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Can we go any lower on CT dose? Oui, c'est possible
February 26, 2015 -- Award-winning French researchers have produced a practical guide on how to optimize the radiation dose delivered in chest CT, focusing on reduced dose, low dose, and ultralow dose.
DTI-MRI shows muscle distress in marathon runners
February 26, 2015 -- The marathon season is fast approaching, and people training to run those 26.2 miles will endure countless aches, pains, and muscle pulls. Dutch researchers are using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) to gain new insight into the toll that long-distance races take on the human body.
Relaxing times for cardiologists
February 25, 2015 -- The holy grail of diagnostic imaging is noninvasive tissue characterization and the external identification of human cell structures and organ function, if possible without even touching the body, according to the Maverinck. Relaxation times are key but controversial.
ESR, ACR teleradiology white papers put patient first
February 25, 2015 -- The teleradiology white papers of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and American College of Radiology (ACR) differ in some respects, but they both stress the importance of always keeping the patient's needs first and foremost.
Why we must recognize the real Marie Curie
February 24, 2015 -- During this month of Oscar hype and hysteria, columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas has watched a production in London's West End that sheds new light on the character and personality of Marie Curie and is well worth seeing.
Results of Dutch-Belgian screening trial can be widely applied
February 23, 2015 -- Individuals scanned with CT in the Nederlands-Leuvens Longkanker Screenings Onderzoek (NELSON) lung cancer screening trial had a similar risk of cancer as people who did not participate in the study, meaning the research can be generalized to a wider population.
U.K. issues new advice on intravascular contrast
February 20, 2015 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published recommendations for the safe use of intravascular contrast agents. The 22-page document can be downloaded for free and includes practical information about use of contrast in at-risk patients and the treatment of reactions.
Ultrasound Doppler mode detects low-grade MSK inflammation
February 19, 2015 -- A new Doppler ultrasound technique can provide better visualization of low-grade inflammation in joints and tendons than power Doppler ultrasound, yielding clinical information that often influences patient management, a team of U.K. researchers recently found.
French report breakthrough in medical isotopes
February 19, 2015 -- Medical physicists from Nantes, France, have generated a series of medical isotopes from the irradiation of thorium-232. One of the products decays into a promising isotope for alpha radionuclide therapy, while another product is a sought-after isotope used in diagnostics.
MRI-based prostate CAD shows high sensitivity for cancer
February 18, 2015 -- An MRI-based prostate cancer computer-aided detection (CAD) system is scoring high marks for detecting intermediate-to-aggressive prostate cancers noninvasively, Dutch investigators have reported.
Germans develop new ways to improve interventional training
February 18, 2015 -- Emerging 3D printing techniques offer great potential to improve interventional radiology training by the use of custom-built rubberlike vessel phantoms that can simulate even the complex anatomy of patients, according to award-winning research from Germany.
Adrian Dixon: Team spirit's the key to success
February 17, 2015 -- LONDON - Building and maintaining team spirit must be an urgent priority for the global imaging community, said Dr. Adrian Dixon in a special lecture to mark the 40th anniversary of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists.
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