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New Data Shows Most Patients Can Safely Undergo Contrast-Enhanced CT Scanning

According to new research, iodine-based contrast material injected intravenously (IV) to enhance computed tomography (CT) imaging can be safely used in most patients. The study’s findings were published online September 9, 2014, in the journal Radiology. Of the 80 million or more CT scans performed each year in the... Read more

MRI

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MRI and PET Used with Solid Tumor Response Evaluation Criteria to Track Treatment in Bone Metastases

Imaging technologies are very useful in evaluating a patient’s response to cancer treatment, and this can be done quite effectively for most tumors using solid tumor response evaluation criteria. RECIST (Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors), however, works well for tumors located in soft tissue, but not so well... Read more

Nuclear medicine

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PET Imaging Reveals Brain Benefits from Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

Imaging studies revealed that weight loss surgery has been found to suppress changes in brain metabolism associated with obesity and improve cognitive function involved in planning, strategizing, and organizing. Therefore, researchers have hypothesized that a specific surgical procedure could reduce risk of Alzheimer’s... Read more

General/Advanced Imaging

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Image: From left, Guy Genin, PhD, John Boyle and Stavros Thomopoulos, PhD, watch as a sample is exposed to stress and force. They have developed algorithms that may lead to the ability to identify weak spots in tendons, muscles and bones (Photo courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis).

Image Analysis Algorithms Devised to Find Weak Spots in Muscles, Tendons, and Bones prone to Tearing, Breaking

Researchers have developed algorithms to detect weak spots in muscles, tendons, and bones predisposed to tearing or breaking. The technology, which needs to be further refined before it is used in patients,... Read more

Imaging IT

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Interactive Dashboard and Visualization Tool Designed for Oncologists

A new tool has been developed to help users of an information system for radiation oncology to analyze data and use metrics to help make more informed decisions. Varian Medical Systems (Palo Alto CA, USA), a developer of cancer treatment technology and informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, will... 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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