MRI can help avoid unnecessary prostate cancer biopsies January 20, 2017 -- By first undergoing a multiparametric MRI scan, more than 25% of men with suspected prostate cancer could avoid a needle biopsy guided by transrectal ultrasound, according to a study published online January 19 in the Lancet.
Group calls for global research effort into gadolinium January 19, 2017 -- Two European researchers are forging ahead with their proposal to collect clinical experiences and outcomes with gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) and store the information in a worldwide database. The ultimate goal is to further advance research into GBCA safety, as outlined in the January issue of Radiology.
Irish advocate caution on breast screening for under 40s January 18, 2017 -- Screening for breast cancer is not recommended for women younger than 40 who have normal, benign, or undocumented examination findings, but women with a moderate or high familial risk of breast cancer, personal breast cancer history, or those referred for screening are another story, Irish researchers have found.
Virtual reality enables parents to meet baby before birth January 18, 2017 -- A Finnish company has developed a virtual reality product to enable parents to meet their unborn child using 3D and 4D ultrasound. The developer thinks it could represent the future of fetal ultrasound and is speaking with a hospital and an ultrasound vendor to see what applications can be found.
Spanish deliver master class on imaging of peritoneum January 17, 2017 -- What do you really need to know about imaging of peritoneal metastases? Radiologists from Barcelona, Spain, have tackled this tricky topic and collected a prestigious international prize for their efforts.
Personal experiences in MRI: A cardiologist's perspective January 16, 2017 -- Dr. Sven Piepenburg is training to become a cardiologist at Würzburg University Hospital in Germany. He conducts about 800 MRI examinations on a 3-tesla scanner, mostly on patients with suspected myocardial infarction or inflammation. In this column, he writes about his experiences.
Physics advances help shape clinical PET January 13, 2017 -- Developments in PET software and hardware can have a big impact on the application of PET in clinical practice, and PET can also move beyond the imaging of cancer, according to a researcher from Leeds, U.K.