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  • Software to automatically outline bones in x-rays

    Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Research into disorders such as arthritis is to be helped by new software developed at the University of Manchester which automatically outlines bones - saving thousands of hours of manual work.
  • STING pathway key to tumor immunity

    Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    A recently discovered protein complex known as STING plays a crucial role in detecting the presence of tumor cells and promoting an aggressive anti-tumor response by the body's innate immune system...
  • RSNA Looks Back at 100 Years

    MedPage Today Radiology
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    (MedPage Today) -- Centennial meeting focuses on the past and, for lung cancer screening, the future.
  • Value of 'MRI-Safe' Pacemakers, ICDs Questioned in MagnaSafe

    Medscape Radiology Headlines
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Nonthoracic scans are "very safe" as long as the device is appropriately programmed, before and after the MRI, said one expert, based on the registry analysis. Heartwire
  • Report: EHRs to yield $78B in cost savings Headlines
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    Electronic health records (EHRs) will save the global healthcare industry $78 (more)
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    RADIOLOGY - Google News

  • Every foot has a story: Why communication is key in radiology - Scope (blog)

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Scope (blog)Every foot has a story: Why communication is key in radiologyScope (blog)11739904364_92e702bc65_z Back in the day, radiology departments were simpler. After obtaining an x-ray, the technologist would hand off the images to the radiologist. In the process, the radiologist might ask about the technologist's family, how Aunt
  • National Decision Support Company Announces Agreement with European ... - PR Newswire (press release)

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    National Decision Support Company Announces Agreement with European PR Newswire (press release)ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Decision Support Company (NDSC) today announced that it has executed an agreement with the European Society of Radiology (ESR) to deliver appropriate use criteria to the European market via ...and more »
  • Radiologists Are Reducing the Pain of Uncertainty - New York Times

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    New York TimesRadiologists Are Reducing the Pain of UncertaintyNew York TimesShe now heads a committee of the Radiological Society of North America that strives to make radiologists more accessible to patients, including by giving test results right away if asked, by either meeting with patients or talking to them on the phone Radiologists reducing the pain of uncertainty over test resultsSan Antonio Express-Newsall 3 news articles »
  • NMMC recognizes radiology technologists - St. John Valley Times

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    St. John Valley TimesNMMC recognizes radiology technologistsSt. John Valley TimesFORT KENT, Maine - During the first week of November, Northern Maine Medical Center joined other hospitals in recognizing employees working in the field of radiologic technology, according to a hospital press release. The 2014 American Society for ...and more »
  • Radiology gets 3-D dental imaging machinery - The WSU Sign Post

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:43 pm
    The WSU Sign PostRadiology gets 3-D dental imaging machineryThe WSU Sign PostWeber State University's radiology and dental hygiene programs are teaming up to create 3-D dental images and models. Robert Walker, department chair of radiologic sciences, was awarded the Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Inaugural University ...
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    Radiology News

  • Every foot has a story: Why communication is key in radiology

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Back in the day, radiology departments were simpler. After obtaining an x-ray, the technologist would hand off the images to the radiologist.
  • M*Modal to Showcase Upgraded Speech Recognition

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    Recent advances in speech recognition technology are making it easier for healthcare providers to reconcile the conflicting demands of free-text reporting and structured data. M*Modal, a maker of healthcare-specific speech recognition software, will demonstrate the latest release of its Fluency for Imaging Reporting next week at the RSNA meeting .
  • McKesson Medical Imaging Solutions Will Help St. Rita's Medical...

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio, a division of Mercy Health , is expanding Mercy Health's enterprise imaging initiative by selecting the McKesson Radiology diagnostic imaging solution to replace its legacy system. The McKesson solution will help its users achieve the same success and results as other Mercy Health hospitals.
  • STING pathway key to tumor immunity

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:36 am
    A recently discovered protein complex known as STING plays a crucial role in detecting the presence of tumor cells and promoting an aggressive anti-tumor response by the body's innate immune system, according to two separate studies published in the journal Immunity. The studies, both from University of Chicago-based research teams, have major implications for the growing field of cancer immunotherapy.
  • Asymptomatic atherosclerosis linked to cognitive impairment

