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Oncologists Recommend Less Radiation for Elderly Women with Early Breast Cancer

In a healthcare environment where the costs of patient treatment are increasingly considered against possible benefit, a new study has found that US radiation oncologists are using fewer or less-aggressive radiation procedures on older women with early-stage breast cancer. The findings were presented at the 56th annual... Read more

MRI

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Image: University of Nottingham’s Amelia Draper, one of the researchers who found by utilizing magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) that the brain plays a vital role in controlling the involuntary movements and vocal tics associated with Tourette syndrome (Photo courtesy of the University of Nottingham).

MR Spectroscopy Reveals Brain Chemical May Help in Managing Tourette Syndrome Tics

A chemical in the brain plays a vital role in controlling the involuntary movements and vocal tics associated with Tourette syndrome (TS), a new imaging study has shown. The research, conducted by... Read more

Nuclear medicine

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FDG-PET/CT Imaging Helpful for Breast Cancer Patients Younger Than Forty

Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging of patients younger than 40 who were first diagnosed with stage I–III breast cancer resulted in a change of diagnosis, new findings showed. Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York, NY, USA) discovered that PET/CT imaging of patients younger... Read more

General/Advanced Imaging

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New Imaging Technology Shows Little Discrepancy Between Breast Cancer, Healthy Tissues

A new application has been effectively evaluated that will help surgeons better differentiate cancerous breast tissue from normal tissue, thereby decreasing the likelihood for repeat operations. The tool, called DESI (desorption electrospray ionization) mass spectrometry imaging, works by converting molecules into electrically... Read more

Imaging IT

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Software Provides Enhanced Imaging Sharing Capabilities and Connection Consistency in the Case of Network Failure

Members of the physician information technology (IT) group at a US radiology practice are utilizing a new software technology to enhance its image sharing capabilities and provide immediate cluster failover in case of network failures. The Dicom Systems’ (Campbell, CA, USA) enterprise imaging solutions will be utilized... Read more

Industry News

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Acquisition Includes Radiation Simulation Software for Radiotherapy Applications

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA, USA) has acquired certain assets of Transpire, Inc. (Gig Harbor, WA, USA) including the Acuros dose calculation software, which has been incorporated into Varian’s BrachyVision and Eclipse treatment planning software systems. The acquisition closed at the end of July 2014.... Read more
 

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