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FierceMedicalImaging: Our final issue

A little more than two years after publishing our first issue, this week's issue of  FierceMedicalImaging  will be the last.

Mammographic interpretation by radiologists varies depending on technologists

The way in which radiologists interpret screening mammographies varies significantly depending on the technologists performing the examinations, according to research recently published in  Academic Radiology.

High-def scopes for colonoscopy sufficient to diagnose polyps

Investigators at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, have determined that experienced gastroenterologists can use high-definition optical lenses during colonoscopies to accurately assess polyps.

Emphysema on CT indicates increased mortality risk

Researchers have found that persons who display signs of emphysema on CT scans--even if they don't suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or airflow obstruction--have an increased mortality risk.

Microwaves an alternative to mammo for breast cancer screening?

While screening modalities such as mammography are effective at detecting early breast cancers, they can be problematic since they subject patients to ionizing radiation, as well as discomfort caused by compressing the breast in order to produce diagnostically useful images. One possible alternative, as described in an article in the current issue of the journal  Review of Scientific Instruments, could be the use of microwaves.

Despite alternatives, women still undergo longer courses of breast cancer rad therapy

Most women who are treated for early-stage breast cancer in the U.S. undergo a course of radiation therapy that is much longer than a less time consuming version of the treatment that oncologists believe is just as effective.

Researchers question value of ultrasound screening

A new study questions whether routine ultrasounds are necessary for women with dense breasts who have had normal mammograms.

NCCN releases new guidelines on prostate cancer imaging

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has updated its guidelines for program cancer.

RSNA 2014: Study finds more lung cancers in poor, underserved area than NLST population

The introduction of a CT lung cancer screening program in a poor, underserved community of New York City using National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) standards resulted in the detection of more cancers than other studies, according to research presented last week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago.

RSNA 2014: Abbreviated protocol could make MRI suitable for mass breast cancer screening

The search for an improved breast cancer screening method could ultimately settle on abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to Christiane Kuhl, M.D, of the department of diagnostic and interventional radiology at the University of Aachen in Germany.