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Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Radiologist David Gruen, MD, discusses some of the overarching themes from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society's annual meeting.

End-users of various radiology IT systems offer their assessment of the software in the annual KLAS Research 2023 Best in KLAS report.

Two examples of PSMA-PET scans showing numerous prostate cancer metastases spread throughout the body. Many of these smaller tumors would not have been detected on previous standard-of-care imaging. Photo on left courtesy of SNMMI, right University of Chicago. #PSMAPET

PSMA-PET a more cost-effective option for patients long-term compared to standard prostate imaging

The findings support adopting F-18 DCFPyL PET/CT as the standard of care for prostate cancer staging, authors of a new Scientific Reports paper concluded.

May 25, 2023
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Accessibility, reimbursement and other issues limit uptake of PET/CT among oncologists, survey reveals

Difficulty obtaining PET/CT scans was reported by 55% of respondents, with 21% citing this as the greatest barrier in treating classic Hodgkin lymphoma.

April 27, 2023
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Shear wave elastography assessment improves TI-RADS scoring

That’s according to an award-winning scientific online poster presented this week during the American Roentgen Ray Society’s annual meeting being held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

April 20, 2023
lung cancer imaging features associated with worse outcomes following missed diagnosis

Some imaging features of missed lung cancer indicate worse outcomes

Features pertaining to location, density and superimposed structures were recently found to be associated with poorer outcomes for patients who initially had their lung cancer overlooked on radiographs.

April 19, 2023

Experts release new appropriate use criteria for lymphoscintigraphy in sentinel node mapping

The AUC includes a total of 32 clinical scenarios that have been grouped into four categories of cancer: breast, skin, cancer of other sites and lymphedema.

April 17, 2023
x-ray dosimetry capsule monitors radiation dose during radiotherapy

Swallowable capsule monitors radiation dose in real-time during radiotherapy

Coming in at a diameter of 5 mm and thickness of 0.2 mm, the X-ray dosimeter measures radiation dose up to five times more accurately than standard methods. 

April 14, 2023

Imaging considerations included in tattoo guidelines for at-risk cancer population

Cases of mistaken malignancy have become more common as the popularity of tattoos has grown in recent years.

April 13, 2023
nuc med treatment for non-hodgkin lymphoma

New nuclear medicine treatment could potentially cure non-Hodgkin lymphoma

“If testing is successful in humans, this would represent an excellent new treatment option for patients with this disease.” 

April 11, 2023
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