchers reported in a recent Nature Photonics study. The technique may improve cancer detection.

A new study funded by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute in Virginia found that dense breast notification policies were associated with an increase in follow-up ultrasound.

Cancer screening rates in the U.S. over the past 15 years remain short of national goals, according to new analysis performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Jennifer Lim-Dunham, MD, and colleagues at Chicago's Loyola University Medical Center took home the Society for Pediatric Radiology’s Walter E. Berdon Award for best clinical research paper during the group’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

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 the disease.

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.