Radiology

Study Highlights Need for Radiology Preparedness during Mass Casualty Incidents

Involvement of radiologists in mapping out medical facilities’ mass casualty incident (MCI) plans is key to handling those occurrences, as demonstrated by a 2015 tragedy in Seattle that left 51 victims in need of emergency care.


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Direct Communication Linked to Higher Screening Rate

When women who are at high risk for breast cancer and have undergone mammography get a letter describing options for further imaging with contrast-enhanced MRI of the breast, they are more apt to return for follow-up screening,...


Shorter Treatment Yields Similar Disease-free Survival Rate for Some Prostate Cancer Patients

For certain prostate cancer patients, a shorter radiation therapy (RT) treatment protocol has produced results comparable to those generated by longer treatments.


Breakthroughs in Liver Surgery

Patients with liver diseases now benefit from a wide range of treatment options including microwave ablation, transarterial embolization, portal vein embolization, staged hepatic resection, and neoadjuvant chemotherapy.


Winthrop-University Hospital Expands its Reach with the NYCyberKnife Center in Manhattan

As a pioneer in the use of CyberKnife technology, Winthrop-University Hospital expanded its innovative treatment program from Long Island to New York City with the opening of the NYCyberKnife Center in 2014, providing access to breakthrough radiation technologies for patients throughout the tri-state area and beyond.


St. Luke’s University Health Network Initiative Offers Precise Guidance on Breast Screening

While widespread use of mammograms has reduced mortality from breast cancer, specialists at St. Luke’s University Health Network have developed an algorithm to help providers offer additional, nuanced screenings that take into account individual variations in breast density. At the same time, St. Luke’s University Health Network is incorporating advanced technology to aid early detection.


Radiation Risk Protection Efforts Ramp Up

During the past few years, the risks of overexposure to radiation from medical imaging tests have become a hot topic of conversation among healthcare providers. Cumulative radiation dosage tracking offers a way to protect patients.


JD Lipani Radiosurgery Institute Treats Metastatic Brain and Spine Tumors before Disability Results

Providing noninvasive neurosurgery for metastatic diseases of the brain and spine, JD Lipani Radiosurgery Institute helps patients preserve mental and physical function.


Cost-Effective Breast Imaging Technology In Development

Software developers and cancer researchers are developing new technology utilizing microwave tomography imaging (MTI) to detect cancerous tumors in women with dense breast tissue at a lower cost that that of X-ray mammography.