Oncology Imaging

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.

Many breast cancer patients opt for mastectomy believing they won’t require future imaging or biopsy. New research published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology found that is not always the case.

Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston have received a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to use molecular imaging tools to test antibody therapies for breast cancer—potentially producing fewer side effects.

A new hybrid nanoplatform that simultaneously uses three types of imaging modalities—MRI, CT and fluorescence optical imaging—to locate tumors could give a new edge to molecular imaging and tumor diagnosis.  

Annual lung screenings of older-aged current and former smokers should be conducted more regularly, potentially saving up to 65,000 lives in the U.S. each year, according to findings from the NELSON study presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.