Study: Mammography cuts advanced breast cancer risk
April 26, 2017 -- Mammography screening is associated with a 28% decrease in risk for breast cancer cases with a tumor size greater than 21 mm, according to an Austrian population study. Results also demonstrated a 17% decrease in risk for advanced breast cancer.
E-learning in radiology prospers at Tuebingen
April 26, 2017 -- Trainees and medical students at Germany's Tübingen University can now experience radiology digitally. The TueRad e-learning platform lets them work on specific cases and gives them a realistic picture of what radiology is all about.
Low doses can make DSCT cardiac perfusion routine
April 25, 2017 -- The latest generation dual-source CT (DSCT) scanner cuts the radiation dose of cardiac CT perfusion enough to make it suitable for daily practice, according to new research. Expanded z-axis coverage and better signal-to-noise ratios can offer more information on myocardial blood flow.
Portuguese highlight rapid clinical progress of pelvic MRI
April 24, 2017 -- When integrated with prior clinical evaluation and exclusion of organic disease, pelvic MRI can play an invaluable role in the diagnosis, therapeutic guidance, and follow-up of pelvic floor dysfunction disorders, according to Portuguese researchers.
Radiology in Peru: From infectious diseases to mummies
April 21, 2017 -- Imaging of tuberculosis and ancient mummies are two key areas of expertise among Peruvian radiologists, a special focus session revealed at ECR 2017. In a question-and-answer interview, Dr. Jorge Luis Guerrero Gil from Lima, Peru, outlines the main issues facing radiologists in his country.
Miniature x-ray detector shows clinical promise
April 20, 2017 -- Scientists in France have developed a tiny x-ray detector at the tip of an optical fiber. By combining a nano-optical antenna with indirect detection methods, they have created a device that is only a few tens of microns in diameter, and it may have clinical applications.
Phronesis and the monkey of instant gratification
April 19, 2017 -- There is no book, lecture, or diploma course on "radiological wisdom," but some tricks can be used, particularly looking, sounding, and acting like you are wise, explains Dr. Paul McCoubrie in his latest column.
Italian CT trial boosts lung cancer screening
April 19, 2017 -- An Italian CT lung cancer screening trial has found low-dose CT screening could reduce lung cancer and overall mortality, and it is the first European study to show results clearly in the same direction of other major lung cancer screening trials.
Ultralow-dose CT works for emphysema quantification
April 18, 2017 -- A Swiss study has shown that a CT protocol using tin filtration and iterative reconstruction reduces radiation dose levels to the equivalent of a chest x-ray for lung volumetry and also the detection and quantification of emphysema. The results nudge ultralow-dose CT ever closer to routine workup of chest pathologies.
Bamberg provides update on National Cohort study
April 17, 2017 -- The NAKO (Nationale Kohorte) Health Study in Germany is a large population-based prospective cohort study, and 3-tesla MRI is playing a central role. In this interview, Dr. Fabian Bamberg speaks about the project, launched three years ago.
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