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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.

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High-intensity focused ultrasound effectively treats PCA, reduces side effects

Men with prostate cancer can avoid many of the unpleasant side effects of chemo, surgery and radiation therapy when they are treated with high-intensity focused ultrasound instead.

June 15, 2022
prostate cancer recurrence on PET outside of SRT guidelines

PSMA PET mapping improves radiation therapy contouring after PCA recurrence

Salvage radiation therapy guidelines for patients with prostate cancer recurrence need to be updated to include findings identified on PSMA PET, according to new research shared at SNMMI’s annual conference this week. 

June 14, 2022
CT scan showing lung cancer nodules with measurements of each nodule to track growth or regression from treatment. Image courtesy of RSNA

Downgrading lung nodules at 3-month follow-up 'may be problematic'

A new analysis suggests that follow-up imaging protocols for certain lung nodules identified via CT may need to be revisited. 

June 8, 2022

First ever full course of the latest MR-guided radiation therapy treatments completed at Henry Ford Health

The Detroit-based cancer institute achieved this landmark moment using the MRIdian A3i, which is the latest enhancement of the MRIdian system from ViewRay, Inc.

June 6, 2022
Example of various breast MRI protocol sequences that offer different types of soft tissue enhancement. Imaging performed on a Siemens Magnetom system. Breast MRI can help see through dense breast tissue to better detect cancers. #densebreasts #Breastdensity #BreastMRI

MRI-based radiomics boosts triple-negative breast cancer detection

"The present study validated the feasibility of using MRI-based radiomics to identify a disease prone to missed diagnosis and misdiagnosis," experts involved in the study said.

May 31, 2022
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A 'disconcerting' number of patients at high risk of lung cancer put off follow-up care

Up to 47% of patients identified as being at high risk of lung cancer after CT screening drag their feet before seeking follow-up care.

May 17, 2022
Women with dense breasts and benign breast disease have increased risks of developing #breastcancer

Large study details new associations between breast cancer risk, breast density and benign breast disease

Providers screening women with dense breasts and benign breast disease should consider individualized mammogram protocols for these patients, authors of the study suggested.

May 17, 2022

New radiohybrid PET imaging agent increases detection of prostate cancer recurrence

For 45% to 47% of patients who were deemed negative after conventional baseline scans, the use of the radiohybrid imaging agent resulted in at least one true positive PET finding

May 16, 2022
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