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm
    In a study of nearly 2,000 adults, researchers found that a buildup of plaque in the body's major arteries was associated with mild cognitive impairment. Results of the study conducted at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center will be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America .
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    American Journal of Neuroradiology current issue

  • Interventional Neuroradiology on Call: The Need for Emergency Coiling of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms [LETTERS]

    van Rooij, W. J., Bechan, R. S., Sluzewski, M.
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
  • Safety and Effectiveness of Sacroplasty: A Large Single-Center Experience [EDITOR'S CHOICE]

    Gupta, A. C., Chandra, R. V., Yoo, A. J., Leslie-Mazwi, T. M., Bell, D. L., Mehta, B. P., Vanderboom, T. L., Rabinov, J. D., Larvie, M., Hirsch, J. A.
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sacral insufficiency fractures are a common cause of severe low back pain and immobilization in patients with osteoporosis or cancer. Current practice guideline recommendations range from analgesia and physical therapy to resection with surgical fixation. We sought to assess the safety and effectiveness of sacroplasty, an emerging minimally invasive treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of institutional databases for percutaneous sacroplasty performed between January 2004 and September 2013. Demographic and procedural data and pre- and…
  • Risk Factors for Early Hemorrhagic Complications after Endovascular Coiling of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms [FELLOWS' JOURNAL CLUB]

    Ohta, T., Murao, K., Miyake, K., Takemoto, K., Nakazawa, K.
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The risk factors of early hemorrhagic complications after endovascular coiling are not well-known. We identified the factors affecting early hemorrhagic complications, defined as any expansion or appearance of hemorrhage shown by head CT in the initial 48 hours after coiling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a series of 93 patients who underwent coiling for a ruptured saccular aneurysm between 2006 and 2012 at our hospital. RESULTS: Five patients showed early hemorrhagic complications, and all involved an expansion of the existing intracerebral…
  • PET Approaches for Diagnosis of Dementia [REVIEW ARTICLES]

    Ishii, K.
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    SUMMARY: There is increasing use of neuroimaging modalities, including PET, for diagnosing dementia. For example, FDG-PET demonstrates hypometabolic regions in the posterior cingulate gyri, precuneus, and parietotemporal association cortices, while amyloid PET indicates amyloid deposition in Alzheimer disease and mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer disease. Furthermore, the use of combination PET with structural MR imaging can improve the diagnostic accuracy of dementia. In other neurodegenerative dementias, each disease exhibits a specific metabolic reduction pattern. In dementia with…
  • The "Boomerang" Malleus-Incus Complex in Congenital Aural Atresia [HEAD & NECK]

    Mukherjee, S., Kesser, B. W., Raghavan, P.
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    SUMMARY: "Boomerang" malleus-incus fusion deformity is identified on axial high-resolution CT in a subset of patients with congenital aural atresia, and it is associated with an absent incudostapedial joint and stapes capitulum and attachment of the incus to the tympanic segment of the facial nerve canal. Twelve patients with this deformity were identified on a retrospective review of imaging from a cohort of 673 patients with congenital aural atresia, with surgical confirmation in 9 of these patients. Eight of 9 patients underwent partial ossicular replacement prosthesis reconstruction with…
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    Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology

  • Four-dimensional computed tomography and detection of dynamic capitate subluxation

    Stephen E Repse, Benjamin Amis, John M Troupis
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    Summary Midcarpal instability syndrome is often misdiagnosed, leading to delayed recognition, treatment and possibly poor clinical outcome. Four-dimensional computed tomography (4D CT) has previously proved useful in assessment of the acromioclavicular joint and wrist motion, allowing clinicians and radiologists to gain an understanding of abnormalities in function as well as morphology, which often contribute to patient symptoms. We present the case of a 25-year-old male with no history of trauma who presents with several months of a right wrist clunk on both passive and active (load…
  • Bipartite lunate incidentally noted on radiographs obtained for skeletal age estimation: A report of two cases

