Oncology Imaging

Researchers out of the University of Surrey in the U.K. created an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that can predict which cancer patients are most at risk for experiencing common symptoms associated with the disease.

For patients who undergo weight loss treatments for obesity, a specialized MRI sequence called quantitative chemical shift encoded MRI (CSE-MRI) may provide a safe and noninvasive way to monitor liver fat levels and the success of treatments, according to new research published online Dec. 18 in Radiology.

The project, called the Phantom Project or Marie, will test radiation exposure on the personalized, full-body phantom to determine the best angle for radiation dose distribution before real-life application and may help personalize cancer treatment for patients of varying body types, according to a recent Louisiana State University (LSU) news release.

Revamped guidelines on screening for breast cancer promote shared decision-making between women and their doctors. The new instructions were released by the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

A new study published Dec. 7 in JAMA Network Open found that 29 percent of veterans who underwent recommended colonoscopy screening did not want to stop getting screened despite limited personal benefits.

Cryoablation—commonly called cryotherapy—demonstrated early effectiveness in treating women with low-risk breast cancer, reported researchers during a Nov. 29 session at RSNA’s 2018 Annual Meeting.

For women with certain breast cancer risk factors, annual mammograms beginning at age 30 may be beneficial, according to a large-scale study presented Wednesday, Nov. 28 at RSNA 2018.

A model based on radiomic features extracted from CT scans can help predict which ground glass nodule (GGN) cases require surgery and may reduce overtreatment, according to researchers at the Affiliated Suzhou Hospital of Nanjing Medical University in Suzhou, China.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) released a new report highlighting the current state of cancer screening and put forth specific areas requiring further attention to fully maximize the potential of screening to combat cancer.

A new special edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics will focus on imaging in radiation oncology, with more than 70 studies and essays available for free on the topic from Nov. 26-30.

The device allows healthcare providers to look at an image of the body in different layers (bone versus soft tissue) to get a clearer image of the lungs, the CBC reported Nov. 15.  

NHS England has announced plans to do a major overall of its national cancer screening programs as part of its Long Term Plan, an initiative aimed to improve patient care and outcomes, according to an NHS press release published Nov. 15.