Radiology

New Imaging Technique May Enhance Screening for Stroke and Cardiovascular Risk

Volumetric multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) could foster accurate characterization of the makeup of arterial plaque in real time, according to scientists.


Study Reaffirms Screening Mammography’s Centrality in Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths

New research pushes back against suggestions that screening mammography may no longer be a primary factor in decreased breast cancer mortality.


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3D Mammography Reading: A Fast Learning Curve

Radiologists transitioned from reading 2D mammograms to reading 3D mammograms rapidly and with enhanced accuracy, according to a study in Radiology.

Clinicians making the transition to 3D mammography, or digital breast tomosynthesis, needed...


A Fuller Picture: The Transformative Potential of Total-body PET

PET — one of the most important tools in clinicians’ armamentarium for cancer diagnosis, staging and therapy evaluation — has a significant limitation: It can scan only a portion of the body at a time. That may change soon, with wide implications for research and clinical practice.


Study Highlights Need for Radiology Preparedness during Mass Casualty Incidents

Involvement of radiologists in mapping out medical facilities’ mass casualty incident (MCI) plans is key to handling those occurrences, as demonstrated by a 2015 tragedy in Seattle that left 51 victims in need of emergency care.


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Direct Communication Linked to Higher Screening Rate

When women who are at high risk for breast cancer and have undergone mammography get a letter describing options for further imaging with contrast-enhanced MRI of the breast, they are more apt to return for follow-up screening,...


Shorter Treatment Yields Similar Disease-free Survival Rate for Some Prostate Cancer Patients

For certain prostate cancer patients, a shorter radiation therapy (RT) treatment protocol has produced results comparable to those generated by longer treatments.


Breakthroughs in Liver Surgery

Patients with liver diseases now benefit from a wide range of treatment options including microwave ablation, transarterial embolization, portal vein embolization, staged hepatic resection, and neoadjuvant chemotherapy.


Winthrop-University Hospital Expands its Reach with the NYCyberKnife Center in Manhattan

As a pioneer in the use of CyberKnife technology, Winthrop-University Hospital expanded its innovative treatment program from Long Island to New York City with the opening of the NYCyberKnife Center in 2014, providing access to breakthrough radiation technologies for patients throughout the tri-state area and beyond.


St. Luke’s University Health Network Initiative Offers Precise Guidance on Breast Screening

While widespread use of mammograms has reduced mortality from breast cancer, specialists at St. Luke’s University Health Network have developed an algorithm to help providers offer additional, nuanced screenings that take into account individual variations in breast density. At the same time, St. Luke’s University Health Network is incorporating advanced technology to aid early detection.