    Muhammad Awais, Yousuf Husen, Abdul Rehman
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    Summary Bipartite lunate is a rare congenital anomaly of carpal bones. We present a report of two cases where children referred for determination of skeletal age were incidentally found to have bipartite lunate. In both cases, radiographic appearance of lunate could have been mistaken for secondary centres of ossification in other carpal bones. It is imperative for all radiologists to be aware of this rare congenital anomaly in order to avoid pitfalls in clinical diagnosis.
  • Single-centre experience of stereotactic radiosurgery and fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for prolactinomas with the linear accelerator

    Peter J Wilson, Janet Rosemary Williams, Robert Ian Smee
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:14 am
    Abstract IntroductionPrimary management of prolactinomas is usually medical, with surgery a secondary option where necessary. This study is a review of a single centre's experience with focused radiotherapy where benefit was not gained by medical or surgical approaches. MethodsRadiotherapy as an alternative and adjuvant treatment for prolactinomas has been performed at our institution with the linear accelerator since 1990. We present a retrospective review of 13 patients managed with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and 5 managed with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT), as well as…
  • Prevalence of incidental or unexpected findings on low-dose CT performed during routine SPECT/CT nuclear medicine studies

    Kelvin Kwok-Ho Yap, Ganesh Ramaseshan, Tom Sutherland, Raymond Shafik-Eid, Kim Taubman, Stephen Schlicht
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:14 am
    Abstract IntroductionIn nuclear medicine, single-photon-emission computed tomography (SPECT) is often combined with ‘simultaneous’ low-dose CT (LDCT) to provide complementary anatomical and functional correlation. As a consequence, numerous incidental and unexpected findings may be detected on LDCT. Recognition of these findings and appropriate determination of their relevance can add to the utility of SPECT/CT. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence and categorise the relevance of incidental and unexpected findings on LDCT scans performed as part of routine SPECT/CT studies. MethodsAll…
  • Performance of two neutral oral contrast agents in CT enterography

    Jessica Wong, Mark Roger, Helen Moore
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    Abstract IntroductionThis study compares the performance of two neutral oral contrast agents in CT enterography (CTE). Mannitol 2.5%, an oral osmotic agent, is compared with psyllium fibre (Metamucil). Both these agents are commonly used, but to our knowledge, they have not been compared in CTE. MethodsCTE data were collected from 25 consecutive studies for both mannitol and psyllium fibre between 2011 and 2013. All images were reviewed by two radiologists and one registrar blinded to the oral contrast used. Each quadrant was assessed for maximum distension, proportion of bowel loops…
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    Cardiovascular Ultrasound - Latest Articles

  • Utility of carotid duplex ultrasonography in a general inner-city hospital

    Mihir Barvalia
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Carotid Duplex Ultrasonography (CDUS) is one of the non-invasive imaging modalities used to evaluate for carotid artery stenosis. However, it is often used in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral artery disease (PAD), before heart surgery, syncope and non-specific neurological symptoms although its value is unclear. Our study aimed to further investigate the yield of CDUS in these conditions. Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted on 827 consecutive carotid ultrasounds ordered between March 2013 and August 2013 at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
  • Renal sympathetic denervation inhibites the development of left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony during the progression of heart failure in dogs

    Wei Hu
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether transcatheter renal sympathetic denervation (RSD) interfere with the development of left ventricular (LV) mechanical dyssynchrony during the progression of heart failure (HF). Methods: Nineteen beagles were randomly divided into sham-operated group (six dogs), control group (seven dogs), and RSD group (six dogs). Sham-operated group were implanted with pacemakers without pacing; Control group were implanted with pacemakers and underwent 3 weeks of rapid right ventricular pacing; and RSD group underwent catheter-based RSD…
  • Echocardiographic assessment of ischemic mitral regurgitation

    David Dudzinski
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Ischemic mitral regurgitation is an important consequence of LV remodeling after myocardial infarction. Echocardiographic diagnosis and assessment of ischemic mitral regurgitation are critical to gauge its adverse effects on prognosis and to attempt to tailor rational treatment strategy. There is no single approach to the echocardiographic assessment of ischemic mitral regurgitation: standard echocardiographic measures of mitral regurgitation severity and of LV dysfunction are complemented by assessments of displacement of the papillary muscles and quantitative indices of mitral valve…
  • Preoperative left ventricular ejection fraction and left atrium reverse remodeling after mitral regurgitation surgery

