Imaging

Subpar Use of Hospice, Imaging in End-of-Life Cancer Care

Subpar Use of Hospice, Imaging in End-of-Life Cancer Care

The researchers found that among 6568 commercially insured patients, 56.3% were hospitalized and 48.6% underwent one or more imaging scans in the last month of life.

Symptomatic Bladder Cancer Recurrence Linked With Worse Survival

Symptomatic Bladder Cancer Recurrence Linked With Worse Survival

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Symptomatic recurrence was associated with a nearly 2-fold higher risk of death from the time of recurrence versus surveillance-detected recurrence.

MRI Accuracy for Prostate Cancer Challenged

MRI Accuracy for Prostate Cancer Challenged

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Systematic biopsies always should be performed in conjunction with targeted biopsy in men with suspected clinically significant PCa at mpMRI.

MRI Findings Prognostic for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

MRI Findings Prognostic for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

MRI measurements reflecting RV structure and stiffness of the proximal pulmonary vasculature are independent predictors of outcome in PAH.

MRIs for Patients With Pacemakers

MRIs for Patients With Pacemakers

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Data from MagnaSafe suggest that MRIs for patients with pacemakers/ICDs can be performed safely.

Study Supports PCa Screening With MRI vs TRUS-biopsy

Study Supports PCa Screening With MRI vs TRUS-biopsy

Population-based prostate cancer screening with MRI has a significantly better risk/benefit ratio.

Prostate Biopsy May Be Avoidable if MRI Findings Are Negative

Prostate Biopsy May Be Avoidable if MRI Findings Are Negative

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In a study, systematic biopsy detected clinically significant prostate cancer in only 3% of men with negative findings on multiparametic MRI.

Prostate MRI Quality May Improve With Bowel Prep

Prostate MRI Quality May Improve With Bowel Prep

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In multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging, rectal distension have a negative effect on T2-weighted and diffusion-weighted images.

Safe Use of MRI Possible for Pacemaker, ICD Users

Safe Use of MRI Possible for Pacemaker, ICD Users

No deaths, lead failures, losses of capture, or ventricular arrhythmias occurred during MRI.

Formal Ultrasound for Kidney Stones May Cut CT Use

Formal Ultrasound for Kidney Stones May Cut CT Use

Formal ultrasonography by a radiologist may encourage less computerized tomography preoperatively.

Multiparametric MRI May Prevent Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies

Multiparametric MRI May Prevent Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies

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Using imaging to triage men with elevated PSA might avoid a quarter of unnecessary biopsies, according to a study.

Guidelines Developed for Prostate MRI After Negative Biopsy

Guidelines Developed for Prostate MRI After Negative Biopsy

High-quality prostate MRI should be strongly considered for any patient with a prior negative biopsy who is under evaluation for a repeat biopsy.

Study: mpMRI Findings in Prostate Cancer Patients Unaffected by TRT

Study: mpMRI Findings in Prostate Cancer Patients Unaffected by TRT

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Results show that mpMRI and PI-RADSv2 score have a greater ability to detect prostate cancer progression after TRT compared with PSA.

Ultrasound Findings May Bolster Indication for Parathyroidectomy

Ultrasound Findings May Bolster Indication for Parathyroidectomy

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The presence of parathyroid nodules suggests worse bone metabolic profiles in patients with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Stone Management Using Ultrasonography Alone Falls Short

Stone Management Using Ultrasonography Alone Falls Short

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Compared with computed tomography, ultrasonography demonstrated low sensitivity and overestimated the stones 10 mm or less in size.

Prostate Multiparametric MRI Feasible for PCa Screening

Prostate Multiparametric MRI Feasible for PCa Screening

Adjusted odds ratio of prostate cancer significantly higher for MRI score than PSA.

Risk Factors for Abscess Formation in Acute Prostatitis Identified

Risk Factors for Abscess Formation in Acute Prostatitis Identified

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Imaging studies should be considered for men who have long symptom duration and voiding disturbances associated with acute prostatitis, researchers say.

Smaller Renal Tumors Predict Longer Surgical Wait Times

Smaller Renal Tumors Predict Longer Surgical Wait Times

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Patients whose surgical wait time was 3 months or more versus less than 3 months had 10-fold increased odds of having a smaller tumor.

Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Plus MRI Identifies Undescended Testes

Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Plus MRI Identifies Undescended Testes

Authors say diagnostic laparoscopy not needed for inguinal testes or nubbins.

Cutting Radiation Exposure Still Yields Acceptable CT Quality

Cutting Radiation Exposure Still Yields Acceptable CT Quality

Image quality decreased, but nearly all scans were considered to be of acceptable diagnostic quality.

PET/CT Plus MRI May Aid Salvage Radiotherapy for Nodal Recurrent PCa

PET/CT Plus MRI May Aid Salvage Radiotherapy for Nodal Recurrent PCa

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This approach is feasible and is associated with low acute and late toxicity.

Patient Mood During Interventional Radiology May Affect Outcomes

Patient Mood During Interventional Radiology May Affect Outcomes

More adverse events seen when people undergoing interventional radiology have negative attitude.

MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy Detects High-Grade Prostate Cancer

MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy Detects High-Grade Prostate Cancer

More high-grade cancers detected with MRF-TB vs. systematic biopsy in men undergoing primary biopsy.

Primary Aldosteronism Screen Cost-Effective in Resistant Hypertension

Primary Aldosteronism Screen Cost-Effective in Resistant Hypertension

Findings for computed tomography scanning followed by adrenal venous sampling.

Ovarian Cancer Drug Promising for Prostate Tumors

Ovarian Cancer Drug Promising for Prostate Tumors

In small study, olaparib targeted gene mutation in men who had failed other therapy.

CT Scans Important in CRPC Patient Metastatic Evaluations

CT Scans Important in CRPC Patient Metastatic Evaluations

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In a study, computed tomography revealed soft-tissue metastases in 44% of men at initial diagnosis of metastatic disease.

NSAIDs for CKD, Hypertension Out of Line With Choosing Wisely

NSAIDs for CKD, Hypertension Out of Line With Choosing Wisely

Declines in 2 of 7 recommendations: imaging for headache and cardiac imaging for low-risk patients.

MRI Effectively Measures Hemochromatosis Iron Burden

MRI Effectively Measures Hemochromatosis Iron Burden

MRI tested in detection of iron stores in heart, liver and spleen, and pancreas.

Imaging Reveals Signs of Hypertension-Induced Cognitive Impairment

Imaging Reveals Signs of Hypertension-Induced Cognitive Impairment

Findings for diffusion tensor imaging and cognitive assessment.

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