U.K. to pull linear gadolinium MRI agents by February
December 15, 2017 -- Two widely used linear gadolinium MRI contrast agents will be pulled from the U.K. market by 1 February, while the use of other linear agents will be restricted to limited indications, according to an announcement by the U.K.'s Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).  Discuss
Menu unveils 2018 wish list for European Radiology
December 15, 2017 -- With Dr. Yves Menu at the helm of European Radiology, you can expect speedier decisions on article submissions. Since he teamed up with Dr. Maximilian Reiser, the outgoing editor in chief, to ease the handover of the role, the time between submission and first decision already has sunk to 25 days.  Discuss
Prone edges supine position in breast cancer detection
December 14, 2017 -- Patient positioning is critical to detect breast cancer successfully when using PET/MRI or MRI alone, and placing patients in the prone position greatly increases the chances of discovering lesions compared with when they are in the supine position.  Discuss
AI algorithm matches radiologists in breast screening exams
December 14, 2017 -- How does an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm compare to radiologists when it comes to interpreting screening mammography exams? Their performances were fairly comparable, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Has the worm turned? Nano-CT can find out
December 13, 2017 -- A multidisciplinary team from the Technical University of Munich has successfully tested a nano-CT device on a velvet worm and created 3D x-ray images at resolutions of up to 100 nanometers. The scanner promises much for virtual histological applications.  Discuss
Norway makes radical changes to training system
December 13, 2017 -- Three months ago, responsibility for training in radiology and all other medical specialties switched to the regional health authorities in Norway, and these health authorities must now educate and train new doctors. How does the new system work and is it effective? Dr. Anagha Parkar reports.  Discuss
AI assesses cardiovascular risk on routine chest CT
December 12, 2017 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can automatically quantify coronary and other arterial calcification from routine chest CT studies, enabling cardiovascular risk assessment to be performed on these patients, Dutch researchers reported at the RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
Lancet: Europe must get set for lung cancer screening
December 11, 2017 -- Experts from around Europe are urging the European Union (EU) to implement lung cancer screening using low-dose CT within the next 18 months. The EU position statement, published in the December issue of Lancet Oncology, recommends a risk stratification approach, among other guidelines.  Discuss
Kopans: Peer review has failed at BMJ
December 8, 2017 -- Peer review has failed at BMJ, Dr. Daniel Kopans wrote in a commentary. He thinks the authors of a study published on 5 December about the Dutch breast screening program have completely misinterpreted their own data.  Discuss
German innovation supports structured data mining
December 8, 2017 -- Structured reporting offers the prospect of speedier reporting throughput, but it also has major implications for epidemiology due to its capacity to store easily accessible data, notably numerical measurements, according to a German expert.  Discuss
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