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    RADIOLOGY - Google News

  • Mandate for imaging informatics: Build radiology's IT value platform - Health Imaging

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Mandate for imaging informatics: Build radiology's IT value platformHealth ImagingLet go of past practice patterns, embrace ACR's Imaging 3.0 vision of the future, roll up your sleeves and help create radiology's IT value platform, urged the director of innovation in imaging informatics, department of radiology, MD Anderson Cancer
  • Radiologist joins Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire - Chippewa Herald

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Chippewa HeraldRadiologist joins Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau ClaireChippewa HeraldMegan Meyers, M.D., recently joined the Radiology Department at Mayo Clinic Health System and will see patients in Barron, Bloomer, Eau Claire, Osseo, Menomonie and Rice Lake. Dr. Meyers earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry from the College of ...and more »
  • Seeking radiology in the value aisle: Concede nothing on quality, do more with ... - Health Imaging

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Seeking radiology in the value aisle: Concede nothing on quality, do more with Health ImagingSo said Rasu Shrestha, MD, a radiologist who serves as chief innovation officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, in a presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine the last week of May in National
  • Wright joins Radiology Ltd. - Inside Tucson Business

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    Inside Tucson BusinessWright joins Radiology Ltd.Inside Tucson BusinessHe completed his MD at Georgetown University School of Medicine then moved on to his residencies at University of Arizona in Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Wright completed his fellowship in nuclear radiology at University of Arizona.
  • Dr. Eric Rohren named chair of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine - Baylor College of Medicine News (press release)

    23 Jul 2015 | 9:24 am
    Baylor College of Medicine News (press release)Dr. Eric Rohren named chair of radiology at Baylor College of MedicineBaylor College of Medicine News (press release)Rohren currently serves as a professor in the Departments of Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and is chief of the Section of Positron Emission Tomography ...
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  • Radiology Comics

    Alessandra Simmons
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    How would you finish the sentence: "To calm your anxiety about your MRI...." Click here to find out how Diagnistic Imaging Comic Jon Hunter did.  Source: UBM Diagnostic Imaging. 
  • Radiologist Projections for 2015: Were They Right So Far?

    Alessandra Simmons
    18 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    At RSNA 2014, EverBank Commercial Finance, Inc. conducted a survey of attendees regarding their top priorities for 2015. The numbers are highlighted in the infographic here. Now that we are more than half-way through, do you think the priorities have changed? Join the conversation and tell us what you think! Source: UBM Partner Site Diagnostic Imaging - For full article, please click here
  • Imaging Can Detect CAC, Predict Mortality

    Alessandra Simmons
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Coronary artery calcification imaging determines plaque build up and accurately predicts 15-year mortality among asymptomatic patients, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers from Georgia, New York, Maryland, California, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee performed a study to determine the extent of coronary artery calcification (CAC) and near-term adverse clinical outcomes are associated over a follow-up period of five years. Source: UBM Partner Site Diagnostic Imaging - For full article, please click here.
  • The Pathway to Dominating Radiology and Imaging

    Alessandra Simmons
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    A report from Transparency Market Research recently stated that the global teleradiology market was worth approximately $0.92 billion in 2012.  The estimation is that this market will grow at a rate of approximately 22.3% between now and 2019, resulting in an estimated worth of approximately $3.78 billion in 2019.  With this much money entering the market in such a short period of time, as stated in my previous columns, the pressure to dominate the market will be irresistible for corporate and imaging players alike; but who are the major players?  Source: UBM Partner Site Diagnostic…
  • Imaging Explains COPD Symptoms, Exercise Limitations

    Alessandra Simmons
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Magnetic resonance imaging can help measure exercise limitations in patients with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and both MRI and CT can provide information about their symptoms, according to a study published in Radiology.  Source: UBM Partner Site Diagnostic Imaging - For full article, please click here.
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    Radiology News

  • Specific cardiovascular risk factors may predict Alzheimer's disease

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, are associated with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer's disease and dementia according to a study published online in the journal Radiology . "We already know that vascular risk factors damage the brain and can result in cognitive impairment," said Kevin S. King, M.D., assistant professor of radiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
  • 3-D mammography improves breast cancer detection

    25 Jul 2015 | 1:02 am
    When it comes to beating breast cancer, early detection is crucial. Survival rates for women with breast cancer range from 90 percent when the cancer is found early, to as low as 10 percent when it is found in a later stage.
  • Mistissini, Que., gets its own medical imaging department

    24 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    A new Medical Imaging department in Mistissini, Que is saving the Cree Board of Health and Social Services both travel costs and time. Patients in Mistissini, Que., no longer have to travel and wait for an X-ray after a new medical imaging department was opened by the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay in June.
  • Breast cancer experts: Mammograms aren't perfect, but women should get screened

    24 Jul 2015 | 10:38 am
    A radiologist compares an image from an earlier, two-dimensional technology mammogram to the new 3D mammography. The technology can detect much smaller cancers earlier.
  • Just Published: 'ClearStream Technologies Ltd - Medical Equipment - Deals and Alliances Profile'

