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Why radiologists value CAD

Radiologists share with  FierceMedicalImaging  the how's and why's behind CAD use in medical imaging, as well as how they hope to see the technology evolve. Feature

CT angiography a life saver for suspected heart disease patients

The use of computed tomography coronary angiography (CTA) in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) improves outcomes and contributes to improved survival, according to a new study published in the journal  Atherosclerosis.

Over-imaging of children: The discouraging pattern continues

Last year, a study published in  JAMA Pediatrics  evaluated the use of CT scans between 1996 and 2010 in children younger than 15 years and found that between 1996 and 2005 the use of CT doubled among children younger than 5 years old, and almost tripled for older children. The good news in that study was that even though the rate of CT imaging on children remained high, it declined in the period between 2005 and 2010. It seemed that efforts to reduce children's exposure to ionizing radiation through campaigns like Image Gently were having an effect. That's why the results of new research out of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, reported in this week's issue of  FierceMedicalImaging, are so discouraging.  

Tomosynthesis effective for finding cancer, reducing recall rates for women under 50

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is effective in reducing patient recalls and detecting cancers when compared to digital mammography, but is even more effective when used to screen women under the age of 50, according to a study published in October 13 in the  Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Pediatricians order too many head CT scans for children

Children with concussion symptoms are still undergoing too many CT scans according to a study out of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Center.

New PET imaging technique IDs dangerous bacteria

Researchers at Johns Hopkins are combining a PET scanner with a chemical tracer to detect and monitor, in real time, dangerous bacteria inside the body.

Researchers using ultrasound to measure abdominal aortic aneurysms

Researchers at Purdue University's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering are investigating how ultrasound can be used to study abdominal aortic aneurysms, the 13th leading cause of death in the U.S.

Dueling editorials argue merits of CMS LDCT lung cancer screening coverage

With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services poised to make a decision about coverage of low dose CT screening for lung cancer, two editorials published online last week in  JAMA Internal Medicine  took another look at an issue that continues to generate a lot of controversy.

Quick colonoscopy follow-up leads to overuse

A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has found that endoscopists commonly recommend shorter follow-up intervals than colonoscopy guidelines recommend, leading to an overuse of the procedure.

Most adults unaware of connection between breast density and cancer

A survey of 10,000 adults in 10 countries has found that only about one-fourth are aware that women with high breast density are more likely to develop breast cancer.