    Lucia Machado
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Left atrium enlargement has been associated with cardiac events in patients with mitral regurgitation (MR). Left atrium reverse remodeling (LARR) occur after surgical correction of MR, but the preoperative predictors of this phenomenon are not well known. It is therefore important to identify preoperative predictors for postoperative LARR. Methods: We enrolled 62 patients with chronic severe MR (prolapse or flail leaflet) who underwent successful mitral valve surgery (repair or replacement); all with pre- and postoperative echocardiography. LARR was defined as a reduction in left…
  • Estimation of cardiac output and pulmonary vascular resistance by contrast echocardiography transit time measurement: a prospective pilot study

    Brian Choi
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Background: Studies with other imaging modalities have demonstrated a relationship between contrast transit and cardiac output (CO) and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). We tested the hypothesis that the transit time during contrast echocardiography could accurately estimate both CO and PVR compared to right heart catheterization (RHC). Methods: 27 patients scheduled for RHC had 2D-echocardiogram immediately prior to RHC. 3 ml of DEFINITY contrast followed by a 10 ml saline flush was injected, and a multi-cycle echo clip was acquired from the beginning of injection to opacification of…
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    Human Brain Mapping

  • Distinct anatomical correlates of discriminability and criterion setting in verbal recognition memory revealed by lesion-symptom mapping

    J. Matthijs Biesbroek, Martine J.E. van Zandvoort, L. Jaap Kappelle, Linda Schoo, Hugo J. Kuijf, Birgitta K. Velthuis, Geert Jan Biessels, Albert Postma,
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Abstract Recognition memory, that is, the ability to judge whether an item has been previously encountered in a particular context, depends on two factors: discriminability and criterion setting. Discriminability draws on memory processes while criterion setting (i.e., the application of a threshold resulting in a yes/no response) is regarded as a process of cognitive control. Discriminability and criterion setting are assumed to draw on distinct anatomical structures, but definite evidence for this assumption is lacking. We applied voxel-based and region of interest-based lesion-symptom…
  • Dopaminergic basis for impairments in functional connectivity across subdivisions of the striatum in Parkinson's disease

    Peter T. Bell, Moran Gilat, Claire O'Callaghan, David A. Copland, Michael J. Frank, Simon J.G. Lewis, James M. Shine
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Abstract The pathological hallmark of Parkinson's disease is the degeneration of dopaminergic nigrostriatal neurons, leading to depletion of striatal dopamine. Recent neuroanatomical work has identified pathways for communication across striatal subdivisions, suggesting that the striatum provides a platform for integration of information across parallel corticostriatal circuits. The aim of this study was to investigate whether dopaminergic dysfunction in Parkinson's disease was associated with impairments in functional connectivity across striatal subdivisions, which could potentially reflect…
  • Dynamic shifts in brain network activation during supracapacity working memory task performance

    Jared X. Van Snellenberg, Mark Slifstein, Christina Read, Jochen Weber, Judy L. Thompson, Tor D. Wager, Daphna Shohamy, Anissa Abi-Dargham, Edward E. Smith
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    Abstract Despite significant advances in understanding how brain networks support working memory (WM) and cognitive control, relatively little is known about how these networks respond when cognitive capabilities are overtaxed. We used a fine-grained manipulation of memory load within a single trial to exceed WM capacity during functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate how these networks respond to support task performance when WM capacity is exceeded. Analyzing correct trials only, we observed a nonmonotonic (inverted-U) response to WM load throughout the classic WM network…
  • Grammatical analysis as a distributed neurobiological function

    Mirjana Bozic, Elisabeth Fonteneau, Li Su, William D Marslen-Wilson
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Abstract Language processing engages large-scale functional networks in both hemispheres. Although it is widely accepted that left perisylvian regions have a key role in supporting complex grammatical computations, patient data suggest that some aspects of grammatical processing could be supported bilaterally. We investigated the distribution and the nature of grammatical computations across language processing networks by comparing two types of combinatorial grammatical sequences—inflectionally complex words and minimal phrases—and contrasting them with grammatically simple words. Novel…
  • Multicontrast connectometry: A new tool to assess cerebellum alterations in early relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

