In recent years, the role for multiparametric MRI in prostate cancer detection and management has expanded. Ongoing research shows that potential for multiparametric MRI to help reduce instances of overtreatment and understaging. One barrier to mainstream implementation has been a lack of standardization in the interpretation and reporting of multiparametric MRI exams. However, the Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) helps to solve that problem. […]
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 220,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015. Around 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed during their lifetimes. This September, the RadNet Prostate MRI program encourages men to learn more about prostate cancer and their prostate cancer imaging options. […]
In recent news, journalist Tom Brokaw discussed his personal journey with cancer in an interview on NBC’s Dateline. Brokaw was diagnosed in 2013 with multiple myeloma. This cancer often causes bone problems, including fractures of the spine. Brokaw’s battle with multiple myeloma began with spinal fractures, which were treated with kyphoplasty. […]
In recent years, recommendations for prostate cancer screening have been caught amidst growing controversy. The utility of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, the most prominent front-line screening exam for prostate cancer has been heavily critiqued. Meanwhile, numerous men present with incurable late-stage prostate cancer while men with low-risk, indolent disease receive treatment that offers little benefit in terms of health outcomes. Prostate cancer patients and their physicians have long sought an alternative to the current standard of care in prostate […]
Digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, refers to a relatively new breast imaging technology approved for use in the United States in 2011.
Like conventional mammography, 3D mammography uses X-rays to create visual representations of internal breast tissue for the purpose of identifying tumors, lumps and other abnormalities. However, 3D mammography can produce more detailed images than conventional mammography.
During conventional mammography, two images of each breast are taken: a top-to-bottom view and a side-to-side view. During 3D mammography, […]