New clinical imaging guidelines for the interpretation of prostate MRI exams have been released. A joint steering committee organized by the American College of Radiology, AdMeTech Foundation and European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) developed Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) Version-2. […]
In a recent study, researchers looked into 12-year follow-up results to the Finnish Prostate Cancer Screening Trial to evaluate the relationship between prostate cancer screening and family history. Although family history is a known risk factor for developing prostate cancer, they curiously found no benefits to selectively screening men based on family history alone.
Family History in the Finnish Prostate Cancer Screening Trial
In the Finnish Prostate Cancer Screening Trial, 31,866 men were invited to participate in a prostate cancer screening program compared with 48,278 placed in a control group. Among men invited to participate in screening at 4-year intervals, 22,756 […]
A growing body of evidence proves MRI can effectively identifysuspicious lesions prior to biopsy. MRI generally does not detect indolent tumors that do not require treatment and can guide biopsy needles for more precise targeting. This reduces the necessity for repeat biopsies while increasing detection rates for high-risk, high-grade prostate cancers. However, the practice of using MRI to detect prostate cancer before performing biopsy is not widespread. In a recent article, the Wall Street Journal asks, should it be? […]
In a decision that could potentially save countless lives, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide insurance coverage through Medicare for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT). Around 10 million individuals at high-risk for developing lung cancer based on a personal history of tobacco use will benefit. […]
RadNet, Inc., a leading provider of high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a national network of 251 owned and/or operated outpatient imaging centers, announced that David W. Stoller, M.D., F.A.C.R, will host a continuing medical education (CME) workshop for orthopaedic imaging in Laguna Beach, California from December 13-14, 2014. […]