H.A. Abella


Guidelines set admins scrambling

January 25, 2010

A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposal meant to streamline billing and other imaging management duties could actually backfire and create administrative havoc, according to radiology administrators.

C-11 Cho PET/CT helps localize prostate cancer recurrence

December 14, 2009

Findings of a study by researchers in Italy suggest C-11 choline PET/CT could diagnose prostate cancer recurrence sooner than transrectal ultrasound, CT, MRI, or bone scintigraphy in patients who have undergone radical prostatectomy.

IR urges moratorium on vertebral compression fracture interventions

December 11, 2009

Interventional radiologists should refrain from performing either kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty unless the procedure, intended mostly for the management of pain from vertebral compression fractures, is done in the context of clinical trials.

Radiation poisoning cases lead FDA to issue new CT perfusion imaging guidelines

December 07, 2009

The FDA has issued a new set of preemptive recommendations after identifying at least 50 more stroke patients who were exposed to excessive radiation during CT perfusion of the brain.

Serious long-term side effects dog hepatopancreatic HIFU

December 07, 2009

Though generally deemed safe, high-intensity focused-ultrasound ablation of liver and pancreas cancers can lead to delayed complications. According to Korean researchers, practitioners should be aware of-and watch closely for-local and systemic post-HIFU side effects several years down the road.