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Image: Bar graph shows the change in detection method over time (1990-2011) for breast cancer cases in patients aged 75 years and older (n = 1162). Pt/PhysD = detection by patient or physician (Photo courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America).

Mammography Screening Helpful for Women Over 75

Mammography-identified breast cancer is associated with a change to earlier-stage diagnosis in older women, which was shown to result in reducing the rate of more advanced, hard-to-treat cases, according... Read more

MRI

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MRI Guidance, Remote-Controlled Catheter Technology May Improve Visualization of the Brain During Stroke Treatment

New technology in the form of a magnetically-assisted remote-controlled catheter (MARC) has been designed to allow physicians to see and evaluate brain tissue more accurately while treating a stroke. Investigators presented their study’s results July 29, 2014, at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 11th... Read more

Ultrasound

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Image: Ultrasound image of the Circle of Willis (Photo courtesy of the Swedish Cerebrovascular Center, Seattle, WA, USA).

New Approaches for Transcanial Ultrasound Used for the Treatment of Brain Tumors and Targeted Drug Delivery

A study completed by a Finnish researcher provides new insights into the limitations and potential new directions for the future advancement of transcranial ultrasound therapy. Active research is ongoing... Read more

Nuclear medicine

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PET/CT Using FDG-Labeled Leukocytes Detects Infection in Acute Pancreatitis Patients

A study out of India that identifies infection in patients with pancreatic fluid collections may rapidly and effectively rule out active infection in the body. This treatment may help in making nuclear medicine imaging a mainstay in clinical management practices. Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an abrupt inflammation of the pancreas.... Read more

General/Advanced Imaging

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Diagnostic Imaging Tests Ordered by General Practitioners in Australia Nearly Double in 10 Years

A 45% increase in diagnostic imaging tests ordered by Australian general practitioners (GPs) is being fueled by increasing GP visits, an escalating number of problems managed at doctor visits, and a higher probability that GPs order imaging tests for these problems, according to a new study. Based on a long-term national... Read more

Imaging IT

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Image: An X-ray using the ClearRead bone suppression software technology (Photo courtesy of Riverain Technologies).

Bone Suppression Software Used to Optimize Diagnostic Capability of X-Ray Systems

Clinicians are gathering important information from the most routine imaging exam, the chest X-ray, by using advanced software that enhances X-ray images captured by the equipment they already have or... Read more

Industry News

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Alliance Established to Provide Cloud-Based Healthcare Information Technology Platform

A strategic alliance has been established to offer an open, cloud-based healthcare platform. The new technology will enable medical device and data interoperability—the collection of data and subsequent analysis to enhance clinical decision making by professionals and enabling patients to take a more active role in managing... Read more
 

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