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What a New Mammography Study Reveals About BMI, Race, Ethnicity and Advanced Breast Cancer Risk
In a new study examining population attributable risk proportions (PARPs) based on data from over three million screening mammography exams, researchers found that postmenopausal Black women had the highest BMI-related PARP and premenopausal Asian and Pacific Islander women had the highest breast density-related PARP for advanced breast cancer.
FDA-Cleared AI Triage Software for Chest X-Rays Offers Enhanced Detection of Pleural Effusion and Pneumothorax
BraveCX, an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled software, reportedly has an area under the curve (AUC) of 98 percent for detecting pneumothorax on chest X-rays.
Study: Contrast-Enhanced Mammography Changes Surgical Plan in 22.5 Percent of Breast Cancer Cases
Contrast-enhanced mammography detected additional lesions in 43 percent of patients and led to additional biopsies in 18.2 percent of patients, over half of whom had malignant lesions, according to a study of over 500 women presented at the recent Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference.
What a New Study Reveals About Adjunctive DBT and Early-Stage Invasive Breast Cancer
The combination of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and digital mammography had a 21.6 higher invasive breast cancer detection rate for stage 1 tumors than digital mammography alone, according to a new study involving nearly 100,000 women.
Emerging MRI and PET Research Reveals Link Between Visceral Abdominal Fat and Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
In a recent interview, Mahsa Dolatshahi, M.D., M.P.H., and Cyrus A. Raji, M.D., Ph.D., discussed MRI and PET study findings, presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference, that showed an association between higher amyloid PET tracer uptake in the precuneus cortex and a higher visceral to subcutaneous fat ratio.
Siemens Healthineers Launches New AI-Powered Ultrasound System
Providing 25 features to facilitate optimal workflow and user effectiveness, the portable Acuson Maple ultrasound can reportedly be utilized in a variety of clinical settings.
New Ultrasound System Facilitates Catheter and IV Placement
Offering a variety of integrated visualization tools, the SiteRite 9 Ultrasound System reportedly enables the insertion of vascular access devices regardless of user experience level.
Can AI Improve Detection of Extraprostatic Extension on MRI?
Utilizing a deep learning-based AI algorithm to differentiate between diagnostic and non-diagnostic quality of prostate MRI facilitated a 10 percent higher specificity rate for diagnosing extraprostatic extension on multiparametric MRI, according to research presented at the recent RSNA conference.
Seven Takeaways from Meta-Analysis of PSMA Radiotracers for Prostate Cancer Imaging
In a newly published meta-analysis of 24 studies, researchers noted that the PSMA PET radiotracer 18F PSMA-1007 may provide more benefit than 68Ga Ga-PSMA-11 for primary staging of patients with prostate cancer and detection of local lesion recurrence, but also has drawbacks with higher liver uptake and multiple reports of false positive bone lesions.
GE HealthCare Launches AI Mammography Platform with Key Applications from iCAD
Offering an all-in-one platform of artificial intelligence (AI) applications, MyBreastAI Suite reportedly facilitates early breast cancer detection and enhances efficiency with breast imaging workflows.
Study: Regular Mammography Screening Reduces Breast Cancer Mortality Risk by More than 70 Percent
Consistent adherence to the five most recent mammography screenings prior to a breast cancer diagnosis reduced breast cancer death risk by 72 percent in comparison to women who did not have the mammography screening, according to new research findings presented at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference.
Reimbursement Challenges in Radiology: an Interview with Richard Heller, MD
In a recent interview at the annual RSNA conference in Chicago, Richard Heller, MD discussed the impact of reduced reimbursement rates in radiology, the projected CMS conversion factor for 2024, the severity of payment cuts in interventional radiology and the importance of radiologist advocacy.
FDA Clears Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Platform for Non-Invasive Assessment of Brain Chemistry
BrainSpec Core reportedly offers enhanced sensitivity for low-grade gliomas and may facilitate the diagnosis of conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy.
Chest CT Study Shows Higher Emphysema Risk from Combination of Marijuana and Cigarette Smoking
People who smoke marijuana and cigarettes have 12 times the risk for centrilobular emphysema than non-smokers, according to new computed tomography (CT) research presented at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference.