    David Romascano, Djalel-Eddine Meskaldji, Guillaume Bonnier, Samanta Simioni, David Rotzinger, Ying-Chia Lin, Gloria Menegaz, Alexis Roche, Myriam Schluep, Renaud Du Pasquier, Jonas Richiardi, Dimitri Van De Ville, Alessandro Daducci, Tilman Sumpf, Jens Fraham, Jean-Philippe Thiran, Gunnar Krueger, Cristina Granziera
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Abstract Background: Cerebellar pathology occurs in late multiple sclerosis (MS) but little is known about cerebellar changes during early disease stages. In this study, we propose a new multicontrast “connectometry” approach to assess the structural and functional integrity of cerebellar networks and connectivity in early MS Methods: We used diffusion spectrum and resting-state functional MRI (rs-fMRI) to establish the structural and functional cerebellar connectomes in 28 early relapsing-remitting MS patients and 16 healthy controls (HC). We performed multicontrast “connectometry”…
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    Journal of Clinical Ultrasound

  • Improving efficiency and decreasing scanning time of sonographic examination of the shoulder by using a poster illustrating proper shoulder positioning to the patient

    Amit Shah, Maslah Amin, Sriram Srinivasan, Rajesh Botchu
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    ABSTRACT PurposePatients often have difficulty performing the various movements required for ideal positioning to enable accurate sonographic (US) assessment of the shoulder; this may result from pain and or unclear oral instructions. We performed this study to ascertain whether the use of a poster depicting the positions required during the examination would decrease scanning time and hence improve the overall efficiency of shoulder US. MethodsWe retrospectively compared results from 50 consecutive patients who underwent US examination without (group 1) and 50 with (group 2) the use of an…
  • A case report of transverse testicular ectopia with testicular microlithiasis

    Qiqi Lam, Gemma Miles, Emma Marsdin, Paul McInerney, Simon Freeman
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:59 am
    ABSTRACT Transverse testicular ectopia is a rare congenital anomaly in which both testes migrate along the same inguinal canal toward the scrotum. This report describes the case of the rarest form of transverse testicular ectopia in a 23-year-old man with coexisting testicular microlithiasis in one of the two testes as diagnosed on sonography and confirmed on MRI. We are unaware of any previous published reports of this association. Although the etiology of both conditions is debatable, each is believed to be associated with an increased risk of testicular malignancy, and this poses a dilemma…
  • Endocavitary contrast-enhanced ultrasound: A technique whose time has come?

    Thomas Müller, Wolfgang Blank, Jens Leitlein, Stefan Kubicka, Alexander Heinzmann
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    ABSTRACT Endocavitary use of contrast agents in sonography (US) is a relatively new method in diagnostic imaging, competing against gray-scale US, fluoroscopy, and endoscopy. This article describes established indications, demonstrates the techniques of evolving applications, and discusses their potential benefits. These benefits include the ability to obtain precise information about the placement of drains and the extent of fluid collections, and to accurately identify the location and features of strictures in various organs, and those of complications of fluid collections or abscesses,…
  • Sonographic findings of localized Castleman disease of the abdomen and pelvis

    Wei Zhou, Weiwei Zhan, Jianqiao Zhou, Ying Zhu, Jiejie Yao
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    ABSTRACT PurposeThe purpose of this study was to sonographically evaluate the diagnosis of localized Castleman disease in the abdomen and pelvis. MethodsThis was a retrospective analysis of 18 cases of Castleman disease localized in the abdomen and pelvis. The following features of the lesions were assessed on sonography (US): location, size, margin, echogenicity, echotexture, intralesional cystic necrosis, intralesional calcification, posterior acoustic enhancement, and blood supply. ResultsOf the 18 tumors, 16 were located in the abdomen and 2 were located in the pelvis close to iliac…
  • Spontaneous echo-contrast in the internal jugular veins of patients with ischemic stroke

