ESUR issues new MR guidelines on adnexal masses October 27, 2016 -- The European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) has updated its guidance on MRI of the sonographically indeterminate adnexal mass integrating functional techniques. One of the more significant changes concerns solid adnexal masses with low T2 signal, for which diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is recommended now.
Ultrasound in the bush: From Paris to Madagascar October 26, 2016 -- At the end of her radiology training, Dr. Anne Fustier dreamt of free time, travel, and adventure. She spent nine months in Madagascar and now is convinced that travel broadens the mind and ultrasound has major benefits in humanitarian medical practice.
Should you acknowledge patients away from hospital? October 25, 2016 -- A patient recognizes you in the shopping aisle of the local supermarket. Should you smile? Or should you ignore the person and walk on by? Dr. Anagha Parkar considers how to cope with this surprisingly common dilemma.
First Australian MRI-linac proves feasible October 24, 2016 -- Real-time image guidance of radiotherapy using MRI promises dramatically improved tumor targeting and an increase in the number of treatable disease sites. An MR-guided cobalt-60 unit is already in clinical use and three groups are developing integrated MRI-linac systems.
Parizel provides window into radiology's future October 21, 2016 -- Radiology will evolve from the production of "beautiful pictures" toward sets of quantitative data, and communication with general practitioners will move away from descriptive reports and toward a standardized approach, said European Society of Radiology President Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD, in a recent interview.
3D/4D ultrasound matures as it shows clinical value October 20, 2016 -- Initially a technology used only by early adopters, 3D/4D ultrasound has indeed come of age, buoyed by mounting evidence of its diagnostic utility in a variety of clinical applications. Today, 3D/4D ultrasound is increasingly being used by healthcare institutions around the world.
JFR: 29 points to safeguard radiology's future October 19, 2016 -- Radiology's in vital need of reform. That's a key conclusion of the latest publication from France's influential Professional Council of Radiology, which was unveiled at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR) congress and contains 29 proposals to ensure the profession's bright future.
Strickland: Situation is desperate post-Brexit vote October 19, 2016 -- The shortage of radiologists is contributing to a desperate situation in the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) following the Brexit vote in June, Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) President Dr. Nicola Strickland said in a national newspaper interview published last weekend.
U.K. team determines age of patella ossification October 18, 2016 -- The patella ossifies in children between the age of 2 and 6, and there is a clear gender difference, with all girls having an ossified patella before their 5th birthday, according to researchers from a top London hospital. Moreover, girls have larger patella ossification centers.