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Breast MRI survey reveals wide variations across Europe
September 26, 2016 -- Breast indications for MRI differ vastly across Europe, but techniques are closer to U.S. practice than anticipated, according to a new survey presented for the first time at the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) annual meeting, which ended in Paris on 24 September.
Kuhl: False positives on breast MRI can be valuable
September 23, 2016 -- The management of breast lesions with uncertain malignant potential will take center stage at the annual scientific meeting of the European Society of Breast Imaging, and breast imaging pioneer Dr. Christiane Kuhl will focus on MRI's impact on these questionable findings.
UAE steps up campaign on dose awareness
September 22, 2016 -- Moves to limit medical radiation exposure are intensifying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and safety issues and education now are high on the agenda of healthcare professionals. Every effort must be made to reduce exposure and boost risk awareness, according to key participants at next month's summit in the region.
MR safety: Why we may not need a 20T scanner
September 21, 2016 -- The mere concept of ultrahigh-field MRI is debatable because there will be problems and risks beyond heat deposition and deafening noise, writes the Maverinck in his latest column. All exams above 2 tesla should be viewed as experimental, not clinical.
Encore une fois -- new name for French congress
September 21, 2016 -- A name change and a star-studded program that reflects political forces at play promise to bring fresh life to the upcoming French national radiology congress, to be held in Paris from 14 to 17 October, according to meeting President Dr. Yves Menu.
PET/MRI offers 'powerful' option for unknown primary cancer
September 20, 2016 -- PET/MRI is just as proficient as PET/CT in detecting primary cancer and metastases from an unknown primary tumor, making PET/MRI a "powerful alternative" with significantly less exposure of patients to ionizing radiation, according to a German study in the European Journal of Radiology.
Clinical progress in focused ultrasound
September 20, 2016 -- Focused ultrasound is a developing noninvasive treatment technique that delivers ultrasonic energy to targets deep within tissue. During therapy, individual ultrasound beams pass harmlessly through adjacent tissue then converge to a focal point at the target, for a profound therapeutic effect.
CMR, scintigraphy do more to prevent unnecessary angiography
September 19, 2016 -- When physicians craft treatment plans for patients with suspected angina based on cardiovascular MRI (CMR) and SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging results, the chance of unnecessary angiographies is much less than if care is based on tried-and-tested guidelines, according to U.K. researchers.
Action on CT dose brings results in Middle East
September 19, 2016 -- A multicenter study conducted in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has underlined the value of implementing dose-reduction techniques for coronary CT angiography and coronary calcium score examinations.
Migrants: How to determine age on pelvic x-rays
September 16, 2016 -- In an attempt to assist decision-makers in the migrant crisis, Turkish researchers have redoubled their efforts to identify an accurate way of evaluating bone age using pelvic radiographs in young adults.
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