Marjorie Preston


MRI strategy supplies early warning of osteoarthritis

August 25, 2008

A novel MRI technique that tracks naturally occurring polymers in cartilage can lead to the diagnosis of early-stage osteoarthritis and may lead to better drug treatment and a reduction in the need for joint replacement surgeries.

Coronary CTA proves cost-effective for low-risk acute chest pain patients

August 05, 2008

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have added to the roll of preliminary evidence suggesting that 64-slice coronary CT angiography can serve as a useful adjunct for emergency department patients who present with acute chest pain.

Copayments turn older women off to mammography

March 04, 2008

Copayments turn older women off to mammography

MRI detects occult breast cancer in Paget’s disease patients

February 22, 2008

Women with Paget’s disease of the nipple can be more assured that MRI will detect otherwise hidden malignancies, leading to opportunities for breast conserving therapy, following research from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Labor bureau predicts end for chronic tech shortage

February 12, 2008

Workforce projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest the supply of imaging and radiation oncology technologists may exceed demand by 2016, despite a flat school enrollment.

Copayments discourage women from receiving screening mammography

January 29, 2008

Experienced mammographers are concerned that managed care insurers increasingly require copayments and coinsurance fees for screening mammography. The trend is discouraging women from receiving the potentially life-saving imaging procedure.