    23 Jul 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Recently published research from GlobalData, "ClearStream Technologies Ltd - Medical Equipment - Deals and Alliances Profile", is now available at Fast Market Research ClearStream Technologies Ltd is a medical device company. The company carries out the development and manufacture of medical devices used by interventional cardiologists, radiologists, and vascular surgeons in angioplasty procedures.
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    American Journal of Neuroradiology current issue

  • Ultra-High-Field MR Neuroimaging [REVIEW ARTICLES]

    Balchandani, P., Naidich, T. P.
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    SUMMARY: At ultra-high magnetic fields, such as 7T, MR imaging can noninvasively visualize the brain in unprecedented detail and through enhanced contrast mechanisms. The increased SNR and enhanced contrast available at 7T enable higher resolution anatomic and vascular imaging. Greater spectral separation improves detection and characterization of metabolites in spectroscopic imaging. Enhanced blood oxygen level–dependent contrast affords higher resolution functional MR imaging. Ultra-high-field MR imaging also facilitates imaging of nonproton nuclei such as sodium and phosphorus. These…
  • Mechanisms of Healing in Coiled Intracranial Aneurysms: A Review of the Literature [REVIEW ARTICLES]

    Brinjikji, W., Kallmes, D. F., Kadirvel, R.
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    SUMMARY: Recanalization of intracranial aneurysms following endovascular coiling remains a frustratingly common occurrence. An understanding of the molecular and histopathologic mechanisms of aneurysm healing following coil embolization is essential to improving aneurysm occlusion rates. Histopathologic studies in coiled human and experimental aneurysms suggest that during the first month postcoiling, thrombus formation and active inflammation occur within the aneurysm dome. Several months following embolization, the aneurysm is excluded from the parent vessel by formation of a neointimal…
  • Predicting the Prognosis of Oral Tongue Carcinoma Using a Simple Quantitative Measurement Based on Preoperative MR Imaging: Tumor Thickness versus Tumor Volume [HEAD & NECK]

    Hu, H., Cheng, K.- L., Xu, X.- Q., Wu, F.- Y., Tyan, Y.- S., Tsai, C.- H., Shen, C.- Y.
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Several studies indicated that tumor thickness or tumor volume might be helpful predictors for the prognosis of oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma. Our aim was to compare the value of tumor thickness versus tumor volume measurement based on preoperative MR imaging in predicting the prognosis of oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma, especially focusing on lymph node metastases and local recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical, pathologic, and imaging data of patients with 46 oral tongue squamous cell carcinomas were retrospectively studied. Logistic regression…
  • Social Media and Public Outreach: A Physician Primer [SOCIAL MEDIA VIGNETTE]

    Radmanesh, A., Duszak, R., Fitzgerald, R. T.
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
  • Endovascular Recanalization in Acute Ischemic Stroke Using the Solitaire FR Revascularization Device with Adjunctive C-Arm CT Imaging [INTERVENTIONAL]

    Mitchell, B. D., Chinnadurai, P., Chintalapani, G., Morsi, H. A., Shaltoni, H., Mawad, M. E.
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    SUMMARY: In this clinical report, we examined a single-center experience by using the Solitaire FR Revascularization Device in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke in which there was poor initial visualization of the occluded arterial branches by using biplanar cerebral angiography. In all cases, adjunctive C-arm CT was used during the deployment of the thrombectomy device to gain additional information regarding device placement and expansion. Outcome measures included the extent of reperfusion, posttreatment changes in NIHSS scores, posttreatment TICI scores, cerebral hemorrhage, and…
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    Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology

  • Interventions to facilitate recovering from job stress in an oncology setting: One size does not fit all

    Afaf Girgis
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:57 am
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    28 Jul 2015 | 2:57 am
  • Computed tomography overexposure as a consequence of extended scan length

    Mohamed Khaldoun Badawy, Michael Galea, Kam Shan Mong, Paul U
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    Abstract IntroductionThis study aimed to raise awareness around the increased effective dose as scan length chosen is increased from standard protocol MethodsThe Monte Carlo-based software CT-Expo (G. Stamm (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany) and H.D. Nagel (SASCRAD, Buchholz, Germany)) was used to simulate the effective dose increase as the scanned region of the standard protocol increased. ResultsThe results of this study show that for scans with a high computed tomography dose index (CTDI)vol the patient could be exposed to an extra 1 mSv within 6 cm of overscan.
  • 3T MRI evaluation of large nerve perineural spread of head and neck cancers

    Justin Baulch, Mitesh Gandhi, Jennifer Sommerville, Ben Panizza
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    Abstract IntroductionAccurate definition of the presence and extent of large nerve perineural spread (PNS) is a vital component in planning appropriate surgery and radiotherapy for head and neck cancers. Our research aimed to define the sensitivity and specificity of 3T MRI in detecting the presence and extent of large nerve PNS, compared with histologic evaluation. MethodsRetrospective review of surgically proven cases of large nerve PNS in patients with preoperative 3T MRI performed as high resolution neurogram. Results3T MRI had a sensitivity of 95% and a specificity of 84%, detecting PNS…
  • Radiation Oncology Training Program Curriculum developments in Australia and New Zealand: Design, implementation and evaluation – What next?

