SPECT gives diagnostic boost in Parkinson's disease April 17, 2015 -- Portuguese researchers have used SPECT to detect Parkinson's disease with 98% accuracy by employing quantitative, automated analysis based on machine learning. Validated using brain images from 654 cases, the approach outperformed other techniques.
CT illuminates 'silent' small-bowel tumors April 16, 2015 -- Small-bowel tumors are particularly tough to diagnose due to their clinically silent evolution and nonspecific manifestations, but appropriate use of CT and sound knowledge of imaging characteristics are a massive help, according to award-winning Spanish research.
PACS lies at digital heart of the new Karolinska April 15, 2015 -- The name Karolinska is synonymous with the Nobel Prizes, but the rebuilt university hospital in Stockholm now looks set to become a futuristic model and shining example of PACS development and deployment. We interviewed the head of radiology, Dr. Anders Wennerberg, PhD, about the project.
Vorwerk: We must reform radiology's structure April 15, 2015 -- People remain unaware of the full importance of imaging in medicine, and radiology needs to build up its self-confidence, said Dr. Dierk Vorwerk, the incoming president of the German Radiological Society.
Wavelet CTA uncovers missed vessel occlusions in stroke April 14, 2015 -- In the setting of acute stroke, wavelet transform CT angiography of the brain detects twice as many small-vessel occlusions as conventional single-phase CTA and provides substantially greater detail about them, researchers from Munich have found.
CT reveals ancient ammonite fossils' secrets April 14, 2015 -- High-resolution CT is playing a key role in revealing the secrets of ammonites, a mollusk that lived at the bottom of the sea about 400 million years ago, according to paleontologists from Germany.
New grading system classifies athletes' muscle injuries April 13, 2015 -- A muscle injury grading system developed primarily for hamstring problems in elite track and field athletes is gaining clinical acceptance, as evidence emerged at ECR 2015 in Vienna about its reliability.
MRI pinpoints malignancy in extramammary disease April 10, 2015 -- Assessing the entire field-of-view carefully for abnormalities on breast MRI studies is vital, because some incidental extramammary findings are malignant, and this alters diagnostic workup, staging, and treatment, Croatian researchers have found.
Coregistered 3D US plus angio boosts aneurysm surgery April 9, 2015 -- Combining rotational digital subtraction angiography with 3D ultrasound creates a powerful pair for guiding aneurysm surgery when images are dynamically coregistered during procedures, according to a new study by German researchers and published in PLOS One.
MRI provides answers on fetal facial clefts April 8, 2015 -- When a facial abnormality is suspected on routine prenatal ultrasound, fetal MRI can provide valuable clinical information, particularly about the secondary palate, and help evaluate other fetal abnormalities, award-winning research has shown.
The functional charlatans April 8, 2015 -- Functional brain imaging celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015. To mark the occasion, the Maverinck reflects on the good, the bad, and the ugly, and finds that much research in the field is dubious, worrying, and malign.
Study advises MRI screening for high-risk pancreatic cancer patients April 8, 2015 -- Swedish researchers believe that MRI could be the best imaging modality to screen people at high risk of pancreatic cancer, according to an 8 April study in JAMA Surgery. In a small study, they showed how using MRI to screen high-risk individuals found pancreatic lesions in 40% of patients.