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Germany's rising stars step into limelight at RSNA
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - More than 30 of Germany's brightest researchers have grabbed the opportunity to display their talents to a global audience at RSNA 2013 in a lavish government-funded initiative.
Allez-y! French charm offensive hits RSNA 2013
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Gallic genius, flair, and innovation came under the spotlight at the RSNA annual meeting on Monday during a celebration of France's many contributions to cancer imaging. Four experts from France spoke during the special session.
BJR: PET/MRI continues to prove its mettle
November 22, 2013 -- Simultaneous PET/MRI has the potential to improve patient care, reduce hospital visits, and provide new and more accurate markers for disease assessment, according to an article published in the British Journal of Radiology. Early proof-of-concept studies show the clinical performance of PET/MRI is on par with PET/CT.
PiB-PET shows more beta amyloid after traumatic brain injury
November 18, 2013 -- British researchers are using PET imaging with the Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB) radiopharmaceutical to show -- for the first time -- increased beta-amyloid deposits in cortical gray matter and striatum regions following traumatic brain injury.
Radiology 20/20 vision: Will science fiction become reality?
November 13, 2013 -- LONDON - Radiology must fully embrace new training pathways and translational research so that young doctors are capable of progressing research from the laboratory to the clinic, a senior radiologist noted in a broad-ranging, visionary, public lecture on Thursday evening.
Targeted LET-painting can improve tumor control
November 7, 2013 -- Steering high-linear-energy-transfer (LET) radiation into hypoxic regions of a tumor could substantially increase tumor control, according to researchers from Denmark and Germany in an initial modeling study.
PET/MRI could be alternative to PET/CT for liver lesions
October 31, 2013 -- PET/MRI is more than adequate in characterizing liver lesions and provides greater lesion conspicuity than PET/CT, offering clinicians a powerful alternative for oncology imaging, according to a German study published in the November issue of the European Journal of Radiology.
PET/CT dominates diverse hybrid imaging market
October 30, 2013 -- In Western Europe during 2012, there were 577 providers of PET and/or PET/CT, of which 18 were mobile, and PET/CT accounted for 92% of the installed systems, according to new market research presented last week at the European Association of Nuclear Medicine annual congress, held in Lyon, France.
Software-based PET-MRI can prove cost-effective
October 25, 2013 -- Software PET-MRI does not offer a complete alternative to hybrid hardware PET/MRI, but commercially available software can bring PET-MRI to routine clinical practice using existing hardware, according to Timor Kadir, PhD, Dr. Andrew Scarsbrook, and Thomas Beyer, PhD.
JFR: Finger position proves vital to measure dose
October 24, 2013 -- A French PET/CT study has revealed alarming gaps between radiation dose measured in different areas of the hand, calling into question the accuracy of radiation safety monitoring of staff, delegates learned this week at the Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR) congress in Paris.
JFR: Are multidisciplinary meetings viable in cancer cases?
October 21, 2013 -- The chronic lack of MR machines and radiologists in France was again highlighted at the national radiology congress, Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR), this time in a thought-provoking discussion about cancer care.
EU pledges renewed support for personalized medicine
October 16, 2013 -- BRUSSELS - EU officials have vowed to work more closely with the medical imaging community to help roll out personalized medicine over the coming years. At a round-table gathering on 15 October, officials acknowledged that breakthroughs in technology presented medical opportunities too important to ignore.
Medical physicists' role expands in cancer care
October 10, 2013 -- Medical physicists are responsible for technical aspects of radiotherapy delivery, by ensuring the quality assurance of the equipment delivering radiation, and of the radiation plans that define the patient's treatment. But is this the only role of the medical physicist today?
Functional MRI studies scoop top awards at ESMRMB
October 7, 2013 -- Researchers from the U.K. and France collected prestigious prizes at the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB) meeting in Toulouse, France, for their investigations into resting state functional MRI.