    Sandra Turner, Matthew Seel, Martin Berry
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Abstract IntroductionThe Australian and New Zealand Radiation Oncology Training Program has undergone major changes to align with pedagogical principles and best-evidence practice. The curriculum was designed around the Canadian Medical Education Directives for Specialists framework and involved structural programme changes and new in-training assessment. This paper summarises the work of programme design and implementation and presents key findings from an evaluation of the revised programme. MethodsAn independent team conducted the evaluation during the last year of the first 5-year…
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    BMC Medical Imaging - Latest Articles

  • Non-contrast coronary artery wall and plaque imaging using inversion-recovery prepared steady-state free precession

    Takeshi Ishimoto
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Background: The objective of this study was to investigate whether three-dimensional (3D) single inversion-recovery prepared steady-state free precession (IR-SSFP) could characterize the coronary artery wall. Methods: IR-SSFP was scanned on a 1.5-T MR scanner with a five element cardiac coil. One hundred and twenty-one subjects with known or suspected coronary artery disease who had undergone X-ray coronary angiography (XCA) underwent coronary artery wall imaging using IR-SSFP sequences. In each coronary segment, the detection of the coronary wall was categorized, and contrast (signal of…
  • Diagnostic accuracy of left ventricular longitudinal function by speckle tracking echocardiography to predict significant coronary artery stenosis. A systematic review

    Ingvild Billehaug Norum
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Background: Patients evaluated for acute and chronic chest pain comprise a large, heterogeneous group that often provides diagnostic challenges. Although speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) has proved to have diagnostic value in acute coronary syndrome it is not commonly incorporated in everyday practice.The purpose of the present systematic review was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of left ventricular (LV) longitudinal function by STE to predict significant coronary artery stenosis (CAD+) or not (CAD-) verified by coronary angiography in patients with chest pain suspected to be of…
  • Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome due to Mycobacterium avium complex successfully followed up using 18  F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus infection: A case report

    Ho Namkoong
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Background: In human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) due to nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection is one of the most difficult types of IRIS to manage. 18  F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ( 18  F-FDG PET/CT) has been suggested as a useful tool for evaluating the inflammatory status of HIV-infected patients. We present the first case of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)-associated IRIS (MAC-IRIS) that was successfully followed up using 18  F-FDG PET/CT.Case presentationA…
  • Unusual presentation of primary hyperparathyroidism: report of three cases

    Ruibin Huang
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Background: Primary hyperparathyroidism is an endocrinopathic condition characterized by hypersecretion of parathyroid hormone. Excess parathyroid hormone results in an altered state of osseous metabolism involving bone resorption and tissue change known as osteitis fibrosa cystica, which is the end stage of primary hyperparathyroidism. Osteitis fibrosa cystica is associated with the development of brown tumors, which are rare because hyperparathyroidism is now usually diagnosed and treated before symptoms develop. Brown tumors are rarely the first symptom of hyperparathyroidism and can…
  • Osteoporosis imaging: effects of bone preservation on MDCT-based trabecular bone microstructure parameters and finite element models

    Thomas Baum
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Background: Osteoporosis is defined as a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength due to a reduction of bone mass and deterioration of bone microstructure predisposing an individual to an increased risk of fracture. Trabecular bone microstructure analysis and finite element models (FEM) have shown to improve the prediction of bone strength beyond bone mineral density (BMD) measurements. These computational methods have been developed and validated in specimens preserved in formalin solution or by freezing. However, little is known about the effects of preservation on…
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    Cardiovascular Ultrasound - Latest Articles

  • Assessment of dipyridamole stress echocardiography for risk stratification of diabetic patients

    Liz Baroncini
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Background: Despite advances in medical therapy, cardiovascular disease, mainly coronary artery disease (CAD), remains the leading cause of mortality among patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). The objective of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of dipyridamole stress echocardiography in identify diabetic patients at high risk for cardiovascular events. Methods: Dipyridamole stress echocardiography was administered to 483 diabetic patients (294 women; mean age 63.41 ± 11.28 years) between July 2006 and December 2012. Results: Follow-up data were available for 264 patients…
  • Comparison of carotid plaque tissue characteristics in patients with acute coronary syndrome or stable angina pectoris: assessment by iPlaque, transcutaneous carotid ultrasonography with integrated backscatter analysis

