From 'The Water's Edge To The Cutting Edge': Fish Skeletons, CT Scans And Engineering
Professor Adam Summers is a "fish guy." He uses fish to get engineering ideas. His latest project is to CT scan every type of fish — all 33,000 of them. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NPR Staff Source Type: news

Just scan it!-weapon reconstruction in computed tomography on historical and current Swiss military guns - Franckenberg S, Binder T, Bolliger S, Thali MJ, Ross SG.
Cross-sectional imaging, such as computed tomography, has been increasingly implemented in both historic and recent postmortem forensic investigations. It aids in determining cause and manner of death as well as in correlating injuries to possible weapons.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is It Time for Medicine to Retire These Five Practices? Is It Time for Medicine to Retire These Five Practices?
Pelvic exams, exercise stress tests, CT scans for headache --evidence-based medicine is calling into question some of the profession's most common practices. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today Article Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew touts 1st-use of Navio robotic-assisted knee system
A New York hospital is the 1st to use Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) new robotics-assisted total knee replacement procedure following its recent 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The surgery took place at the John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, N.Y., involving Smith & Nephew’s handheld robotics-assisted Navio platform, and its Journey II BCS knee implant. Navio provides surgeons a robotics-assisted hand piece, navigation and cut guides specific to Navio that are designed to enable better outcomes. Additionally, the system relies on software that incorporates 3D surface capture to predict elements...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Mark Hollmer Tags: Business/Financial News Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Blue Belt Technologies Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Orthofix touts high fusion rates in Trinity Evolution study
This study demonstrated the effectiveness of Trinity Evolution in achieving a solid fusion when used in this manner, indicating that it is a viable option for patients needing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion,” co-author Dr. Timothy Peppers of Scripps Hospital said in a prepared statement. Orthofix reported significantly improved neck function and neck/arm pain at 6 and 12 months, with no serious adverse events related to the Trinity Evolution. Fusion rates were 78.6% at 6 months and 93.5% after 12 months. “MTF is committed to research to ensure innovative clinical options exist for all patients. We are ...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Spinal Orthofix International Source Type: news

Cost-Effectiveness Analyses of Lung Cancer Screening Strategies Using Low-Dose Computed Tomography: a Systematic Review.
This review concludes that the cost-effectiveness of a lung cancer screening program using LDCT remains to be conclusively resolved. It is expected that its cost-effectiveness will largely depend on identifying an appropriate group of high-risk subjects. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnostic accuracy of laparoscopy following computed tomography (CT) scanning for assessing the resectability with curative intent in pancreatic and periampullary cancer
This Review concludes that diagnostic laparoscopy may decrease the rate of unnecessary laparotomy in people with pancreatic and periampullary cancer found to have resectable disease on CT scan. On average, using diagnostic laparoscopy with biopsy and histopathological confirmation of suspicious lesions prior to laparotomy would avoid 21 unnecessary laparotomies in 100 people in whom resection of cancer with curative intent is planned. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Substantial growth in ordering of CTA exams in Medicare population
( Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute ) According to a new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, the last 13 years have seen a substantial growth in the use of computed tomography angiography examinations in the Medicare population, particularly in the emergency department setting. While radiologists generally do not order imaging exams, the study, published online in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, found that radiologists remain the dominant providers of CTA exams, with the chest being the most common body region imaged with CTA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Clinical decision support for a multicenter trial of pediatric head trauma: development, implementation, and lessons learned - Tham E, Swietlik M, Deakyne S, Hoffman JM, Grundmeier RW, Paterno MD, Rocha BH, Schaeffer MH, Pabbathi D, Alessandrini E, Ballard D, Goldberg HS, Kuppermann N, Dayan PS.
INTRODUCTION: For children who present to emergency departments (EDs) due to blunt head trauma, ED clinicians must decide who requires computed tomography (CT) scanning to evaluate for traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Rese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson gets in on 3D printing with Materialise deal for titanium skull & face implants
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) said this week that it inked a deal with 3D printing shop Materialise for titanium craniofacial implants customized to individual patients’ anatomies. Leuven, Belgium-based Materialise will print the Trumatch line of implants for J&J’s DePuy Synthes business, for treating patients with disorders of the face and skull. The companies have worked together on craniofacial technology  for 6 years, Johnson & Johnson said. “The Trumatch CMF solutions portfolio includes several advanced technologies for facial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, ...
Source: Mass Device - July 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Contract Manufacturing Orthopedics Surgical 3D printing DePuy Synthes Johnson & Johnson Materialise Source Type: news

