Delphinus appoints Gundlapalli to VP role
Delphinus Medical Technologies has appointed Rama Gundlapalli as its vice president of engineering. Gundlapalli has more than 30 years of experience in product development and engineering, having worked in startup, small, and Fortune 500 companies and applied knowledge in research and development to building successful commercial product pipelines. He was previously senior director of research collaborations at Siemens Healthineers. Prior to that, he worked at Northgate Technologies, CareFusion, and DePuy Synthes. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: People in the News Source Type: news

Consideration needed in breast cancer screening for young women
Consideration is needed for breast cancer screening in women younger than 40 years, according to research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting.  Manisha Bahl, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston presented the findings, which showed that women between the ages of 30 and 39 years have a cancer detection rate of nearly three per 1,000, with about half of screening-detected cancers being invasive. “Although our study is small, it does shed some insight into the characteristics of asymptomatic breast cancers detected by screening mammography in women younger than 40,” Bahl tol...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Womens Imaging Source Type: news

Breast imaging AI algorithm influenced by patient characteristics
Patient characteristics influenced false-positive results on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) when analyzed by an AI algorithm approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a study published May 21 in Radiology found. Researchers led by Derek Nguyen from Duke University in Durham, NC found that false-positive case scores as assigned by the algorithm were significantly more likely in Black and older patients and less likely in Asian patients and younger patients compared to white patients and women between the ages of 51 and 60. “Radiologists should exercise caution when using these AI algorithms, as their ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Womens Imaging Artificial Intelligence Source Type: news

ASTRO lobbies for new radiation therapy payment bill
AuntMinnie.com spoke with Casey Chollet-Lipscomb, MD, who joined radiation oncologists from around the U.S. in Washington, D.C., on May 20 and 21 to lobby for a recently introduced bill that proposes a new payment model for radiation therapy. The Radiation Oncology Case Rate Value-Based Payment Program Act, or ROCR Act, was introduced in Congress last week and aims to improve the way Medicare pays for radiation therapy -- a highly effective treatment for a large portion of cancer patients, Chollet-Lipscomb noted."Unfortunately, in the last decade, we've seen over a 20% cut in reimbursements to radiation oncology centers t...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Radiation Oncology/Therapy Source Type: news

Bone density test using existing CT images can forecast fractures
Bone density measured on noncontrast cardiac CT can help predict future fractures, researchers have found.A team led by Dong Li, MD, PhD, of Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta and senior author Matthew Budoff, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, reported that patients with low trabecular bone mineral density (BMD) of thoracic vertebrae identified on noncontrast cardiac CT scans showed a 1.57-fold greater risk of first hip fracture and an almost three-fold increased risk (hazard ratio, 2.93) of first vertebral fracture compared to individuals with normal BMD."This is one of the first studies to demon...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Musculoskeletal Radiology Source Type: news

Breast density, obesity tied to interval cancers in Korean women
Breast density, obesity, and hormone replacement therapy use are tied to interval breast cancer in Korean women when compared with screen-detected breast cancer, according to research published May 20 in JAMA Network Open. A team led by Boyoung Park, MD, PhD, from Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea also found that overall mortality from interval breast cancer is comparable with that of screen-detected breast cancer in these women. “These findings also suggest that higher supplemental breast ultrasound use among Korean women, especially those with dense breasts, could be attributed to a lower incidence of interval...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 20, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Womens Imaging Breast Imaging Source Type: news

FES-PET could save $142M in breast cancer costs
Adding F-18 fluroestradiol (FES)-PET/CT imaging to standard of care tests in women with suspected estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer could save the U.S. millions in healthcare costs, according to a study published May 14 in PLOS One.In a budget impact study, GE HealthCare scientists estimated the approach could save up to $142 million over a five-year period, primarily by increasing true-positive and true-negative test results and reducing the need for biopsies, noted a team led by Regina Munter-Young, the company’s head of global market access.“Adding F-18 FES-PET/CT to biopsy/[immunohistochemistry] may inc...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 20, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Molecular Imaging Breast Source Type: news