    Mika Bando
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Background: The association of the tissue characteristics of carotid plaques with coronary artery disease has attracted interest. The present study compared the tissue characteristics of carotid plaques in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with those in patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP) using the iPlaque system, which is based on ultrasound integrated backscatter.Methods and resultsCarotid ultrasound examinations were performed in 26 patients with ACS, and 38 age- and gender-matched patients with SAP. Neither plaque area nor maximal intima-media thickness differed…
  • Early markers of right heart involvement in regular smokers by Pocket Size Imaging Device

    Vincenzo Schiano-Lomoriello
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    PurposeTo test the diagnostic power of Pocket Size Imaging Device (PSID) in detecting early signs of right heart (RH) involvement in regular smokers (RS) free of overt cardiac involvement. Methods: One-hundred-forty-three regular smokers and 51 healthy controls, comparable for age and sex, underwent physical exam (PE), PSID exam and standard echocardiography. Based on a simplified Boston score, ≥1 of clinical signs (jugular venous distension, hepatomegaly, peripheral pitting oedema and abnormal pulmonary sounds) were considered indicative of RH involvement. A composite score (1 to 4)…
  • A case report of ventricular dysfunction post pericardiocentesis: stress cardiomyopathy or pericardial decompression syndrome?

    Chadi Ayoub
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We report a case of transient biventricular dysfunction post therapeutic pericardiocentesis, with classic features of stress cardiomyopathy (SCM). In our patient, the clinical and echocardiographic features were more in keeping with Takotsubo-type SCM than pericardial decompression syndrome (PDS). Our case is instructive in challenging our understanding of the aetiology of LV dysfunction complicating pericardiocentesis, and in highlighting the importance of careful clinical evaluation (altered heart rate and dyspnoea) in suspecting acute LV dysfunction after initial clinical improvement with…
  • New diastolic cardiomyopathy in patients with severe accidental hypothermia after ECMO rewarming: a case-series observational study

    Tomasz Darocha
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    IntroductionAccidental hypothermia is a condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Hypothermia has been reported to affect left ventricular systolic and diastolic function. However, most of the data come from animal experimental studies.Aim of the studyThe purpose of the present study was to assess the impact of severe accidental hypothermia on systolic and diastolic ventricular function in patients treated using veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Methods: We prospectively assessed nine hypothermic patients (8 male, age 25–78 years) who were…
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    Human Brain Mapping

  • The dynamic nature of assimilation and accommodation procedures in the brains of Chinese–English and English–Chinese bilinguals

    Yafeng Sun, Danling Peng, Guosheng Ding, Ting Qi, Amy S. Desroches, Li Liu
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Abstract The framework of assimilation and accommodation has been proposed to explain the brain mechanisms supporting second language reading acquisition (Perfetti et al. [2007]: Bilingual Lang Cogn 10:131). Assimilation refers to using the procedures of the native language network in the acquisition of a new writing system, whereas accommodation refers to using second language procedures for reading the newly acquired writing system. We investigated assimilation and accommodation patterns in the brains of bilingual individuals by recruiting a group of Chinese–English bilinguals and a group…
  • Neuroticism and conscientiousness respectively constrain and facilitate short-term plasticity within the working memory neural network

    Danai Dima, Karl J. Friston, Klaas E. Stephan, Sophia Frangou
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Abstract Individual differences in cognitive efficiency, particularly in relation to working memory (WM), have been associated both with personality dimensions that reflect enduring regularities in brain configuration, and with short-term neural plasticity, that reflects task-related changes in brain connectivity. To elucidate the relationship of these two divergent mechanisms, we tested the hypothesis that personality dimensions, which reflect enduring aspects of brain configuration, inform about the neurobiological framework within which short-term, task-related plasticity, as measured by…
  • Comparison of continuously acquired resting state and extracted analogues from active tasks

    Sebastian Ganger, Andreas Hahn, Martin Küblböck, Georg S. Kranz, Marie Spies, Thomas Vanicek, René Seiger, Ronald Sladky, Christian Windischberger, Siegfried Kasper, Rupert Lanzenberger
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Abstract Functional connectivity analysis of brain networks has become an important tool for investigation of human brain function. Although functional connectivity computations are usually based on resting-state data, the application to task-specific fMRI has received growing attention. Three major methods for extraction of resting-state data from task-related signal have been proposed (1) usage of unmanipulated task data for functional connectivity; (2) regression against task effects, subsequently using the residuals; and (3) concatenation of baseline blocks located in-between task blocks.
  • Altered inhibition-related frontolimbic connectivity in obsessive–compulsive disorder

    Laura S. Velzen, Stella J. Wit, Branislava Ćurĉić-Blake, Daniëlle C. Cath, Froukje E. Vries, Dick J. Veltman, Ysbrand D. Werf, Odile A. Heuvel
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Abstract BackgroundRecent studies have shown that response inhibition is impaired in patients with obsessive–compulsive disorder and their unaffected siblings, suggesting that these deficits may be considered a cognitive endophenotype of obsessive–compulsive disorder. Structural and functional neural correlates of altered response inhibition have been identified in patients and siblings. This study aims to examine the functional integrity of the response inhibition network in patients with obsessive–compulsive disorder and their unaffected siblings. MethodsForty-one unmedicated patients…
  • The subthalamic nucleus during decision-making with multiple alternatives

