Rebekah Moan





Large cohort supports ultrasound for endometrial cancer scans

December 20, 2010

Transvaginal ultrasound demonstrates good sensitivity and specificity for detecting endometrial cancer, a study from the University College, London. finds. But that doesn’t mean it’s suited for use in the general population just yet. The researchers found transvaginal ultrasound is better for high-risk groups prone to endometrial cancer, and especially in the management of postmenopausal women undergoing pelvic scans for reasons other than vaginal bleeding.

Blood test to detect colon cancer gains traction, radiologists remain unconcerned

December 09, 2010

Despite the increasing popularity of blood testing for colorectal cancer, radiologists don’t have to worry CT colonography will be replaced just yet, according to experts.

State of Minnesota adopts clinical decision support, other states to follow

December 06, 2010

Minnesota is in the vanguard as far as implementing clinical decision support, a tool that tamps down overutilization and reduces the incidence of patients receiving inappropriate diagnostic imaging tests. Minnesota is launching a statewide initiative to adopt the tool; others states are also considering its use.

Patients with invasive lobular carcinoma should get MRI screening, study finds

December 02, 2010

A study presented Wednesday at the RSNA meeting adds further evidence to the recommendation women with newly diagnosed invasive lobular carcinoma should have their contralateral breast screened with MRI. Most women aren’t routinely screened in the contralateral breast because whether to do so is highly dependent on the surgeon’s preference. This research, however, provides more evidence why they should: MRI detected synchronous breast cancers in 16% of patients.

Breast pain indicates possibility of cancer, study finds

December 02, 2010

Study reveals breast pain can be only indicator of breast cancer. Findings challenge reluctance to image for breast pain alone.

Cancer risk from CTs not as high as previously thought, study finds

December 01, 2010

Patients’ risk of developing cancer from CT scans is not as high as previously thought, but the rate still doubled over the time period studied, according to a study presented Wednesday at the RSNA meeting.