Alzheimer's CAD uses deep networks to boost accuracy
February 23, 2017 -- Spanish researchers have built a technique for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease based on the use of a deep-learning algorithm. The method replaces visual inspection of MRI and PET data with comprehensive image analysis of affected brain tissues that exploits their 3D nature.
Parizel outlines what's new at ECR 2017
February 22, 2017 -- The long wait is nearly over: ECR 2017 gets underway on 1 March, and the excitement levels and feeling of anticipation are building, according to Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD. In the second part of our interview with him, we offer a sneak preview into what you can expect to find in Vienna.
Philips launches new Azurion interventional platform
February 22, 2017 -- In what the company is calling its most significant new product launch in years, Philips Healthcare today debuted Azurion, a new platform for image-guided therapy. The platform includes hardware and software improvements designed to enable clinicians to more efficiently perform complex interventional procedures.
Screening breast MRI: Not just for high-risk women
February 21, 2017 -- Screening breast MRI boosts early diagnosis of cancer in all women, not just those at high risk, according to a new study from Germany published online this week in Radiology. So why isn't the modality being used more frequently?
CT techniques for stroke demystified
February 21, 2017 -- What imaging modality should a physician use to treat a patient after a stroke? The answer is complicated, but a team from Singapore and Europe sought to shed light on this conundrum in a study published on 14 February in the European Journal of Radiology.
Brexit storm cloud holds uncertain lining for U.K. radiology
February 20, 2017 -- In a new article about the implications of leaving the European Union for U.K.-based radiologists and their patients, senior radiologists reveal how the financial, organizational, ethical, and socio-political changes associated with Brexit will affect medical imaging.
PET/CT well-suited to follow up organ transplants
February 17, 2017 -- With high sensitivity and negative predictive value, FDG-PET/CT is very accurate in diagnosing suspected malignancies or infection in patients after a solid-organ transplant, according to a study in the March issue of the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
CT lung screening cost-effective with stringent criteria
February 16, 2017 -- Restricting eligibility for CT lung cancer screening to the heaviest smokers would make the exam more cost-effective on a population basis, according to a study published February 7 in PLOS Medicine.
10 things to know about the ECR 2017 president
February 15, 2017 -- Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD, is the first radiologist to preside over the European Society of Radiology and ECR at the same time. What do we know about the man behind the presidential mask? What makes him tick? What are his views on the future of radiology?
New kid in town shakes up MR contrast use
February 15, 2017 -- The "gadolinium story" is the talk of the town, but a completely different group of contrast agents for MRI is just around the corner and well worth a close look, writes the Maverinck in his latest column.
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