RADIOLOGY NEWS
ESC: Danes shed new light on CT and chest pain
August 30, 2016 -- ROME - In patients with chest pain, should you use cardiac CT or functional testing? A large study from Denmark presented on Monday at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) annual congress found advantages and disadvantages to the cardiac CT-based approach.
Paris gears up to expand image-sharing project
August 30, 2016 -- The regional health authority for the Île-de-France region has agreed to a new cloud-based data sharing project that goes beyond the remit of the existing Region Without Film project, a massive effort that digitized the public hospital network in the Paris region that ended last year.
ESC: No benefit in treating extracoronary lesions
August 30, 2016 -- Treating asymptomatic extracoronary artery disease provides no extra benefit to high-risk patients compared with a less aggressive approach that treats only symptomatic disease, according to a report presented on Monday at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress in Rome.
How to manage female genitourinary malformation
August 29, 2016 -- Female genitourinary malformations are not all that common; however, diagnostic imaging for these anomalies is important. Researchers from Spain detail what to look for in a new article published this month in Insights into Imaging.
A clinical take on whole-body dynamic PET
August 26, 2016 -- A U.S.-Swiss research team has developed a promising method for whole-body dynamic PET. Their dynamic PET parametric imaging framework may be of value for commercial PET systems of limited axial field-of-view that are now established in the clinic.
Germany orders 20% reduction in DRLs for radiation dose
August 25, 2016 -- Stating that more progress is needed in reducing patient exposure to radiation dose, German regulatory authorities on Tuesday announced a 20% reduction in diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for radiation from medical imaging procedures. The move could require some facilities to replace aging equipment.
Imaging detects telltale signs of Zika infection
August 25, 2016 -- Radiologists reviewing medical imaging scans of babies and fetuses in cases of suspected Zika infection can expect to see a number of telltale brain abnormalities, including loss of gray- and white-matter volume and a "collapsed" appearance of the skull. That's according to a report on the devastating virus published August 23 in Radiology.
IBA Molecular to buy Mallinckrodt's nuclear medicine business
August 24, 2016 -- Radiopharmacy vendor IBA Molecular has signed an agreement to acquire Mallinckrodt's nuclear imaging business in a deal valued at $690 million.
Total scans at Rio Olympics exceeded 1,500
August 24, 2016 -- On the final day of the Olympics in Rio, the number of imaging procedures burst through the 1,500 barrier, said Chief Medical Officer Dr. João Grangeiro. By 5 p.m. Brazil time on Sunday, 862 MRI, 460 x-ray, and 178 ultrasound exams had been performed.
Deconstructed PACS: It's not all bad news
August 24, 2016 -- Next time an enterprise IT vendor asks you at a tradeshow if you want to deconstruct your PACS, interface your workflow, free your data, and enable enterprise interoperability, it might be worth sticking around, writes industry expert Stephen Holloway in his latest column.
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