    Max C. Keuken, Leendert Van Maanen, Rafal Bogacz, Andreas Schäfer, Jane Neumann, Robert Turner, Birte U. Forstmann
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:16 am
    Abstract Several prominent neurocomputational models predict that an increase of choice alternatives is modulated by increased activity in the subthalamic nucleus (STN). In turn, increased STN activity allows prolonged accumulation of information. At the same time, areas in the medial frontal cortex such as the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and the pre-SMA are hypothesized to influence the information processing in the STN. This study set out to test concrete predictions of STN activity in multiple-alternative decision-making using a multimodal combination of 7 Tesla structural and…
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    International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics

  • Leukoencephalopathy following Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases

    Daniel M. Trifiletti, Cheng-Chia Lee, David Schlesinger, James M. Larner, Zhiyuan Xu, Jason P. Sheehan
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in the treatment of multiple brain metastases has increased dramatically over the past decade. Although neurotoxicity is a known complication following whole brain radiation (WBRT), no evidence exists predicting leukoencephalopathy following SRS. Our results indicate that intracranial tumor burden, WBRT, and integral SRS dose each predict for leukoencephalopathy as defined by white matter changes on MRI. This study defines parameters which could be used to abrogate this radiation-induced delayed toxicity.
  • Definition and validation of “favorable high-risk prostate cancer”: implications for personalizing treatment of radiation-managed patients

    Vinayak Muralidhar, Ming-Hui Chen, Gally Reznor, Brian J. Moran, Michelle H. Braccioforte, Clair J. Beard, Felix Y. Feng, Karen E. Hoffman, Toni K. Choueiri, Neil E. Martin, Christopher J. Sweeney, Quoc-Dien Trinh, Paul L. Nguyen
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    /Objective: Consensus guidelines recommend similar treatments for all radiation-managed patients with high-risk prostate cancer. We sought to define and validate a classification of favorable high-risk disease that could be used to personalize therapy.
  • Combination of gold nanoparticle-conjugated TNF-α and radiation therapy results in a synergistic anti-tumor response in murine carcinoma models

    Nathan A. Koonce, Matthew C. Quick, Matthew E. Hardee, Azemat Jamshidi-Parsian, Judith A. Dent, Giulio F. Paciotti, Dmitry Nedosekin, Ruud P.M. Dings, Robert J. Griffin
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Clinical results indicated that systemic administration of TNF is hampered by dose-limiting toxicities. However, a novel delivery platform, CYT-6091 PEGylated gold nanoparticles incorporating TNF, was well tolerated in recent Phase I trials. Here, we observed synergistic tumor growth inhibition when CYT-6091 is combined with radiation therapy. CYT-6091 also reduced tumor interstitial fluid pressure to levels found in normal tissue and affected a subpopulation of tumor vessels.
  • Accumulated Delivered Dose Response of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Liver Metastases

    Anand Swaminath, Christine Massey, James D. Brierley, Rob Dinniwell, Rebecca Wong, John J. Kim, Michael Velec, Kristy K. Brock, Laura A. Dawson
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In this study, local control of liver metastases SBRT was tested by comparing accumulated dose to the GTV using IGRT against planned dose to the PTV. The results showed that accumulated GTV doses were higher than planned dose (suggesting adequate PTV margins), and were stronger predictors for time to local progression on both univariate and multivariate models, suggesting a more evident dose-response with accumulated versus planned dose.
  • Definitive Management of Oligometastatic Melanoma in a Murine Model Using Combined Ablative Radiotherapy and Viroimmunotherapy

    Miran Blanchard, Kevin G. Shim, Michael P. Grams, Karishma Rajani, Rosa M. Diaz, Keith M. Furutani, Jill Thompson, Kenneth R. Olivier, Sean S. Park, Svetomir N. Markovic, Hardev Pandha, Alan Melcher, Kevin Harrington, Shane Zaidi, Richard Vile
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We show here that Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) can be combined with systemically administered vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) expressing a tumor associated antigen to enhance survival in a model of oligometastatic melanoma. Whilst SABR controlled local tumor through direct cell ablation, systemic VSV-TAA generated T cell responses, which cleared metastatic tumors. This preclinical approach represents an effective, complementary combination therapy model, which can be further combined with additional immune modulator therapies.
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    Journal of Clinical Ultrasound

  • Gray-scale and color Doppler sonographic features of complex fibroadenomas of the breast

