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SIR 2019: Device sizing smart speaker for IRs in ORs
Smart speakers, will become an essential aid to interventional radiologists in an operating room. Dr. Seals, an interventional radiology fellow at UCSF, and his colleagues are developing a device sizing smart speaker tool to increase efficiency of interventional radiology workflow in surgical suites, which he described in a scientific session of the SIR annual meeting underway in Austin, TX.

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Abnormal cardiac MR stress tests associated with mortality
An abnormal cardiovascular MR stress test is associated with mortality, according to findings of population study of over 9,000 individuals and 16 different subpopulations reported an article published online February 8th in JAMA Cardiology.

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PET biomarkers may lead to individualized treatment for breast cancer
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have identified a biomarker that may accurately predict which patients with HER2-positive breast cancer might best benefit from standalone HER2-targeted agents, without the need for standard chemotherapy, reporting their findings online February 5, 2019 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

SIR 2019: UFE safer than myomectomy
Uterine fibroid embolization is safer than myomectomy and is more effective in the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding, according to research presented by Jemianne Bautista-Jia, MD, from Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center at the Society of Interventional Radiologists (SIR) annual meeting.

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Performing chest CT on infants and toddlers without anesthesia
Diagnostic quality chest CT images of infants and young toddlers can be obtained without general anesthesia when an ultrafast high-pitch sub-second examination is performed using a dual-source multidetector scanner. Radiologists at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University describe the technique in the March issue of Pediatric Radiology.

Novel PET/CT imaging agent for acute venous thromboembolism evaluated
18F-GP1, a novel PET tracer for imaging acute venous thromboembolism (VTE), is safe and effective, according to findings of the first human study of its use, reported in the February issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. PET/CT scans using the tracer had excellent image quality, a high detection rate for the diagnosis of VTE, and identified blood clots in distal veins below the knee.

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