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High-Risk Endometrial Cancer Patients Helped with Radiotherapy and Concurrent Chemotherapy After Surgery

Radiation therapy administered with concurrent paclitaxel chemotherapy following surgery is an effective treatment for patients with high-risk endometrial cancer. The findings were published September 1, 2014, in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal), the official scientific... 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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PET/CT Imaging Could Transform Diagnosis and Treatment for Children with Neuroblastoma

A new trial has been initiated in the United Kingdom that could change the way children with one of the most lethal types of cancer are diagnosed. The most aggressive form of neuroblastoma is very difficult to treat. To determine how aggressive the tumor is and find the best possible treatment, physicians currently... 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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