Preclinical PET sheds light on Parkinson's abnormalities
July 17, 2018 -- Data collected from preclinical PET scans of rhesus macaque monkeys eventually could help physicians examine stress and inflammation in the hearts of people with Parkinson's disease, according to a study published online July 13 in npj Parkinson's Disease.
Multiparametric MRI aids in prostate cancer follow-up
July 16, 2018 -- Multiparametric MRI is a valuable option for monitoring patients who have undergone MRI-guided focal laser ablation for prostate cancer, according to a study published online July 11 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
House committee further delays USPSTF mammo recommendations
July 16, 2018 -- A U.S. House of Representatives committee has voted to further extend the current moratorium against the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2009 breast cancer screening recommendations and to increase spending for the National Institutes of Health, according to the American College of Radiology.
Machine-learning algorithm detects schizophrenia on fMRI
July 16, 2018 -- Researchers from Canada have developed a machine-learning algorithm capable of identifying schizophrenia on functional MRI (fMRI) scans of the brain, according to a study recently published online in Molecular Psychiatry.
Calif. mayor proposes necktie ban after MRI study
July 13, 2018 -- A new research study that used MRI to show that wearing neckties could restrict blood flow to the brain has prompted the mayor of a California town to propose a law that would bar employers in the city from requiring that their workers wear ties.
NEMA updates performance measurements for PET
July 13, 2018 -- The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published revisions to its recommended method for measuring and reporting PET performance parameters.
FDA clears Zebra Medical's CAC scoring software
July 13, 2018 -- Big-data visualization software developer Zebra Medical Vision has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its Coronary Calcium Scoring software algorithm for calculating coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores from CT scans.
RaySearch updates its RayCare software
July 13, 2018 -- Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories has released RayCare 2A, the latest version of its RayCare oncology information system.
SPECT leads preclinical HIV research
July 13, 2018 -- The use of SPECT to evaluate the immune system in macaque monkeys infected with a simian form of HIV someday could help HIV-positive humans, according to a preclinical study published online July 12 in JCI Insight.
Start-up offers 'name your price' tool for imaging
July 12, 2018 -- A start-up company called Medmo is offering a platform that connects patients with radiology providers across the U.S. and allows them to name the price they can afford for their next imaging test.