Stereotactic biopsy with contrast ‐enhanced mammography: the initial Australian experience
ConclusionsCEMBx is a quick, safe and reliable alternative to MRIBx to sample COLs. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - May 21, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Natalie Layden, Genevieve Sesnan, Meredith Kessell, Mireille Hardie, Donna Taylor Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Markov models for clinical decision ‐making in radiation oncology: A systematic review
AbstractThe intrinsic stochasticity of patients' response to treatment is a major consideration for clinical decision-making in radiation therapy. Markov models are powerful tools to capture this stochasticity and render effective treatment decisions. This paper provides an overview of the Markov models for clinical decision analysis in radiation oncology. A comprehensive literature search was conducted within MEDLINE using PubMed, following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Only studies published from 2000 to 2023 were considered. Selected publications were summari...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - May 20, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Lucas B McCullum, Aysenur Karagoz, Cem Dede, Raul Garcia, Fatemeh Nosrat, Mehdi Hemmati, Seyedmohammadhossein Hosseinian, Andrew J Schaefer, Clifton D Fuller, on behalf of the Rice/MD Anderson Center for Operations Research in Cancer (CORC), MD A Tags: Radiation Oncology —Review Article Source Type: research

Cardiac substructure delineation in radiation therapy – A state‐of‐the‐art review
SummaryDelineation of cardiac substructures is crucial for a better understanding of radiation-related cardiotoxicities and to facilitate accurate and precise cardiac dose calculation for developing and applying risk models. This review examines recent advancements in cardiac substructure delineation in the radiation therapy (RT) context, aiming to provide a comprehensive overview of the current level of knowledge, challenges and future directions in this evolving field. Imaging used for RT planning presents challenges in reliably visualising cardiac anatomy. Although cardiac atlases and contouring guidelines aid in standa...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - May 18, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Robert N Finnegan, Alexandra Quinn, Jeremy Booth, Gregg Belous, Nicholas Hardcastle, Maegan Stewart, Brooke Griffiths, Susan Carroll, David I Thwaites Tags: Radiation Oncology —Review Article Source Type: research

Endometriosis MRI: Atypical cases, pitfalls and mimics
SummaryEndometriosis is a common but often underdiagnosed chronic gynaecological disease. Endometriosis mimics other diagnoses both clinically and radiographically, presenting a diagnostic challenge. Endometriosis can be categorised as superficial pelvic endometriosis, deep invasive endometriosis (DIE) or endometrioma. Endometrioma and DIE, including polypoid endometriosis, can masquerade as invasive neoplasms. Endometriosis can be misdiagnosed in less common locations or during pregnancy. Ultrasound is the initial investigation for endometriosis; however, MRI is advantageous in providing a larger field of view for increas...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - May 17, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Sian Chin, Yu Xuan Kitzing, Juan Quesada, Glen Lo Tags: Medical Imaging —Pictorial Essay Source Type: research

Grading lumbar foraminal stenosis – Interrater agreement of radiologists and radiology trainees before and after education of a standardised grading scale
ConclusionThe baseline agreement at our institution was substantial, thought to be due to the single-centre nature of the study. Moderate agreement was achieved after education regarding the Lee et  al.'s scale, in-line with other studies, with changes maintained at 6 weeks, showing retention of the scale parameters. Grading of severe stenosis was more common post intervention. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - May 16, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: James Bender, Tobi Kojeku, Eliza Preece Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Feasibility and safety of direct percutaneous embolization of lymphopseudoaneurysm for postoperative lymphatic leakage
In conclusion, direct percutaneous embolization of lymphopseudoaneurysm may become a feasible and safe treatment option for cases of refractory postoperative lymphatic leakage. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - May 15, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Mizuki Ozawa, Miyuki Sone, Shunsuke Sugawara, Chihiro Itou, Shintaro Kimura, Yasuaki Arai, Masahiko Kusumoto Tags: Interventional Radiology —Technical Note Source Type: research

Renal angiomyolipoma selective arterial embolization: Australian tertiary centre experience over 10  years
ConclusionIn this study, renal AMLs were treated safely with a high degree of success by using SAE, and there were very low rates of periprocedural complications. Follow-up of patients after SAE treatment of renal AML should include both radiological (assessment for reduction in lesion vascularity and size) and clinical review in an outpatient clinic setting (either by an interventional radiologist or urologist). (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - May 3, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Paul Siasat, Jack Griffin, Ashu Jhamb, Dan Lenaghan, Cosmin Florescu Tags: Interventional Radiology —Original Article Source Type: research

Feasibility study comparing synthesized mammography with digital breast tomosynthesis and digital mammography for simulated first round screening in a single BreastScreen NSW centre
ConclusionIn first round screening, DBT yields significant cost savings by effectively reducing unnecessary recalls to assessment while maintaining diagnostic efficacy. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - May 3, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Vikrant Dhurandhar, Nalini Bhola, Mico Chan, Sarah Choi, Tzu ‐Yun Chung, Bruno Giuffre, Nigel Hunter, Katelyn Lee, Merran McKessar, Ranjani Reddy, Marian Roberts, Christine Shearman, Meredith Kay, Ken Bruderlin, Niko Winarta, Jennifer Noa Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Radiation therapy for ventricular arrhythmias
This article summarises the current evidence for this novel treatment modality and the steps that will be required to bring it to the forefront of VA treatment. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - May 3, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Xingzhou Liulu, Poornima Balaji, Jeffrey Barber, Kasun De Silva, Tiarne Murray, Andrew Hickey, Timothy Campbell, Jill Harris, Harriet Gee, Verity Ahern, Saurabh Kumar, Eric Hau, Pierre C Qian Tags: Radiation Oncology —Review Article Source Type: research

Health budget implications of mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke in Australia
ConclusionTreatment of AIS with a combination of MT+IV-tPA generates significant savings in the Australian healthcare system compared with IV-tPA alone. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - May 1, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Hal Rice, Laetitia de Villiers, Raffaelle Scarica, Anne ‐Laure Bocquet, Kelly Dargan, Thomas Barthe Tags: Interventional Radiology —Original Article Source Type: research

Estimation of maternal and foetal risk of radiation ‐induced cancer from a survey of computed tomography pulmonary angiography and ventilation/perfusion lung scanning for diagnosing pulmonary embolism during pregnancy
ConclusionMaternal cancer incidence and detriment were remarkably similar for each examination. Optimisation of examinations is critical for low-dose outcomes, particularly for CTPA examination. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - April 30, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Donald McLean, Olivia Delfino, Marie Vozzo, Rachael Moorin Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - April 25, 2024 Category: Radiology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Society for Interventional Radiology in Australia and New Zealand (IRSA)
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Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - April 25, 2024 Category: Radiology Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research