    Jay Chol Choi, Yun-Hee Oh, Joong Goo Kim, Hyeon-Ju Kim, Mi-Hee Kong, Dong-Guk Paeng, Nerissa U. Ko, J. Donald Easton
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    ABSTRACT PurposeSpontaneous echo-contrast (SEC) appears on B-mode images as moving curls of smoke in the lumen of veins. The aims of this study were to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of internal jugular vein SEC among patients with stroke, in comparison with control subjects. MethodsWe enrolled 97 Korean patients with acute ischemic stroke and 50 controls. Both internal jugular veins were examined for the presence and severity of SEC and measurement of flow velocity. Venous samples were obtained for laboratory evaluation of hematologic factors. ResultsIn 294 internal jugular…
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    Radiation Oncology - Latest Articles

  • A prospective cohort study on postoperative radiotherapy with TomoDirect using simultaneous integrated boost technique in early breast cancer

    Hyo Lee
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    PurposeTo evaluate the technical feasibility and toxicity of TomoDirect in breast cancer patients who received radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery. Methods: 155 consecutive patients with breast carcinoma in situ or T1-2 breast cancer with negative lymph node received breast irradiation with TomoDirect using simultaneous integrated boost technique in the prospective cohort study. A radiation dose of 50.4?Gy and 57.4?Gy in 28 fractions was prescribed to the ipsilateral breast and tumor bed, respectively. Dosimetric parameters of target and organ at risk and acute complication were…
  • Evaluation of permanent alopecia in pediatric medulloblastoma patients treated with proton radiation

    Chul Min
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Background: To precisely calculate skin dose and thus to evaluate the relationship between the skin dose and permanent alopecia for pediatric medulloblastoma patients treated with proton beams. Methods: The dosimetry and alopecia outcomes of 12 children with medulloblastoma (ages 4-15 years) comprise the study cohort. Permanent alopecia was assessed and graded after completion of the entire therapy. Skin threshold doses of permanent alopecia were calculated based on the skin dose from the craniospinal irradiation (CSI) plan using the concept of generalized equivalent uniform dose (gEUD) and…
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer in men with large prostates (¿50 cm 3 )

    Einsley Janowski
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Background: Patients with large prostate volumes have been shown to have higher rates of genitourinary and gastrointestinal toxicities after conventional radiation therapy for prostate cancer. The efficacy and toxicity of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which delivers fewer high-dose fractions of radiation treatment, is unknown for large prostate volume prostate cancer patients. We report our early experience using SBRT for localized prostate cancer in patients with large prostate volumes. Methods: 57 patients with prostate volumes ≥50 cm3 prior to treatment with SBRT for…
  • A comparison of the different 3D CT scanning modes on the GTV delineation for the solitary pulmonary lesion

    Dong-ping Shang
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    ObjectivesTo investigate the impacts of the different three-dimensional CT (3DCT) scanning modes on the GTV delineation for solitary pulmonary lesion (SPL) based on four-dimensional CT (4DCT), and to evaluate the feasibility of using the spiral CT scan in CT simulation.Materials and methodsTwenty-one patients with SPL underwent axial CT scan, spiral CT scan and 4DCT simulation scan during free-breathing, respectively. The same clinical radiation oncologist delineated the gross tumor volume (GTV) under the same CT window setting. GTVA and GTVS were created from the axial and spiral images,…
  • Carbon-ion scanning lung treatment planning with respiratory-gated phase-controlled rescanning: simulation study using 4-dimensional CT data

    Wataru Takahashi
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Background: To moving lung tumors, we applied a respiratory-gated strategy to carbon-ion pencil beam scanning with multiple phase-controlled rescanning (PCR). In this simulation study, we quantitatively evaluated dose distributions based on 4-dimensional CT (4DCT) treatment planning. Methods: Volumetric 4DCTs were acquired for 14 patients with lung tumors. Gross tumor volume, clinical target volume (CTV) and organs at risk (OARs) were delineated. Field-specific target volumes (FTVs) were calculated, and 48Gy(RBE) in a single fraction was prescribed to the FTVs delivered from four beam angles.
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    Sumer's Radiology Blog