Assessment of the anterior loop of the mandibular canal: A study using cone-beam computed tomography.
CONCLUSION: In this study, a high prevalence of the anterior loop of the mandibular canal was found, and although its length varied greatly, in most cases it was less than 1 mm long. Although this is a prevalent anatomical variation, safety limits for the placement of implants in this region cannot be established before an accurate evaluation using imaging techniques in order to identify and preserve the neurovascular bundles. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 20, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Determining the dimensions of essential medical coverage required by military body armour plates utilising computed tomography - Breeze J, Lewis EA, Fryer R.
INTRODUCTION: Military body armour is designed to prevent the penetration of ballistic projectiles into the most vulnerable structures within the thorax and abdomen. Currently the OSPREY and VIRTUS body armour systems issued to United Kingdom (UK) Armed Fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer Risks
Many not aware of exact radiation exposure, Canadian study finds (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - July 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Doctors should bone up on CT scan cancer risks
HealthDay News Doctors routinely order CT scans as diagnostic tools, but many are ill-informed about the associated cancer risks, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer Risks
Many not aware of exact radiation exposure, Canadian study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Oncology, Radiology, News, Source Type: news

Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer Risks
Many not aware of exact radiation exposure, Canadian study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: CT Scans, Cancer, Radiation Exposure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer Risks
FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 -- Doctors routinely order CT scans as diagnostic tools. But many are ill-informed about the cancer risks associated with this imaging technology, a new study suggests. Patients who undergo CT scans are exposed to harmful... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer Risks
Title: Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer RisksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/15/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/15/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mortality Benefit for Immediate Total-Body CT in Severe Trauma?Mortality Benefit for Immediate Total-Body CT in Severe Trauma?
Severe trauma patients who receive immediate total-body computed tomography scanning (TBCT) in the emergency department (ED) do not have lower in-hospital mortality rates than those who undergo standard imaging. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 13, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Nearly 1 in 12 patients with a common cancer develop a second, unrelated malignancy
UCLA researchers have identified the incidence and long-term outcomes of patients who develop second, unrelated cancers, resulting in a data set that they say sheds new light on the way cancer survivors may need to be monitored post-disease. The researchers identified more than 2.1 million patients from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database, or SEER, with the most common cancers — prostate, breast, lung, colon, rectum, bladder, uterus, kidney and melanoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The team found that 8 percent of patients developed secondary cancers elsewhere, the most common of which was lung cance...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Very low calcium scores do not guarantee negative MPI
Symptomatic patients with very low coronary artery calcium scores are almost...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JACC: Sedentary lifestyle puts calcium in coronaries Automated CAC fares well in CT lung screening scans Coronary CTA yields prognostic boost over CAC Study on CT calcium testing redefines who needs statins Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 12, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cancer at Work: Sarah Cannon Cancer Center opens [PHOTOS]
Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centerpoint Medical Center opened its doors on June 27. The 19,500-square-foot, $20 million center in Independence features a $3.5 million Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator radiation treatment machine that is one of three in the Kansas City area. It also has a $2 million PET/CT scan machine so radiation oncologists can simulate radiation treatments. The new center is near Centerpoint to make patients feel like it is “part of the campus.” Centerpoint staff — including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dora Grote Source Type: news

Personalized Medicine: The Way Forward?
This article will look at some of the strategies already available to help healthcare professionals meet individual patient needs, in the multifaceted field of personalized medicine. Personalizing drug therapy for depression Research suggests that around 50 percent of patients with depression do not respond to first-line antidepressants. What can explain this, and how can it be solved? Current treatment is often a case of trial and error. A patient may take one medication after another, often for 12 weeks or more each time, while symptoms remain the same, or worsen. A team from King's College London in the United Kingd...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adrenal CT and Vein Sampling Show Similar Benefits in AldosteronismAdrenal CT and Vein Sampling Show Similar Benefits in Aldosteronism
Adrenal computed tomography (CT) and adrenal vein sampling (AVS) have similar benefits in the diagnosis of primary aldosteronism, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

CT follow-up sufficient for some lung nodules
Annual low-dose computed-tomography (CT) screening can eliminate the need for biopsy or surgery in nonsolid lung nodules, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

