New AI technology provides accurate breast density classification

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool can accurately and consistently classify breast density on mammograms, according to a recent study in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence [1].  Breast density reflects the amount of fibroglandular tissue in the breast commonly seen on mammograms. Read More here: New AI TEchnology Breast Density DIEurope Spring 2022

Using Articificial Intelligence to interpret Digital Breast Tomosynthesis – current performance and future perspectives

 By Dr. Michal Rosen-Zvi, Yoel Shoshan & Dr. Lisa Mullen   Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies applied to cancer detection in breast imaging, as evidenced by the ever-increasing number of publications in the field.   Read More here: Breast Imaging AI DBT […]

Macrocyclic MR contrast agents a r! relaxivity: are there tangible differencies

By Dr. Matthew J Kuhn, Dr. Julia W Patriarche & Dr. Miles A Kirchin Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) work by shortening the T1, T2, and T2* relaxation time constants of adjacent water protons in tissues. The greater the T1 shortening the greater the signal enhancement obtained on T1-weighted images.   Read More here: MRI macrocyclic […]

AI helps rule out cancer in dense breasts

A recent study showed that automated analysis of breast MRI examinations in women with dense breasts ruled out nearly 40% of MRI scans without lesions while not missing any cancers.  Supplemental screening with MRI has proved beneficial in women with extremely dense breasts. Most MRI examinations show normal anatomic and physiologic variation that may not […]

The impact of a motivated and highly trained radiographer team

By T Santner, W Santner & A Gutzeit This article summarizes the result of a recently published study [1] of the effect of dedicated training programs for already experienced breast radiographers. It was found that, after training, both image quality and personnel motivation increased substantially.   Read More here: Breast Imaging diagnostics Santner DIEurope December […]

The Business Interview: A medical imaging company that’s on the move

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic nearly two years ago forced many healthcare companies — including many of those supplying medical imaging equipment — to urgently change their established production plans to focus on the top priority of supplying equipment necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of sometimes very ill COVID-19 patients. DIEurope spoke to […]

Reduced-dose gadobutrol demonstrates non-inferiority compared to standard dose

Guidelines on the administration of gadolinium Based Contrast Agents (GBCAs) have for a long time now recommended that the lowest dose possible be used that is compatible with the acquistion of diagnostically useful images. DIEurope spoke to Dr Martin Rosenberg, Executive Director, Medical & Clinical Affairs Radiology, Bayer Read More here: MRI reduced-dose Dr Rosenberg […]

Adoption of fast MRI techniques increases efficiency

By Dr. M Lang, Dr. J Conklin & Dr. SY Huang This article summarizes the results of a recent study carried out to evaluate the operational benefits of implementing fast MRI techniques for outpatient brain imaging at a large tertiary-care academic medical center [1].   Read more here: MRI brain imaging Dr Huang DIEurope December […]