French use intervention to boost care in fibroid cases May 5, 2016 -- Researchers in France have evaluated the impact of uterine fibroid embolization on the quality of life of women with uterine fibroids. They presented their findings at the recent Society of Interventional Radiology annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
DRK's big question: Where's radiology heading? May 4, 2016 -- A plenary session about the future direction of radiology was a highlight on the opening day of the national German radiology congress (DRK 2016), which began today in Leipzig. Dr. Maximilian Reiser from Munch led this bold exercise in crystal-ball gazing.
Visceral fat tied to coronary disease May 4, 2016 -- When it comes to the risk of coronary artery disease, not all fat is created equal, say Hungarian researchers. They found that at least one type of visceral fat correlates with the presence of coronary artery disease.
DBT better characterizes breast lesions in Asian study May 3, 2016 -- Researchers from Hong Kong have determined that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) had higher sensitivity and better characterized more lesions than full-field digital mammography and synthesized 2D mammography when screening women at moderate risk of breast cancer.
Spanish group warns of radiation emitted by patients May 3, 2016 -- Patients injected with radiopharmaceuticals for nuclear medicine procedures continue to give off radiation after their scans are completed, and steps should be taken to reduce the public's exposure to these individuals until the radiopharmaceuticals decay, according to Spanish researchers.
Saudi team releases new findings on MERS virus May 2, 2016 -- Research from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), underlines how imaging investigations can help early detection and management of disease progression, thereby playing a crucial role in predicting patient outcome.
Oxford spin-off prepares MRI liver software for market April 29, 2016 -- Perspectum Diagnostics, a start-up company spun off from Oxford University in the U.K., is preparing to unveil a new software application designed to cut down on unnecessary invasive liver biopsies.
Dutch investigate inverse approach to dose painting April 28, 2016 -- Dose painting combines anatomic imaging with biological information to define radioresistant tumor subpopulations that are potential targets for dose escalation, according to researchers based in the Netherlands. They're studying how PET can pinpoint regions of high metabolic activity.
Science publishers: The beginning of the end? April 27, 2016 -- In his latest column, the Maverinck takes on scientific journals, specifically vanity or subsidy publishers that make authors pay for publication of their articles. Does this spell the beginning of the end for science publishers?