DTI shows how Alzheimer's affects white matter microstructure
Diffusion-tensor (DTI)-MRI reveals how Alzheimer's -- and cerebral small vessel disease (cSVD) -- affect the brain's white matter microstructure, researchers have found. The effect of these conditions, which are the two most common causes of dementia, on the brain's white matter differ from physiological changes caused by healthy aging, wrote a team led by Mario Tranfa, MD, of the University “Federico II” in Naples, Italy. The findings were published May 16 in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology."While physiological changes in white matter microstructural integrity can be observed in healthy aging, neu...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 20, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Neuroradiology Source Type: news

Lantheus appoints new CMO, CSO
Lantheus Medical Imaging has appointed a new chief medical officer (CMO) and a new chief science officer (CSO).Jeffrey Humphrey, MD, is the company's new CMO. He will oversee Lantheus’ research and development organization, including research and pharmaceutical development, regulatory affairs, clinical development, medical affairs, and isotope strategy. He has spent more than two decades working for pharmaceutical companies such as Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Kyowa Kirin, and Pfizer.Jean-Claude Provost, MD, is the company's new CSO. He will support the firm's business development activities to advance and enhance the co...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 20, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

' Financial toxicity' screening for cancer care needs improvement
Screening for "financial toxicity" (FT) in cancer care could use improvement in the U.S., according to a review published May 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.The term refers to " the objective, subjective, and behavioral patient-level impact of the costs of cancer care," wrote a team led by Nadia Samaha of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The group found that factors associated with worse financial toxicity for patients when it came to cancer care included being younger, having lower income and education, being of color, and having cancer at a more advanced stage."With the ever-escalating cost ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

Radiology among least affected services during Ukraine war
Imaging and radiology centers are among the least affected hospital services in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion in 2022, a study published May 17 in JAMA Health Forum found. A team led by Ubydul Haque, PhD, from the Rutgers Global Health Institute in New Brunswick, NJ found that such services have experienced a slight decrease in availability, while services for cancer screening, laboratory testing, and gynecological care, among others, have been the most impacted. “The ongoing war has inflicted profound devastation on Ukraine’s hospitals,” the Haque team wrote. “The findings of this cross-sec...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

IMV: Hospital-based diagnostic x-ray volumes continue to decline
Davin Korstjens of IMV Medical Information Division. "IMV 2024 Diagnostic X-Ray Market Outlook Report."By site type, over the same period, x-ray procedure volumes in hospitals with fewer than 200 beds had an annual decrease of 4.6%, while for hospitals with 200 to 399 beds, procedure volume decreased 7% and for hospitals with 400 beds or more procedure volume decreased by 0.1%.  .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;} .tg td{border-color:black;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px; overflow:hidden;padding:2px 2px;word-break:normal;} .tg th{border-color:black;border-styl...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Davin Korstjens Tags: Digital X-Ray Source Type: news

New guidance issued on PET/CT imaging in breast cancer
The world’s top nuclear medicine societies have issued international guidelines on the role of PET/CT in patients with invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer, with the document released May 14 in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.Experts from the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) said that despite much literature about the role of F-18 FDG-PET/CT in these patients, “there exists no international guideline with involvement of the nuclear medicine societies about this subject.”Thus, the group reviewed the curre...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Molecular Imaging Breast Source Type: news

Brainomix celebrates FDA clearance for e-Lung
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for  U.K. AI software developer Brainomix's 360 e-Lung image processing algorithm.Entry into the lung imaging space expands the company's footprint in medical imaging beyond its stroke-related applications. Brainomix said that it is developing novel lung imaging biomarkers, such as its weighted reticulovascular score to stratify patients at risk of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis progression.e-Lung consists of thousands of CT scans from academic institutions, according to the company.Brainomix plans to present its latest e-Lung data at the American Thoracic...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Opportunistic chest CT helps predict low bone mineral density
Opportunistic chest CT could be a useful alternative to dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) for assessing low bone mineral density among women, the elderly, and lower-weight patients, researchers have reported. Targeting the correct population for use of CT for this indication is key to better patient care, wrote a team led by Jiongfeng Zhang, MD, of Nanchang University in Jiangxi, China. The findings were published on May 11 in Clinical Interventions in Aging. "CT scans can identify vertebral compression fractures from reconstructed sagittal images, providing an opportunity for detection and proper management," the ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Chest Radiology Source Type: news