Canon Medical Systems Debuts New CT Systems at RSNA Conference
The Aquilion ONE/Insight Edition and Aquilion Serve SP computed tomography (CT) systems reportedly offer enhanced deep learning reconstruction and intuitive workflow efficiencies.
Study: Black Patients Less Likely Than Others to Receive MRI Assessment of Cognitive Impairment
In a four-year study of over 1,600 patients who had outpatient head CTs, head CT angiography and/or brain MRI to assess cognitive impairment, researchers found that Black patients were over 9 percent less likely than White patients and over 16 percent less likely than Hispanic patients to receive brain MRI.
The Executive Order on AI: Promising Development in Radiology or 'HIPAA for AI'?
In a recent interview about President Biden’s recent executive order on artificial intelligence (AI), Morris Panner, the president of Intelerad Medical Systems, shared his concerns that the executive order, while well-intentioned, may wind up stifling innovation and the continued evolution of AI in radiology.
FDA Clears Adjunctive Lung Ventilation Software for CT
With algorithms utilized in aerospace technology, the CT LVAS software reportedly provides enhanced assessment of regional airflow and lung ventilation.
FDA Clears New PET/CT Scanner from Siemens Healthineers
The Biograph Vision.X positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) reportedly offers an industry-leading time of flight (TOF) and detector technology that facilitates the diagnosis of smaller lesions.
Study Shows Benefits of AI in Detecting Lung Cancer Risk in Non-Smokers
Artificial intelligence (AI) assessments of chest X-rays identified 28 percent of a 17,000 plus cohort of never-smokers as being at high-risk for lung cancer, according to research to be presented at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference next week.
Emerging AI Software for Brain MRI Gets FDA Nod
Pixyl.Neuro reportedly leverages generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology to accelerate brain MRI assessment and improve early detection of abnormal atrophy.
Could an Emerging AI System Lead to Earlier Autism Detection with DT-MRI?
Through assessment of diffusion tensor MRI of the brain, a new AI system reportedly offers a 97 percent sensitivity rate in diagnosing autism in children between two to four years of age, according to research to be presented at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference next week.
Study Suggests CT-Guided Injections May Restore Sense of Smell in Patients with Long COVID
Utilizing computed tomography (CT) guidance, researchers have found that performing a minimally invasive anesthetic injection into the stellate ganglia may help address parosmia due to COVID-19, according to study results that will be presented at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference next week.
FDA Clears Deep Learning Image Reconstruction for Spotlight CT Scanners
The artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology reportedly offers decreased noise magnitude while enhancing image reconstruction for cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) scanners.
Is Photon Counting CT a Better Option than Dual-Energy CT for Pulmonary Angiography?
Performing computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) with a high-pitch photon counting detector (PCD) offers enhanced signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) at a reduced radiation dose in comparison to employing an energy-integrating detector (EID), according to new research.
Do Bone Scans Over Stage Prostate Cancer? What a Multicenter Study Reveals
Fifty-seven percent of patients with prostate cancer diagnosed with osseous metastases on bone scans had negative findings on PSMA PET imaging, according to findings from an international multicenter comparative study.
New Dual-Source CT Device May be Cost-Effective Alternative for Smaller Facilities
Offering a combination of simplified and personalized scanning for patients at significantly lower lifecycle costs than other dual-source CT systems, the Somatom Pro.Pulse may be a viable option for smaller rural facilities and outpatient imaging centers.
Samsung Debuts New Ultrasound Modality Geared Toward Women's Health and Urology
Combining enhanced imaging capabilities, workflow efficiencies and artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled technology to improve the diagnosis and management of health conditions in women, Samsung has launched the V6 ultrasound system.
Study Says Contrast-Enhanced Mammography Offers Comparable Breast Cancer Detection to MRI
In findings from an enriched cohort of asymptomatic patients with screening-detected abnormalities, researchers found that contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) was superior to conventional mammography and offered equivalent detection of breast cancer in comparison to breast MRI and abbreviated breast MRI.
Adjunctive Brain Volume Quantification Tool for MRI Gets FDA Clearance
Providing automated brain volume calculations based on MRI images, NeuroShield’s artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology may help facilitate treatment for neurodegenerative conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to epilepsy.
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