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Irish study: How low can breast MR recalls go?
April 21, 2015 -- Research conducted in Dublin finds the breast MRI recall rate is 10.8%, which compares well with other published data but is above U.K. national breast screening guidelines' minimum standard of less than 10% and an expected standard of less than 7%. Is that achievable? Maybe.
PACS strikes a resonant chord in Liverpool
April 20, 2015 -- A health IT project conceived in Liverpool, U.K., that allows sharing of a pool of radiology trainees working in a call center to cover multiple departments is showing initial signs of success.
Teleradiology prompts shift in use of after-hours ultrasound
April 20, 2015 -- Researchers in France found that concerns over who would perform after-hours emergency ultrasound scans shouldn't be a roadblock for hospitals that want to implement an overnight teleradiology service. They found that all but 14% of scans could either be replaced or postponed.
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.
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