Siemens readies new handheld ultrasound unit for ECR March 2, 2015 -- Handheld ultrasound systems represent a rapidly growing segment of the ultrasound market, and prospective purchasers will soon have an additional entrant to consider. Siemens Healthcare will unveil Acuson P500, a new handheld ultrasound platform, at this week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna.
Info on 'overdiagnosis' saps interest in breast screening March 2, 2015 -- Giving women more information about the negative aspects of mammography, such as overdiagnosis, makes them less inclined to want breast screening, according to a new Australian study published online February 17 in the Lancet.
MR images improve PET quantification February 27, 2015 -- MRI-guided filtering and partial volume correction of brain PET scans can enhance image quality -- particularly signal-to-noise ratio and spatial resolution -- and structure delineation, according to new research.
DTI-MRI shows muscle distress in marathon runners February 26, 2015 -- The marathon season is fast approaching, and people training to run those 26.2 miles will endure countless aches, pains, and muscle pulls. Dutch researchers are using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) to gain new insight into the toll that long-distance races take on the human body.
Relaxing times for cardiologists February 25, 2015 -- The holy grail of diagnostic imaging is noninvasive tissue characterization and the external identification of human cell structures and organ function, if possible without even touching the body, according to the Maverinck. Relaxation times are key but controversial.
ESR, ACR teleradiology white papers put patient first February 25, 2015 -- The teleradiology white papers of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and American College of Radiology (ACR) differ in some respects, but they both stress the importance of always keeping the patient's needs first and foremost.
Why we must recognize the real Marie Curie February 24, 2015 -- During this month of Oscar hype and hysteria, columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas has watched a production in London's West End that sheds new light on the character and personality of Marie Curie and is well worth seeing.
Results of Dutch-Belgian screening trial can be widely applied February 23, 2015 -- Individuals scanned with CT in the Nederlands-Leuvens Longkanker Screenings Onderzoek (NELSON) lung cancer screening trial had a similar risk of cancer as people who did not participate in the study, meaning the research can be generalized to a wider population.
U.K. issues new advice on intravascular contrast February 20, 2015 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published recommendations for the safe use of intravascular contrast agents. The 22-page document can be downloaded for free and includes practical information about use of contrast in at-risk patients and the treatment of reactions.
Ultrasound Doppler mode detects low-grade MSK inflammation February 19, 2015 -- A new Doppler ultrasound technique can provide better visualization of low-grade inflammation in joints and tendons than power Doppler ultrasound, yielding clinical information that often influences patient management, a team of U.K. researchers recently found.
French report breakthrough in medical isotopes February 19, 2015 -- Medical physicists from Nantes, France, have generated a series of medical isotopes from the irradiation of thorium-232. One of the products decays into a promising isotope for alpha radionuclide therapy, while another product is a sought-after isotope used in diagnostics.