By Ajay K Malik, PhD Over the last forty years, we have made great strides in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of cancer survivors have steadily increased from three million in 1971 to over eleven million today; one in twenty Americans is
A recent NIH study has found PEM to have greater specificity than Breast MRI in detecting cancerous and benign lesions of the breast, and with a 26% higher Positive Predictive Value than Breast MRI, PEM could result in a reduction in unnecessary breast biopsies. This results in reduced patient trauma as well as lower costs associated with breast cancer detection and staging.
By Paul Dow, BS, RT(R)(CT) These days many people are planning their career paths out of fear. It is almost unavoidable with the constant reporting of economic upheaval and uncertainty. With that fear, people are looking for job security and healthcare is proving to be an attractive field for people who have been forced out
New technologies in nuclear breast imaging could mean a huge increase in accurate detection of breast cancer. Recent findings show MDI to detect 3 times as many malignancies with a higher PPV. By Maggie E. Mason
The job market for radiology techs has been pretty bleak across the country over the past few years, and many technologists are looking for ways to move into other areas of the industry, either for more opportunities, or just a change of pace. The hard thing we find as radiology professionals, holding degrees with titles
Summary of the current developments in the Maryland self-referral ban ruling, along with a brief history and explanation of arguments.
Global shortages of Tc-99m have had an impact on the nuclear medicine industry for the past few years. This is a result of the shutdown of at least 2 nuclear reactors, located in Ontario, Canada and Petten, Netherlands, due to safety issues. The Ontario reactor (Chalk River Labs) is where North America gets most of