Inflammatory disease patients aided by Immuno-PET

According to a preclinical study published in the June issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, PET imaging with radiotracers to accurately identify molecules in cancer cells that prevent the immune system from attacking a disease, called immuno-PET, could become an effective tool in assessing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Immuno-PET has potential in detecting IBD … Read more Inflammatory disease patients aided by Immuno-PET

Imaging iron content with MRI technique can show impact of stroke

According to a study released in the March 12 issue of Radiology, French researchers have broken new ground in measuring iron content in the substantia nigra in order to better decipher the effects of stroke on the brain as well as long-term patient outcomes, all with a basic MR imaging technique called R2* mapping.   … Read more Imaging iron content with MRI technique can show impact of stroke

Dose-Monitoring Offers Reduction in Whole-Body CT Radiation

Currently ECR 2019 is happening in Vienna, and there have been some pretty interesting findings revealed this week. Some of the research that has been presented has come from presenter and lead author Dr. Marta Montesano, from the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy, concerning a reduction in cancer patients’ exposure to radiation from whole … Read more Dose-Monitoring Offers Reduction in Whole-Body CT Radiation

AI from Russia able to detect lung cancer in under 20 seconds

A new AI program developed by researchers at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia is able to identify and mark lung nodules on CT scans in under 20 seconds!   The new program is called Doctor AI-zimov and works by spotting the lung nodules on segmented CT scans, and using a recently … Read more AI from Russia able to detect lung cancer in under 20 seconds

MRI Scans May Soon Predict Dementia Risk

According to research conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California San Francisco, there’s a possibility that one day MRI brain scans may help predict whether people will develop dementia.   The MRI brain scans used within the study were able to predict with a 89 percent … Read more MRI Scans May Soon Predict Dementia Risk

A.I. Not Likely to Replace Radiologists (Thankfully)!

Though we continually hear rumors that AI will take over the radiology industry, according to new research there’s some good news for those that worry. According to the research, published on October 4 in PLOS One, AI can assist radiologists in interpreting routine chest X-Rays, as well as looking for changes on serial studies, but … Read more A.I. Not Likely to Replace Radiologists (Thankfully)!

The Importance of MRI Safety

Serious accidents in MRI suites are rare, but that doesn’t mean safety precautions shouldn’t be taken into serious consideration anyway. An article was recently published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology that described how to reduce or eliminate injuries and accidents entirely within the MRI suite. “With careful consideration, control, and training, … Read more The Importance of MRI Safety

Breast Conebeam CT Has Potential to be Enhanced by AI

According to a web-exclusive paper in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology, during studies using breast conebeam CT (CBCT), an AI algorithm can accurately tell the difference between benign and malignant breast lesions. This has the potential to upgrade radiologist performance when deciphering the CBCT images.   The study was held at … Read more Breast Conebeam CT Has Potential to be Enhanced by AI

MRI Technique Able to Predict Disease Progression Risk in MS

A recent study conducted by the University of Buffalo discovered that they were able to use an advanced MRI technique to help identify MS (multiple sclerosis) patients that are at most risk for developing a physical disability due to their condition.   The technique is called “quantitative susceptibility mapping,” and lead author Robert Zivadinov hopes … Read more MRI Technique Able to Predict Disease Progression Risk in MS

High Risk Women Underutilizing Breast MRI

Fewer than 7% of women eligible for supplemental screening breast MRI due to their assessed risk of breast cancer took advantage of the scan when offered, according to a new study published in the June issue of the Journal of Women’s Health.   The study team was led by Dr. Randy Miles of Massachusetts General … Read more High Risk Women Underutilizing Breast MRI

Early Cancer Treatment a Possibility with New Immuno-PET Tracer

According to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, a new PET radiotracer is being developed by researchers. The new PET radiotracer is being designed to latch onto and illuminate immune cells in cancer patients, which can offer an earlier look at treatment response. Currently, tracers such as FDG focus on cancer cells. … Read more Early Cancer Treatment a Possibility with New Immuno-PET Tracer

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