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Reimbursements will be reduced if CT equipment is not compliant with new standards.
Contrast-Enhanced PET/CT for Staging of Pancreatic Cancer
Contrast-enhanced PET/CT appears to be better than non-CE PET/CT in assessing distant metastasis in patients with pancreatic cancer.
Cone-Beam CT Best for Visualizing Hard-Contrast Objects
Cone-beam CT is preferential to multislice spiral CT for hard-contrast objects, study says.
Data Backs CT Lung Screening in More High-Risk Patients
NCCN Group 2 high-risk patients to benefit from CT lung screening, study says.
PET-CT Outperforms CT in Follicular Lymphoma
Data from a pooled analysis show that PET-CT provided better response assessment than did CT and predicted inferior survival in follicular lymphoma patients.
Patients Accept False-Positives in CT Colonography
False-positive results from CT colonography screening are considered an acceptable part of cancer detection for both patients and health care providers.
FDA Approves Siemens’ SOMATOM Scope CT Scanner
The 16-slice CT scanner is expected to appeal to facilities due to a more affordable price point, Siemens said.
Ultrasound as Effective as CT in Detecting Kidney Stones
Ultrasounds accurate for initial screening for kidney stones.
Podcast: A Conversation about Lowering Radiation Dose
Diagnostic Imaging spoke with Dr. Johnsey Leef III, a radiologist with Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV, about how the industry is responding to the call for lower dose imaging and what his department is doing to address the issue.
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