Parizel provides window into radiology's future
October 21, 2016 -- Radiology will evolve from the production of "beautiful pictures" toward sets of quantitative data, and communication with general practitioners will move away from descriptive reports and toward a standardized approach, said European Society of Radiology President Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD.
3D/4D ultrasound matures as it shows clinical value
October 20, 2016 -- Initially a technology used only by early adopters, 3D/4D ultrasound has indeed come of age, buoyed by mounting evidence of its diagnostic utility in a variety of clinical applications. Today, 3D/4D ultrasound is increasingly being used by healthcare institutions around the world.
JFR: 29 points to safeguard radiology's future
October 19, 2016 -- Radiology's in vital need of reform. That's a key conclusion of the latest publication from France's influential Professional Council of Radiology, which was unveiled at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR) congress and contains 29 proposals to ensure the profession's bright future.
Strickland: Situation is desperate post-Brexit vote
October 19, 2016 -- The shortage of radiologists is contributing to a desperate situation in the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) following the Brexit vote in June, Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) President Dr. Nicola Strickland said in a national newspaper interview published last weekend.
U.K. team determines age of patella ossification
October 18, 2016 -- The patella ossifies in children between the age of 2 and 6, and there is a clear gender difference, with all girls having an ossified patella before their 5th birthday, according to researchers from a top London hospital. Moreover, girls have larger patella ossification centers.
Sonographers remain vulnerable to musculoskeletal pain
October 18, 2016 -- Work-related musculoskeletal disorders still remain a bane for sonographers, if a recent survey in Sweden is any indication. However, much can be done to improve sonographer working conditions and decrease the prevalence of pain, researchers reported in a study to be published in the January 2017 issue of Applied Ergonomics.
Gadolinium chelates for MRI: Where are we now?
October 18, 2016 -- The safety of MRI contrast agents came under close scrutiny at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie congress. Dr. Olivier Clément, PhD, from Paris and Dr. Pierre-Henri Lefevre from Nîmes provided timely summaries of the current and future status of these products and asked what the literature tells us.
JFR: Is one-day breast cancer screening feasible?
October 17, 2016 -- Breast cancer screening has been a topical issue at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR) congress. It enjoyed extensive coverage in the 14 October opening press conference, at which Dr. Suzette Delaloge supported the concept of a one-day diagnostic turnaround.
JFR: Paris attacks show organization makes a difference
October 14, 2016 -- The solidarity shown by health service staff and volunteers meant that victims of the multisite terrorist attacks in Paris last November could be treated very quickly, which was vital, according to a Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR) press conference.
Don't overlook MRI in fetal brain abnormalities
October 13, 2016 -- Use in utero MRI in conjunction with prenatal ultrasound scans when diagnosing fetal brain abnormalities -- that's the message from U.K. researchers, who found in utero MRI makes a "significant contribution" to the diagnosis by increasing accuracy when compared with ultrasound alone.
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