  • Be humble, Be yourself

    Sumer Sethi
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:43 am
    Most fundamental trait which makes a good learner is humility.  And learning is a lifelong process. Day you stop being humble enough to receive, that day your influx of wisdom and knowledge slows down.   Probably, this is the reason in ancient times, Indian gurukuls made even princes beg for alms to learn humility.    If you are too full of yourself, there is no space for new knowledge or wisdom to enter.  Sometimes, I feel we were born humble, we acquire pride on the way, but life in itself manages to give you a lesson in humility. As C.S. Lewis said, “Humility is…
  • Potential Treatment for Alzheimer Disease

    Sumer Sethi
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Burgess et al present intriguing results of repetitive transient opening of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in a transgenic mouse model of advanced Alzheimer disease (AD). The results underscore the potential of using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging–guided focused ultrasound and microbubble ultrasonography (US) contrast agents for the disruption of the BBB as a potential long-term therapy to reduce amyloid plaque burden and improve cognitive performance.Reference: Science to Practice: Opening the Blood-Brain Barrier with Focused Ultrasound—A Potential Treatment for Alzheimer Disease?
  • Testicular Microlithiasis-USG

    Sumer Sethi
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Here is teaching video about testicular microlithiasis.From Sumer's Radiology Site -The Top Radiology Magazine. Teleradiology Providers at Mail us at
  • Tennis Leg- MRI

    Sumer Sethi
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    Increased signal and fluid in relation to the medial head of gastrocnemius muscle with fluid deep to muscle belly between gastrocnemius and soleus. There is proximal retraction of muscle belly along with fluid signal in the myotendinous junction suggesting tear of the medial gastrocnemius. MRI findings of tennis leg include: 1) high T2 signal fluid deep to medial gastrocnemius and superficial to the soleu2) focal area of disruption of muscle continuity noted along the deep aspect of the medial head of the gastrocnemius, with associated oedema of the muscleFrom Sumer's Radiology…
  • Heel Fat Pad Syndrome

    Sumer Sethi
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Patient with heel pain shows: Altered signal in the heel fat pad with hypointense signal on T1 weighted images and hyperintense on STIR images. These findings likely heel fat pad syndrome or inflammation.From Sumer's Radiology Site -The Top Radiology Magazine. Teleradiology Providers at Mail us at
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    Ultrasound Technician

  • Planning Ahead Before Taking Ultrasound Tech Courses

    Lisa Parmley
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    Once a student decides to take ultrasound tech courses it is time to plan ahead. CAAHEP accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs require intense focus and a major time commitment. The most successful students plan for success long before the program even starts. Before the First Ultrasound Tech Class It is exciting to be admitted to […] The post Planning Ahead Before Taking Ultrasound Tech Courses appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
  • Risky to Attend Non-Accredited Ultrasonography Programs?

    Lisa Parmley
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:47 am
    Every decision has consequences, and that includes the decision to attend one of the ultrasonography programs that is not accredited by the CAAHEP. The reasons for making this decision may seem valid at the time, but the decision comes with training and career risks. It is important to understand that schools that offer sonography programs […] The post Risky to Attend Non-Accredited Ultrasonography Programs? appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
  • Looking Back and Forward at Sonography…Just the Facts

    Lisa Parmley
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:34 am
    Ask someone to list the basic facts about Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the predictable responses cover topics like the training requirements while attending a CAAHEP accredited sonography program, ARDMS registration, and typical job duties for sonographers. However, there is more to ultrasound technology than meets the eye. It is a fascinating health profession that has […] The post Looking Back and Forward at Sonography…Just the Facts appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
  • Resist Temptations When Taking Ultrasound Classes Online

    Lisa Parmley
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Attending ultrasound classes online makes the most sense for some students. The reasons vary from lack of access to a campus to family obligations that restrict schedules. Earning a sonography certificate or degree online offers many advantages including flexibility, but it is only a good choice if the student is able to avoid the temptations […] The post Resist Temptations When Taking Ultrasound Classes Online appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
  • 5 Great Reasons to Become an Ultrasound Tech

    Lisa Parmley
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:22 am
    Ask ten ultrasound technicians why they chose to become an ultrasound technician and there will be ten different answers. People mention good reasons like varied sonographer work duties and having opportunities to provide proof a fetus is developing normally. There are even more great reasons to become an ultrasound tech, ranging from playing a critical […] The post 5 Great Reasons to Become an Ultrasound Tech appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
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