Photoacoustics shows clinical potential in breast cancer
September 4, 2015 -- Ultrasound and x-ray mammography have several limitations for the detection and monitoring of breast cancer, including high false-positive rates and exposure to ionizing radiation, and this has motivated research into alternatives such as photoacoustic imaging.
Fukushima nuclear disaster casts shadow on CR images
September 3, 2015 -- Radiologists at a Japanese hospital were baffled when dark spots began appearing on computed radiography (CR) images in March 2011. They discovered that the spots were caused by fallout from the nuclear disaster at the nearby Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to an August 21 article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
ESC: Tips and tricks on securing the perfect job
September 2, 2015 -- LONDON - You've read an advert for your dream job, but more than 100 other doctors have seen it too. How can you stand out from the crowd and land the post? Tips and tricks were given during a workshop held at this week's European Society of Cardiology (ESC) annual congress.
Pattern recognition techniques boost image prefetching
September 2, 2015 -- Cloud-based image repositories can yield many benefits, but this archiving model can also suffer from communication latency issues due to high image volumes. A pattern recognition system can really speed up image retrieval times, however, according to researchers from Portugal.
Long MRI shifts may lead to dizziness, headaches
September 2, 2015 -- How long radiographers work in an MRI suite could influence how often they are prone to symptoms such as dizziness or headaches, according to a U.K. study in the September issue of European Radiology. The research seems likely to affect ongoing discussion about the topic.
ESC issues new infective endocarditis guidelines
September 1, 2015 -- Concurrent with its annual meeting this week in London, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has published new guidelines for diagnosing infective endocarditis in the European Heart Journal. For the first time, the guidelines emphasize the importance of multimodality imaging in endocarditis diagnosis and management.
ESC: German MR expert pinpoints key trends
August 31, 2015 -- LONDON - Cardiac MRI should be incorporated into studies of myocardial reperfusion to predict clinical outcomes and provide insight into mechanisms of benefit, attendees of a packed session were told on Monday at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) annual meeting.
Angio histories show unnecessary cardiac radiation
August 31, 2015 -- Based on up to 30 years of individual patient data for cardiac interventional procedures, German researchers have concluded more than one-third of the radiation exposure in coronary angiography procedures was unnecessary, according to a new report in the September issue of European Radiology.
Effects of false-positive mammograms can persist
August 28, 2015 -- Women who receive false-positive mammograms are twice as likely to experience long-term unpleasant psychosocial consequences than women with negative exams, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
Photonics screens for heart disease
August 27, 2015 -- A consortium of companies and research institutes, led by IMEC in Belgium, has recently been awarded 3.6 million euros to develop a mobile, low-cost, noninvasive, point-of-care screening device. It aims to use silicon photonics to allow large-scale screening of populations for cardiovascular disease risk.
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