1,000th scan performed at Rio 2016 polyclinic August 17, 2016 -- As the Olympic flame continues to burn brightly in Rio, the 1,000th imaging exam was performed at the Olympics yesterday. An impressive 610 MRI scans were carried out on the first 12 days of the games, surpassing the total number completed throughout London 2012.
Thorax: Lung screening leaves no lasting harm August 17, 2016 -- Fear can lead to avoidance of lung cancer screening, but a welcome boost has come from a new study analyzing the long-term effects of low-dose CT examinations in the U.K. Lung Cancer Screening trial. It found that patients randomized to the imaging arm did not experience unnecessary long-term anxiety.
New neural network outperforms CAD for mammography August 16, 2016 -- A convolutional neural network trained on a large dataset of mammographic lesions outperformed a conventional mammography computer-aided detection (CAD) scheme, according to a new Dutch study published this month. These networks can be fine-tuned based on radiologists' knowledge.
Newspeak in radiology August 15, 2016 -- Do radiologists communicate with themselves and their colleagues in such a way that everybody gets the same message? Perhaps not. New nomenclature gets coined by some ignoramuses that is plainly wrong, the Maverinck contends. Read more about his thoughts on language in this latest column.
Mammography in Malta: Room for improvement August 12, 2016 -- How well is mammography performed in Malta? No one knows for sure because image-quality studies haven't been conducted -- until now. New research found that the average reject rate for the nation fell within acceptable levels, but there is still room for improvement, particularly at individual centers.
MRI scanners running nonstop at Olympic polyclinic August 12, 2016 -- The Olympic polyclinic inside Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Village -- and especially the imaging suite -- has become wildly popular with athletes and their entourages during the 2016 games, according to an August 11 story in USA Today.
Why do Iranian women avoid mammography screening? August 11, 2016 -- Why aren't more women in Iran seeking out breast screening? A new study shows that social, cultural, and religious factors constitute major barriers to mammography adherence, and the authors call for breast health educational programs to do more to encourage women to get screened.
3D imaging helps diagnose 1.7-million-year-old cancer August 11, 2016 -- Cancer is often thought to be a product of modern times and lifestyles, but researchers have discovered what they believe is the earliest case of malignancy -- in a fossil from an early human ancestor who lived about 1.7 million years ago. The key to diagnosing this ancient cancer was advanced 3D imaging technology.
MRI sheds light on Zika virus, severe joint deformities August 10, 2016 -- New research led by a Brazilian pediatrician who has been featured in Vogue and the Wall Street Journal, provides detailed information about the clinical, imaging, and electromyographic findings in babies with arthrogryposis associated with congenital Zika virus infection.
7 top tips for reporting cervical spine CT August 9, 2016 -- To help eliminate mistakes by radiology trainees reporting out-of-hours cervical spine trauma CT scans, it's crucial to bear in mind seven key learning points, U.K. researchers reported at the 2016 congress of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology.