Portuguese highlight rapid clinical progress of pelvic MRI
April 24, 2017 -- When integrated with prior clinical evaluation and exclusion of organic disease, pelvic MRI can play an invaluable role in the diagnosis, therapeutic guidance, and follow-up of pelvic floor dysfunction disorders, according to Portuguese researchers.
Radiology in Peru: From infectious diseases to mummies
April 21, 2017 -- Imaging of tuberculosis and ancient mummies are two key areas of expertise among Peruvian radiologists, a special focus session revealed at ECR 2017. In a question-and-answer interview, Dr. Jorge Luis Guerrero Gil from Lima, Peru, outlines the main issues facing radiologists in his country.
Miniature x-ray detector shows clinical promise
April 20, 2017 -- Scientists in France have developed a tiny x-ray detector at the tip of an optical fiber. By combining a nano-optical antenna with indirect detection methods, they have created a device that is only a few tens of microns in diameter, and it may have clinical applications.
Phronesis and the monkey of instant gratification
April 19, 2017 -- There is no book, lecture, or diploma course on "radiological wisdom," but some tricks can be used, particularly looking, sounding, and acting like you are wise, explains Dr. Paul McCoubrie in his latest column.
Italian CT trial boosts lung cancer screening
April 19, 2017 -- An Italian CT lung cancer screening trial has found low-dose CT screening could reduce lung cancer and overall mortality, and it is the first European study to show results clearly in the same direction of other major lung cancer screening trials.
Ultralow-dose CT works for emphysema quantification
April 18, 2017 -- A Swiss study has shown that a CT protocol using tin filtration and iterative reconstruction reduces radiation dose levels to the equivalent of a chest x-ray for lung volumetry and also the detection and quantification of emphysema. The results nudge ultralow-dose CT ever closer to routine workup of chest pathologies.
Bamberg provides update on National Cohort study
April 17, 2017 -- The NAKO (Nationale Kohorte) Health Study in Germany is a large population-based prospective cohort study, and 3-tesla MRI is playing a central role. In this interview, Dr. Fabian Bamberg speaks about the project, launched three years ago.
Cardiac findings in stroke: What radiologists need to know
April 14, 2017 -- Advances in CT and MRI mean it's feasible now to identify subtle cardiac pathologies responsible for stroke that used to remain unnoticed, and this is putting greater emphasis on the know-how of radiologists, award-winning Spanish researchers believe.
Reduced FDG dose levels for PET/MRI show mixed results
April 13, 2017 -- Even though a lower dose of FDG did not significantly affect lesion detection for most adult cancer patients undergoing a whole-body PET/MRI scan, German researchers recommend that clinicians stay with recommended levels to avoid artifacts, according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
4 steps to develop hybrid imaging
April 12, 2017 -- Hybrid imaging involves combining two imaging modalities, typically PET and CT, SPECT and CT, or PET and MRI. There are four steps to follow to ensure that hybrid imaging is used to its full potential, Dr. Arturo Chiti writes.
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