GE to acquire ultrasound firm BK Medical for $1.5B
September 23, 2021 -- GE Healthcare has signed a deal to acquire specialty ultrasound and surgical visualization developer BK Medical for $1.45 billion. GE said the acquisition will help its $3 billion ultrasound business expand into surgical and therapeutic interventions. Read More
Clinicians in Japan use navigation system for TMJ surgery
September 20, 2021 -- Clinicians in Japan successfully performed a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis surgery on a pediatric patient using a computer-assisted navigation system, according to details published on September 10 in the Journal of Medical Case Reports. Read More
MRI radiomics can help predict breast cancer treatment response
September 14, 2021 -- A nomogram based on MRI radiomics and clinical variables can predict whether hormone receptor-positive breast cancer patients will respond to endocrine therapy, according to research published online September 11 in the Breast. Read More
Use AI with CT to better assess stroke patients' collateral flow
September 13, 2021 -- Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can be used with CT perfusion imaging to assess stroke patients' collateral flow, according to a study published September 8 in World Neurosurgery. Read More
Electronic protocols save time in breast localization procedures
September 9, 2021 -- Switching to an electronic protocol process can improve start times for breast localization procedures by almost 10 minutes, according to research published September 7 in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Read More
CT body composition analysis helps reveal colon cancer secrets
August 31, 2021 -- Body composition analysis on CT reveals that colon cancer patients with high visceral fat and low muscle mass are more likely to have worse outcomes, according to research published August 30 in JAMA Network Open. Inflammation also plays a key role. Read More
Virtual reality reduces pain for kids during PIVC placement
August 27, 2021 -- Virtual reality technology can make peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) placement less painful and anxiety-inducing for pediatric patients, according to research published online August 25 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
PET radiomics predict relapse in lymphoma patients
August 23, 2021 -- There's more to F-18 FDG PET than meets the eye -- especially if radiomics features are added -- when imaging patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, according to a study published August 18 in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Read More
CT radiomic features predict gastric cancer chemotherapy response
August 19, 2021 -- A CT-based radiomics model helped clinicians predict response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with advanced gastric cancer, according to a study published August 19 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
AI can assess sarcopenia on chest and abdominal CT exams
August 19, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm worked well to assess sarcopenia -- a risk factor for future hip fractures and death -- on both chest and abdominal CT scans, according to research published August 18 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More