Under scrutiny: Pregnancy after uterine fibroid embolization
May 26, 2016 -- The traditional treatment of uterine fibroids in patients who wish to become pregnant is surgical removal by myomectomy. However, uterine fibroid embolization has a lower complication rate and has a comparable fertility rate to myomectomy after treatment, according to researchers from the United Arab Emirates.
Germans link CT cancer risk to social deprivation
May 25, 2016 -- A new pediatric study from Germany suggests that poorer children get more scans from radiation-bearing modalities like CT. Clinicians and radiologists need to be aware that children from deprived backgrounds may be more likely to undergo CT than their more privileged peers.
Radiographer reporting: Australians give positive spin
May 25, 2016 -- New research from Australia has underlined the potential of radiographers to enhance the accuracy of screening programs and increase the detection rates for breast cancer and calcifications. The study looks set to enliven the long-running debate about role extension.
Automated quality control improves 3D breast ultrasound
May 24, 2016 -- A new technique detects artifacts in automated 3D breast ultrasound at the time of acquisition, enabling sonographers to ensure that images have been acquired adequately before sending patients home, according to a study in the Journal of Medical Imaging.
Dutch reveal new data on recalls in breast screening
May 24, 2016 -- When transitioning from film-screen mammography to full-field digital mammography, going digital increases the number of repeated recalls for the same mammographic abnormality, found a large Dutch study published on 14 May in European Radiology.
DIAM benchmark helps guide adoption of imaging IT
May 23, 2016 -- What's the best way to implement imaging IT at your institution? How can you optimally incorporate new technologies such as data analytics and radiomics? A new benchmark called the Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM) has been created to help facilities gauge how well they are doing in terms of imaging IT adoption.
ESR surveys find broad, varied use of teleradiology
May 23, 2016 -- Teleradiology has become widely adopted in Europe, but its usage and support vary among European countries, according to a pair of surveys by the European Society of Radiology (ESR). What's more, the use of teleradiology across national borders still remains limited.
Ultralow contrast achievable in high-pitch CCTA
May 20, 2016 -- How low can a contrast dose go? Researchers have found excellent coronary CT angiography (CCTA) results with ultralow contrast and radiation doses when they tested several protocols with high-pitch dual-source CT scanning.
Hurdles remain for image-guided robotic prostatectomy
May 19, 2016 -- Dutch researchers are using a novel approach to radical prostatectomy by combining a hybrid imaging agent with SPECT/CT to detect lymph nodes and guide robot-assisted surgery, according to a study in the July issue of the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
Software as good as hardware for PET gating
May 19, 2016 -- Researchers have demonstrated that software is as good as, if not better than, hardware when it comes to filtering out patient motion during PET. In blind tests, reviewers could spot no difference most of the time, and when differences were seen, software gating was more likely to be rated as superior.
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