RADIOLOGY NEWS
PET/CT remains best option for head, neck cancer
January 12, 2017 -- While PET/MRI shows great promise in a multitude of clinical applications, German researchers have found that the hybrid modality's performance in evaluating head and neck cancer appears no better than that of tried-and-true PET/CT.
U.K. publishes new standards for teleradiology
January 12, 2017 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has released updated guidelines for the provision of teleradiology, noting that the latest version contains standards for the sharing of imaging data and for outsourcing reporting of images outside local healthcare organizations.
Deep learning boosts CT colonography outcomes
January 11, 2017 -- A new kind of electronic-cleansing algorithm can deliver reduced-prep CT colonography (CTC) to routine clinical practice, according to results from a multinational team of researchers. The group's technique for CTC outperformed two conventional methods, producing far fewer artifacts.
Improving the patient experience benefits everyone
January 10, 2017 -- As a diagnostic radiologist, Dr. Jennifer Adams has always been sensitive to the concerns and fears that patients can have when faced with medical imaging procedures. But she gained a new perspective on what it's like to be a patient when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38.
Cochrane group again takes aim at breast screening
January 9, 2017 -- Continuing a campaign going back to at least 2000, researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen take aim at screening mammography in a January 10 article in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The group claims that breast screening doesn't reduce the incidence of advanced tumors, and that one-third of tumors detected actually represent overdiagnosis.
Accelerated MRI can bring benefits in daily routine
January 9, 2017 -- Accelerated MRI techniques are readily available today and offer clear advantages in terms of time, resolution, diagnostic accuracy, and patient compliance, according to researchers from Bern in Switzerland.
5 tips on how to read gynecologic images
January 6, 2017 -- A sound knowledge of clinical details, including tumor markers, is vital when interpreting gynecologic images, because this information enables the radiologist to make an accurate diagnosis, according to award-winning researchers from a top London teaching hospital.
PET/MRI head scans reveal important incidental findings
January 5, 2017 -- Adding a scan of the entire head to a routine whole-body PET/MRI protocol reveals a significant number of incidental findings in the brain in asymptomatic cancer patients, found a study presented at RSNA 2016.
Swiss identify pros and cons of 3D printing
January 4, 2017 -- Three-dimensional printing represents a valuable addition to the radiological report, and along with virtual reality, it will play an increasing role in conveying information to referrers, Swiss experts believe.
Radiologist burnout: Worse than we thought?
January 4, 2017 -- It's no secret that physicians are susceptible to workplace burnout, and radiologists are no exception. The syndrome can be dangerous, affecting the well-being of physicians and also the quality of care provided to patients. But how common is burnout?
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