CT follow-up sufficient for some lung nodules
(Radiological Society of North America) Annual low-dose computed-tomography (CT) screening can eliminate the need for biopsy or surgery in nonsolid lung nodules, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Development and validation of a 6-year-old pedestrian thorax and abdomen finite element model and impact injury analysis - Lv W, Ruan S, Li H, Cui S, He L.
A detailed anatomy structure finite element (FE) model of the paediatric thorax and abdomen of a 6-year-old was constructed and validated. The thoracoabdominal geometrical model, extracted from computed tomography (CT) scan images of a 6-year-old child, wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Study Questions Long Spine Boards as Clinically Necessary
The Research Clemency BM, Bart JA, Malhotra A, et al. Patients immobilized with a long spine board rarely have unstable thoracolumbar injuries. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016;20(2):266-272. The Science The authors looked at trauma victims transported to their Level 1 trauma centers on backboards to evaluate if their use is being performed unnecessarily. They examined data from 5,593 patients over a four-year period from 2010 to 2013. They included all EMS trauma victims delivered on long spine boards, then examined each patient's medical record to determine whether or not spinal X-rays a...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Whole-Body CT of Trauma Patients Might Not Reduce In-Hospital Mortality (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD Whole-body computed tomography (CT) scanning of trauma patients might not lower in-hospital mortality compared with a standard imaging approach, according to a multicenter, international trial in the Lancet.Researchers studied … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 29, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Preablation CT Angiography May Also Spot CAD in AF PatientsPreablation CT Angiography May Also Spot CAD in AF Patients
"In some cases, [a CT scan of the left atrium] allows adequate visualization of the coronary arteries, and a not-insubstantial number of patients end up getting their treatment changed," the study author reports. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Innovations In Science: Pursuing Another Giant Leap For Mankind
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2016 there will be an estimated 1.6 million new cancer cases diagnosed and over half a million cancer deaths in the US. While much has been achieved in the detection and treatment of cancer, it's clear that this disease in all its various forms, will be with us for a long time. Regardless of who you are, where you live, or your personal circumstances, chances are you've been touched by cancer in some form. And you don't have to have cancer to be affected by it. All illness is the story of one. Speak to anyone who has had to care for a loved one with cancer and you'll quickly kn...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Entellus expands distribution deal with Fiagon to include hospitals
Entellus Medical said today it expanded its distribution agreement with Fiagon NA to purchase and resell Fiagon’s surgical navigation systems, components and parts in the U.S. and its territories to now include hospitals. The expansion adds to the previous deal, inked last August, which made Entellus the exclusive distributor of certain Fiagon systems and parts to ear, nose and throat physicians offices, clinics and surgery centers, and will now include hospitals, which were previously excluded. “The addition of the Fiagon IGS to the Entellus portfolio has enabled more advanced procedures in the office set...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Imaging Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Entellus Medical Inc. Fiagon NA Source Type: news

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2016 Annual Scientific MeetingSociety of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from SCCT 2016. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Take the challenge: Answer this USMLE Step 1 question
When it comes to taking exams, not all questions are created equal. If you’re preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 exam, you need this exclusive scoop on one of the most commonly missed USMLE test prep questions. Find out what this month’s challenging question is, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical.   Welcome to this month’s installment of the AMA Wire® series, Tutor talk: Tips from Kaplan Medical on the most missed USMLE test prep questions from Kaplan’s Qbank: Step 1. Each month, we’re revealin...
Source: AMA Wire - June 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

CT scans are often blamed for causing cancer but might not actually increase the risk
Bob Heyman, a health risk professor at the University of Huddersfield, explores the risks associated with CT scans are whether or not they are greatly outweighed by their benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Search and removal of radioactive seeds: another application of postmortem computed tomography prior to autopsy - Makino Y, Itoda N, Ikegaya H, Tanaka N, Kinoshita H, Motomura A, Uno T, Iwase H.
We herein introduce 3 cases illustrating a new application for pre-autopsy postmortem computed tomography (PMCT). In all 3 cases, there was insufficient background information about the victims provided to the forensic pathologists' department. PMCT showed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Taking advantage of incidental findings
In this study, researchers compared the results of mammograms with CT scans of the coronary arteries. They found that there was a good correlation between the finding of calcium-laden blood vessels on mammograms and finding calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. If future research confirms this link — and, more importantly, if these mammographic findings lead to preventive measures or treatments that lower the incidence of heart attacks, strokes, and premature cardiovascular-related deaths — mammography could become a common screening test for both breast cancer and cardiovascular disease. “Incidental...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Health care Tests and procedures Source Type: news

Study finds much to consider when ordering pediatric CT
Before deciding to order CT scans for pediatric patients, clinicians should...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New ASRT campaign teaches kids about medical imaging ASRT: Radiographers' vacancy rate on the rise ASRT study shows how RAs spend their time ASRT launches patient-centered education program Radiation dose and CT: What really are the essentials? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 24, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT Scan Can Rule Out Cervical Spine Injury in Intoxicated Patients With Blunt TraumaCT Scan Can Rule Out Cervical Spine Injury in Intoxicated Patients With Blunt Trauma
CT scans identify all clinically significant cervical spine injuries in intoxicated patients with blunt trauma, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 23, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

