Beam-on PET tracks proton dose in real time
November 26, 2015 -- Exploiting the superior dose deposition of particle therapy for clinical benefit necessitates an accurate technique for verifying dose delivery. Because the treatment beam stops inside the patient, such monitoring requires detection of secondary radiation created when the incident beam interacts with the tissue, Dutch researchers found.
Paris attacks: Radiology on the front line
November 25, 2015 -- After the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November, ambulance and hospital workers became front-line personnel fighting to save lives, and the city's imaging departments were closely involved. Three senior radiologists, two of whom are former ECR presidents, talk about their experiences.
Tomo-CAD combo targets lung cancer screening
November 25, 2015 -- What if you had a lung cancer screening modality that was better than x-ray and nearly as good as CT, but with less radiation and expense? Researchers from Hungary are investigating the idea with a digital tomosynthesis system that they assembled themselves, along with homegrown computer-aided detection (CAD) software.
Second-opinion gynecologic MRIs may prevent surgery
November 24, 2015 -- Expert second-opinion review of gynecologic oncologic MR images is important as it can affect treatment. Approximately 20% of MRIs had discrepancies between initial and second-opinion interpretations in a new study, which would have affected management, including preventing surgery.
MRI technique comes under scrutiny in wrist
November 23, 2015 -- At 3-tesla, delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage and T2 mapping are feasible in the wrist, despite the thin cartilage, musculoskeletal experts from the University of Heidelberg in Germany have found.
ESR unveils plan for new hybrid imaging society
November 23, 2015 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is set to welcome the European Society for Hybrid Medical Imaging under its umbrella, in line with efforts to increase training in nuclear medicine. Dr. Katrine Riklund will preside over the new society, and the official launch will take place at ECR 2016.
10 ways to build relationships with referring physicians
November 20, 2015 -- How can you keep your referring physicians happy? Clinical competence is a start, but physicians want relationships with professionals they know, like, and trust. And more than ever, radiology departments need to satisfy patients.
ESSR: Keep in mind metal around the shoulder
November 19, 2015 -- Developing a greater appreciation of the many complications that can occur after shoulder surgery improves interactions between radiologists and orthopedic specialists, according to award-winning work presented at the 2015 congress of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR).
Norwegians put spotlight on double reading
November 18, 2015 -- Interest in the pros and cons of double reading looks set to rise still further, following a new Norwegian study that found using expert second readers and targeting urgent cases resulted in enough clinically important changes to case interpretation to support more widespread use of the technique.
Automated tube current selection cuts CT radiation dose
November 18, 2015 -- Automated tube current selection reduced dose significantly in CT scans acquired at dozens of centers worldwide, according to the results of a large international study published in Radiology.
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