    Kwang Hwi Lee, Suk Jung Kim, Young Mi Park, Woogyeong Kim, Jung Hee Yoon, Jong Woon Song, Seung Ho Kim, Yun-Jung Lim, Hye Jin Baek, Seon-Jeong Kim, Yedaun Lee
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    ABSTRACT PurposeTo investigate gray-scale and color Doppler sonographic (US) features of complex fibroadenoma (FA), according to the Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) lexicon. MethodsFrom 2010 through 2013, 586 women with FAs were seen; 101 (17%) of those lesions were diagnosed as complex FAs on percutaneous needle biopsy or surgery. Among the patients with complex FAs, 67 who had US examination results available were included in this study. In addition, the results from 98 women who had simple FAs were included as controls. US features were retrospectively analyzed by two…
  • Duplex ultrasonography findings are not related to menstrual cycle phases in women with early symptoms of lower extremity chronic venous disease

    Aytac Gulcu, Can Ozutemiz, Baran Ugurlu, Timur Kose
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:16 pm
    ABSTRACT PurposeTo investigate if duplex ultrasonography findings change according to the menstrual cycle phases in women with early symptoms of lower extremity chronic venous disease. MethodsThirty women (60 extremities) aged 18–50 years with regular menstrual cycles who presented with complaints of telangiectasia and/or trunk varices with accompanying leg pain were evaluated prospectively by duplex ultrasonography at three different times of a single menstrual cycle. Previous DVT or menstrual irregularities were exclusion criteria. All exams were performed by the same radiologist, under…
  • Complications of percutaneous thrombin injection in patients with postcatheterization femoral pseudoaneurysm

    Jacek Kurzawski, Marcin Sadowski, Agnieszka Janion-Sadowska
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    ABSTRACT Complications after sonographic-guided percutaneous thrombin injection have not been extensively studied. A total of 353 patients with femoral artery postcatheterization pseudoaneurysms were prospectively screened. Arterial microembolization occurred in 53 patients (15%) and pulmonary embolism occurred in 1 patient (0.28%). None of the patients developed peripheral arterial embolism. The length of the communicating channel between arterial lumen and pseudoaneurysm was inversely correlated (p < 0.0001), and the need for repeated procedure was directly correlated (p = 0.02)…
  • Internal medicine point-of-care ultrasound assessment of left ventricular function correlates with formal echocardiography

    Benjamin K. Johnson, David M. Tierney, Terry K. Rosborough, Kevin M. Harris, Marc C. Newell
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    ABSTRACT PurposeAlthough focused cardiac ultrasonographic (FoCUS) examination has been evaluated in emergency departments and intensive care units with good correlation to formal echocardiography, accuracy for the assessment of left ventricular systolic function (LVSF) when performed by internal medicine physicians still needs independent evaluation. MethodsThis prospective observational study in a 640-bed, academic, quaternary care center, included 178 inpatients examined by 10 internal medicine physicians who had completed our internal medicine bedside ultrasound training program. The…
  • The effect of maternal obesity on sonographic fetal weight estimation and perinatal outcome in pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction

    Fiona Cody, Julia Unterscheider, Sean Daly, Michael P. Geary, Mairead M. Kennelly, Fionnuala M. McAuliffe, Keelin O'Donoghue, Alyson Hunter, John J. Morrison, Gerard Burke, Patrick Dicker, Elizabeth C. Tully, Fergal D. Malone
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    ABSTRACT PurposeMaternal obesity represents a challenge in the sonographic (US) assessment of fetal weight, and is a recognized risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcome. The objective of this secondary analysis of data from the Prospective Observational Trial to Optimize Pediatric Health in fetal growth restriction (FGR) Study (PORTO) was to describe the effect of maternal obesity on the accuracy of US in determining the estimated fetal weight (EFW) and the perinatal outcome of pregnancies affected by FGR. MethodsBetween 2010 and 2012, 1,116 women with nonanomalous singleton pregnancies with…
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    Radiation Oncology - Latest Articles

  • Increased SHP-1 expression results in radioresistance, inhibition of cellular senescence, and cell cycle redistribution in nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells

    Ziyi Sun
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Background: Radioresistance is the main limit to the efficacy of radiotherapy in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). SHP-1 is involved in cancer progression, but its role in radioresistance and senescence of NPC is not well understood. This study aimed to assess the role of SHP-1 in the radioresistance and senescence of NPC cells. Methods: SHP-1 was knocked-down and overexpressed in CNE-1 and CNE-2 cells using lentiviruses. Cells were irradiated to observe their radiosensitivity by colony forming assay. BrdU incorporation assay and flow cytometry were used to monitor cell cycle. A…
  • Erratum: Oligometastases in prostate cancer: restaging stage IV cancers and new radiotherapy options

    Antonio Moreno
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
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  • Whole-brain radiation therapy for brain metastases: detrimental or beneficial?