HeartFlow launches new FFRct cardiac imaging platform
HeartFlow said today that it’s launching a new version of its cardiac imaging platform, which uses algorithms to generate a 3D model of blood as it flows through the heart. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. The new iteration improves the FFRct algorithms and streamlines case processing, incorporates Amazon Web Services for its cloud-based infrastructure and upgrades the software’s security, the...
Source: Mass Device - June 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Imaging HeartFlow Source Type: news

Health-care providers do not fully understand cancer risk from CT scans
(Elsevier Health Sciences) Doctors and other healthcare professionals may not be fully aware of a CT scan's effect on lifetime malignancy risk. A new study in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences surveyed doctors, radiologists, and imaging technologists regarding their beliefs about radiation exposure from CT. The survey found that while most respondents recognized there is an increased risk of cancer from CT, many underestimated the actual radiation dose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Diabetes drugs may be useful for Alzheimer's, mice research finds
Conclusion Both Alzheimer's disease and diabetes seem to have become more common in recent years, causing illness and putting strain on the health service. News that the two illnesses may have a common cause raises hopes that drugs which help with one disease may also be of use in treating another. Trials of a diabetes drug on people with Alzheimer's disease are reported to be underway, although no results have been published yet. This study, suggesting a mechanism which may be involved in the early stages of both diseases, may increase the likelihood that common treatments will be useful. The study's main limitation is th...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Mental health Diabetes Source Type: news

ACR Endorses Brief to Encourage Lung Cancer Screening
The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) issued a lung cancer screening health policy brief, which provides recommendations for radiologists and legislators on how to encourage lung cancer screening to save more lives. The position statement has been endorsed by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago. SBM supports a shared decision-making model and integration of evidence-based tobacco treatment in the context of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT)-based lung cancer screening for eligible, informed adults. “Encourage Lung Cancer Screening in High-Risk Populatio...
Source: American College of Radiology - June 22, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Five-year TAVR data reassure on durability
Five-year data from a clinical trial of early transcatheter aortic valve replacements showed good durability, allaying concerns raised by a study last month in which more than a third of the valves deteriorated significantly over that span. Results from the Partner clinical trial, presented last week at the Transcatheter Valve Therapies conference in Chicago, showed a much lower mean gradient (the change in pressure across the valve) than were found in a smaller study presented in May at the annual EuroPCR meeting in Paris. The researchers behind that study predicted that as many as half of all 1st-generation TAV...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

AAPM-led Alliance for Quality Computed Tomography Provides Educational Material to Help Meet TJC CT Technologist Education Requirements
The Joint Commission’s (TJC) newest set of Diagnostic Imaging Services Requirements went into effect on July 1, 2015. These requirements apply to accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory health care organizations and require that technologists who perform diagnostic computed tomography (CT) examinations participate in ongoing education, which includes annual training on radiation dose optimization techniques and tools. Training is also required regarding safe procedures for operation of the types of CT equipment used by the technologist. The American Association of Physicists in Medicine’...
Source: American College of Radiology - June 16, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Decatur Memorial Hospital introduces imaging technology for prostate cancer patients
US-based Decatur Memorial Hospital has introduced C-11 Choline positron emission tomography–computed tomography (PET CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for patients suffering from biochemical relapse of prostate cancer. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - June 15, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Suspected Breast Cancer Recurrence Justifies Further ImagingSuspected Breast Cancer Recurrence Justifies Further Imaging
For about one-quarter of breast cancer patients who have completed treatment, follow-up with PET/CT scans beyond the three reimbursed by CMS can lead to changes in management, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Multi-Society, Multi-Disciplinary Writing Group Releases CAD-RADS to Standardize Reporting of Coronary CT Angiography
Three medical professional societies today jointly released a new reporting system to standardize reporting of patients undergoing coronary computed tomography angiography (coronary CTA). Termed CAD-RADSTM (Coronary Artery Disease Reporting and Data System), this system will bring consistency to reporting of coronary CTA diagnostic information for millions of patients worldwide. Unlike many other major disease areas, until now no standardized system has existed to classify and report patient data for CT scans of coronary artery disease. CAD-RADS fulfills that long-sought goal of the radiology, cardiology and industry com...
Source: American College of Radiology - June 15, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

LDCT could offer a new way to measure breast density
Low-dose CT (LDCT) may have another benefit in addition to lung cancer screening:...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Low-dose protocol slashes CT lung screening cancer risk AJR: Ultralow-dose CT can evaluate COPD CT lung cancer screening: Shortcomings and solutions High-risk patients not getting timely follow-up CT scans Study: High-risk smokers can skip second CT screen (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 15, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Manchester shoppers offered scans to spot lung cancer
Shoppers are being offered CT scans in north Manchester in a bid to spot lung disease in smokers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news