European lung screening: Proceed with caution
March 8, 2014 -- VIENNA - Europe might not be ready to start screening all high-risk individuals for lung cancer, according to Friday talks at ECR 2014 that addressed the question from both the U.S. and European perspectives.
New radiographers outperform older counterparts at breast positioning
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - Older does not connote wiser, at least in the case of breast radiographers. In a surprising study from the Netherlands presented on Thursday at ECR 2014, researchers found that new radiographers performed better than experienced ones in terms of breast positioning.
Video from ECR 2014: ESR president on EuroSafe Imaging
March 6, 2014 -- VIENNA - The official launch of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) EuroSafe Imaging campaign took place on the opening day of ECR 2014. But why did the ESR choose now for the launch? And why is the campaign necessary? ESR President Dr. Guy Frija reveals all to AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward.
ESR's EuroSafe Imaging campaign promotes radiation protection
March 6, 2014 -- VIENNA - The mission of EuroSafe Imaging is to support and strengthen medical radiation protection across Europe. Europe is unique and has the potential for coordinated radiation safety actions in medical imaging, according to Madan Rehani, PhD, director of radiation protection for the European Society of Radiology (ESR).
Siemens launches Somatom Scope CT scanner at ECR 2014
March 6, 2014 -- At this week's ECR in Vienna, German multimodality vendor Siemens Healthcare is launching a new 16-slice economy-level CT scanner, called Somatom Scope, that's designed to minimize operating costs.
7T MRI may improve diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
March 6, 2014 -- Researchers in Italy used 7-tesla MRI to uncover details of an area in the brain linked to Parkinson's disease, which could help improve early detection of the condition, according to a study published online 26 February in Radiology.
Two misconceptions threaten future of radiology training
March 5, 2014 -- We must recognize and fight professionally demeaning regulation, writes columnist Dr. Paul McCoubrie. Radiology's training system should be flexible enough to take account of different motivations and personalities. Also, simple repetition alone may be harmful.
Why we need less trash and more substantial papers
March 4, 2014 -- Who needs articles such as "Seven cases of ingrown toenails at 7-tesla?" There needs to be more substantial papers, more profound review articles, asserts the Maverinck in his latest column. A lot of what's published these days is motivated by money and that must change, he writes.
Size matters in the future evolution of compact ultrasound
March 3, 2014 -- Compact or handheld ultrasound systems are now used across an array of specialties and clinical applications, often generating demand for ultrasound where none had existed. What's next? Possibilities abound, but a role as the stethoscope of the future isn't likely to be one of them, according to Stephen Holloway of consulting firm IHS.
Monitor breast screening on the local level, Dutch say
February 28, 2014 -- Researchers have found significant variations in the performance of pairs of radiologists assigned to double read screening mammograms in a breast cancer screening program in the Netherlands. The findings emphasize the importance of monitoring radiologist performance on a local scale, they concluded.
Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT detects neuroendocrine tumor recurrence
February 27, 2014 -- German researchers have confirmed the efficacy of PET/CT with the radiopharmaceutical gallium-68 (Ga-68) DOTATATE for detecting the recurrence of neuroendocrine tumors, in a study published in the February issue of Radiology.
Reporting by radiographers works, but needs close scrutiny
February 25, 2014 -- In the future, it will be essential to investigate the accuracy of chest reporting by radiographers more extensively, particularly throughout implementation into clinical practice and in comparison with senior radiologists, according to U.K. researchers who have just reported positive findings.
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