    Cengiz Gemici
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Stereotactic radiosurgery is frequently used, either alone or together with whole-brain radiation therapy to treat brain metastases from solid tumors. Certain experts and radiation oncology groups have proposed replacing whole-brain radiation therapy with stereotactic radiosurgery alone for the management of brain metastases. Although randomized trials have favored adding whole-brain radiation therapy to stereotactic radiosurgery for most end points, a recent meta-analysis demonstrated a survival disadvantage for patients treated with whole-brain radiation therapy and stereotactic…
  • Determining optimal planning target volume and image guidance policy for post-prostatectomy intensity modulated radiotherapy

    Linda Bell
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Background: There is limited information available on the optimal Planning Target Volume (PTV) expansions and image guidance for post-prostatectomy intensity modulated radiotherapy (PP-IMRT). As the prostate bed does not move in a uniform manner, there is a rationale for anisotropic PTV margins with matching to soft tissue. The aim of this study is to find the combination of PTV expansion and image guidance policy for PP-IMRT that provides the best balance of target coverage whilst minimising dose to the organs at risk. Methods: The Cone Beam CT (CBCT) images (n = 377) of 40 patients who…
  • A phase I/II trial of intraoperative breast radiotherapy in an Asian population: 5-year results of local control and cosmetic outcome

    Mariko Kawamura
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Background: To date, there are no reports of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) use with long-term follow up as a method of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) in Asian countries. We initiated a prospective phase I/II clinical trial of IORT in Japan in 2007, and herein, we report the 5-year follow-up results.Materials and methodsThe following inclusion criteria were used for enrollment in the trial: (1) tumor size < 2.5 cm, (2) desire for breast-conserving surgery, (3) age >50 years, and (4) negative margins after resection. In February 2009, the eligibility criteria…
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  • Controversial Question AIPG

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    Controversial Question AIPG: 25 yr old Female with a mass in the cavernous sinus. 6th Cranial nerve palsy was present. In T2W MRI Hyperintense shadow which shows contrast enhancement. Diagnosis is A Schwannoma B Meningioma C Astrocytoma D Cavernous sinus hemangioma ANSWER: Schwannoma EXPLANATION: Schwannoma Involves 50% Small tumors are Homogenous while large Heterogenous MRI: T1- iso-hypointense / T2 Hyperintense & shows contrast enhancement Cavernous Sinus Hemangioma *** Commonly seen in Females during 5th decade of life  MRI T1/T2 Hyperintense m/c presentation Painless Proptosis…
  • Dr. Wailliam Lee published in CJEM!

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    CJEM Triage RN Use of Ottawa Ankle Rules
  • A 37 year old man presents with severe left flank pain

    26 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    A 37 year old man presents with severe left flank pain with radiation into his left testicle. He says he has had no history of similar pain but does recall his father getting similar attacks over the years. He says he can not find a comfortable position and has been vomiting all day. On examination, he appears to be in severe pain, unable to lie down, and moves constantly. His testicles appear normal and are not tender. His urine shows hematuria but his kidney functions, electrolytes, amylase and lipase are all within normal limits. At this time you will order: 1. Ultrasound of kidneys 2.
  • A 37 year old man presents with severe left flank pain

    26 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    A 37 year old man presents with severe left flank pain with radiation into his left testicle This is very classic for kidney stone. Most commonly it radiates into groin or testicle. It also can radiate into abdomen as well]. He says he has had no history of similar pain but does recall his father getting similar attacks over the years. He says he can not find a comfortable position and has been vomiting all day. On examination, he appears to be in severe pain, unable to lie down [This is in contrast to peritonitis or acute abdomen, where they often lie down and try not to move],…
  • More On Gove's PR Stunt

    26 Jul 2015 | 3:03 am
    by Martin Odoni (Rhyming slang in the title completely unintentional. Honest.) On the subject of Michael Gove’s cunning stunt (!) at a Minor Injuries Unit in Shepton Mallet the other day, the Daily Telegraph has since printed a ‘clarification’ – really should be called a retraction – in the small print, and an image of it has gone viral over social media. (The fact that it took some days for it to do so perhaps tells us something about how quiet newspapers are about printing retractions; it therefore took a while for people to notice.) Anyway, here is the…
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  • X Ray Tech Interview Questions And Answers

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
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  • US to Remain World’s Leading Diagnostic X-Ray Systems Market to 2020

    Anjali Kalan
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    MediPoint: Diagnostic X-ray Imaging Report The US is the world’s largest market for diagnostic X-ray systems, accounting for over 29% of global revenues in 2013. Despite the emergence of China, it will continue to hold the leading share of 25%+ by 2020. As reimbursement for X-ray examinations currently incurs lower physician fees than computerised tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans in the US, there is less financial incentive for physicians to perform X-ray exams. On the other hand, the implementation of various healthcare reforms means that cuts in reimbursement for advanced…
  • Find and Repair a 230kV 800Amp Oil-Filled Power Cable Feels Like Mission Impossible

    Anool Mahidharia
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:01 pm
    How do you fix a shorted cable ? Not just any cable. An underground, 3-phase, 230kV, 800 amp per phase, 10 mile long one, carrying power from a power station to a distribution centre. It costs $13,000 per hour in downtime, counting 1989 money, and takes 8 months to fix. That’s almost $75 million. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power did this fix about 26 years ago on the cable going from the Scattergood Steam Plant in El Segundo to a distribution center near Bundy and S.M. Blvd. [Jamie Zawinski] posted details on his blog in 2002. [Jamie] a.k.a [jwz] may be familiar to…
  • Everything you need to know about MRI

