ESC: German MR expert pinpoints key trends
August 31, 2015 -- LONDON - Cardiac MRI should be incorporated into studies of myocardial reperfusion to predict clinical outcomes and provide insight into mechanisms of benefit, a packed session was told on Monday at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) annual meeting.
Angio histories show unnecessary cardiac radiation
August 31, 2015 -- Based on up to 30 years of individual patient data for cardiac interventional procedures, German researchers have concluded more than one-third of the radiation exposure in coronary angiography procedures was unnecessary, according to a new report in the September issue of European Radiology.
Effects of false-positive mammograms can persist
August 28, 2015 -- Women who receive false-positive mammograms are twice as likely to experience long-term unpleasant psychosocial consequences than women with negative exams, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
Photonics screens for heart disease
August 27, 2015 -- A consortium of companies and research institutes, led by IMEC in Belgium, has recently been awarded 3.6 million euros to develop a mobile, low-cost, noninvasive, point-of-care screening device. It aims to use silicon photonics to allow large-scale screening of populations for cardiovascular disease risk.
Spain: Study highlights rise in pediatric CT scan rate
August 26, 2015 -- A new study published in Pediatric Radiology looking at pediatric CT patterns of use in the Spanish region of Catalonia has revealed gradual increases in CT scans and the number of CT-scanned patients over 23 years from 1991 to 2013.
Kitty Clark: An inspiration to radiographers
August 26, 2015 -- The story of the development of radiography is interesting, and Kathleen Clara "Kitty" Clark (1896-1968) played a major role in the publishing of books that became reference standards for radiography positioning and exposure, Dr. Adrian Thomas writes in his latest column.
Continuum of care: The never-ending healthcare story?
August 25, 2015 -- "Escalating health costs, poor economic performance, and rising incidence of chronic disease are driving development of value-based healthcare in the European market." Sound familiar? This is one of the most consistently quoted trends attributed to healthcare investment in Europe. But how is this actually manifesting itself in the development of medical imaging and IT solutions?
Pelvic MRI for endometriosis can be performed anytime
August 24, 2015 -- Endometriosis patients may be assessed with pelvic MRI at any time -- even during menstruation, according to a new study in the European Journal of Radiology. The researchers found no differences in the conspicuity, size, or extent of endometriotic disease at any point in a woman's cycle.
CAD picks patients with TB drug resistance
August 24, 2015 -- Researchers in Belarus have developed a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) scheme that can fairly accurately predict drug resistance in tuberculosis (TB) patients. The results show that the prediction tool could potentially improve triage and care of TB patients.
CAD analysis of 3D MRI finds bladder cancer
August 21, 2015 -- Researchers have built a computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm that detects bladder cancer lesions with high sensitivity and specificity by analyzing 3D MRI images. They have unveiled the full details in the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.
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