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New photoacoustic technique improves imaging of intestine

A new, noninvasive imaging technique combining photoacoustic imaging, PET and a nanoscale contrast agent improves imaging of the intestine, according to an article in  Nature Nanotechnology.

Walmart health and its implications for imaging

Walmart has opened five primary care offices across the country with plans to add more. These offices are in/near their stores. And, the supply-chain-rich, nationally-networked behemoth has decided to roll out this initiative by targeting underserved populations. Consequently, it is necessary to ask ourselves, "What is next?" I argue that  imaging  will be the next service offered at discount prices by our local stores. "Welcome to Walmart! Would you like to get a mammogram today?"

Modern imaging tech helps cath labs reduce radiation dose exposure

Cardiologists at Cleveland Clinic were able to significantly reduce radiation doses in their catheterization laboratories through the use of new imaging technology and flat-bed panel detector systems, according to an article published online in  Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Radiology in 2014: What 5 health leaders have to say

From reimbursement to the use of clinical decision support, several issues have been top of mind for radiologists and other health professionals when it comes to medical imaging in 2014. And they haven't been shy about sharing their opinions with  FierceMedicalImaging. Here are five of our favorite quotes so far in 2014.

FDA calls hi-focus ultrasound prostate cancer technology unsafe

The Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted last week not to recommend approval of a high-focus ultrasound technology designed to treat low-risk prostate cancer.

Radiation therapy effective for cardiac care

Two studies recently presented at the recent annual American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Austin, Texas, demonstrate how radiation therapy can be used for more than cancer treatment.

Domain-specific computing research looks to boost low-dose CT efficiency

Researchers from UCLA, Rice University and the Oregon Health and Science University have received a $3 million grant to advance medical imaging--like low-dose computed tomography--through the further development of domain-specific computing.

How can we increase colon cancer screening rates?

This is what we know--colorectal cancer screening works. Despite this, screening rates remain problematic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in three adults ages 50 to 75, haven't been tested for colorectal cancer as recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.

Worldwide diagnostic imaging market to hit $27 billion by 2018

The global diagnostic imaging market is poised for significant growth over the next four years, a new report shows.

Mayo Clinic algorithm reduces CT use for appendicitis

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed an algorithm that can help diagnose appendicitis in children and reduce the need for computed tomography.