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Really irregular posts as of late, I apologise- many trips away etc. But here you go! The basis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging was actually initially discovered by Tesla (well, the Rotating Magnetic Field was discovered) in 1882- a fundamental discovery in physics, but also to be vital in chemistry and biology. NMR was discovered in1937 by Professor Rabi in Columbia Universityand Damadian saw that cancerous tissue contain more water so gave a different hydrogen signal. In 1973, Lauterbur produced the first NMR image and on July 3, 1977, the first human scan using MRI was made. MRIs are…
  • Another Visit with Dr. Paley

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    I was going to wait to write about our appointment until after we returned back to Kentucky, but I just tried to summarize our appointment, which ended about an hour ago, to my mother-in-law and had already found myself hazy on some details so I figured I better document now so I can refer back to this post  to refresh my memory if the subject comes up again. Well, after a night of anxiety and dread, we got up hours before the sun and began our long-haul to West Palm Beach, Florida for Drew’s 6th follow-up with Dr. Paley.  I procrastinated packing just about as long as possible and…
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  • MRCOG Preparation Course in India

    Sumer Sethi
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:26 am
    Another chapter in DAMS‬, launch of MRCOG‬ Part I course in Delhi with International Faculty.www.damsdelhi.comFamous Radiology Blog TeleRad Providers at Mail us at
  • Teleradiology Initiative in India on KevinMD

    Sumer Sethi
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:27 pm  social media's leading physician voice, talks about our Teleradiology Initiative in India. Article says: Teleradiology has many faces. In the U.S., it helped radiologists sleep at night (and now we are losing sleep because of it). In Britain, it is clearing the waiting list and increasing productivity. In India, it provides semi decent health care for poor people in far-off places. Sethi’s team is making a difference and is not any poorer for it. This is a testament to his efforts and to the value of medical imaging for sick patients.Reference: Indian…
  • Acute Pancreatitis: CT

    Sumer Sethi
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    We present a teaching video based on Acute Pancreatitis:  CT appearance.Famous Radiology Blog TeleRad Providers at Mail us at
  • Haemangioblastoma: MRI

    Sumer Sethi
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:59 am
    Here is teaching video showing haemangioblastoma MRI.Famous Radiology Blog TeleRad Providers at Mail us at
  • Spinoglenoid Notch Ganglion Cyst-MRI

    Sumer Sethi
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
     4.2 x 1.6cm in spinoglenoid notch appearing hyperintense on T2/STIR images suggesting ganglion cyst. Hyperintense signal in the infraspinatus muscle which likely indicate denervation changes secondary to suprascapular nerve compression. Famous Radiology Blog TeleRad Providers at Mail us at
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  • Prospective International Sonography Students

    Lisa Parmley
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:10 am
    Most ultrasound technician schools accept international students in 2015. However, students must complete extra steps, such as obtaining the I-20 form. This is in addition to the completion of the normal application forms required by the school and the sonography program. In other words, the international student goes through three application processes. It is a […] The post Prospective International Sonography Students appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
  • Blended Format at Diagnostic Medical Sonography Accredited Schools

    Lisa Parmley
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:32 am
    In 2015, students will find the CAAHEP accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography schools offer varying program formats. For example, except for the General/Vascular sonography program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, all the CAAHEP accredited online program courses are taken online and the clinical training is completed at an approved medical facility. However, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee […] The post Blended Format at Diagnostic Medical Sonography Accredited Schools appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
  • (Not So) FAQ About Sonography School

    Lisa Parmley
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:25 am
    The frequently asked questions about Diagnostic Medical Sonographer training about sonography programs cover important topics like the best strategy for finding CAAHEP accredited sonoography programs or the program requirements. However, people are savvy in 2015 and now ask questions that reflect modern life, like school-life balance and allergies. Following are some of the not-so-common FAQs […] The post (Not So) FAQ About Sonography School appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
  • FAQs About Ultrasound Clinical Training

    Lisa Parmley
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    Medical sonographer clinical training is often the one area that ultrasound students are most concerned about for many reasons. They want a good idea of where the clinical sites are located and what is involved in the training. Students want to understand how sites are selected in 2015 and what clinical rotations involve. Many of […] The post FAQs About Ultrasound Clinical Training appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
  • Liability Insurance for Sonography Students

    Lisa Parmley
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:52 am
    As of 2015, students enrolled in CAAHEP accredited ultrasound programs are required to purchase professional liability insurance for sonographers. The insurance provides students the assurance that claims made against them are covered in the event of an accident and/or negligence while participating in clinical training or delivering services to patients. It is important to understand […] The post Liability Insurance for Sonography Students appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
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