Barcelona team give positive verdict on postmortem MRI
January 12, 2015 -- MRI is as accurate as autopsy in demonstrating macroscopic details of brain abnormalities and postmortem MRI may represent a valuable extra tool in cases in which autopsy cannot be performed, according to award-winning Spanish research.
New display calibration method may boost color image viewing
January 9, 2015 -- Although color now pervades medical imaging, currently accepted calibration methods for imaging displays still rely on assessing gray levels. Display calibration may soon enter the color era, however, if a proposed extension to the DICOM Grayscale Standard Display Function is adopted.
MRI and PET tackle Alzheimer's diagnostics
January 8, 2015 -- A new window into the development of Alzheimer's disease may have been opened up by German researchers. They have combined two noninvasive imaging techniques to study b-amyloid plaques and found a connection between their formation in cerebral blood vessels and reduced blood flow in the brain.
U.K. releases new standards on ultrasound
January 7, 2015 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists and the Society and College of Radiographers have published standards on the provision of an ultrasound service. The document can be downloaded for free and includes information about equipment, training and education, reports, auditing, and image management.
Address the backlog issue or you will sink
January 7, 2015 -- Backlogs of unread images are one of the worst nightmares in clinical practice. Any backlog must be tackled urgently and as a high priority -- otherwise you will be watching helplessly as the ship sinks and you sink with it, the Maverinck writes in his latest column.
No stab in the dark: CT provides answers in knife wounds
January 6, 2015 -- Dual-phase (arterial and portal venous) CT should be performed in all patients with penetrating stab wounds to the torso, and specific focus must be placed on assessing for diaphragmatic and bowel injuries, according to a new study from a top London hospital.
Vesalius, radiology, and art
January 5, 2015 -- Brussels-born Andreas Vesalius was an anatomist whose dissections of the human body helped to correct misconceptions dating from ancient times. It's more than 500 years since his birth, but his work remains relevant today, writes Dr. Arpan K. Banerjee.
iPad can replace mouse for driving PACS workstation
January 2, 2015 -- Tired of using a mouse to control your PACS workstation software? Thanks to its touchscreen interface, an iPad is capable of handling this task, researchers from Stanford University in California reported at the 2014 RSNA meeting.
Radiologists face constant interruptions during daily work
December 31, 2014 -- Radiologists are constantly interrupted during their normal daily workflow in the reading room, which could have significant implications for patient care, according to a study presented at this year's RSNA meeting.
Could reverse auctions boost purchasing power in radiology?
December 30, 2014 -- Two years after introducing the concept of reverse auctions to buy capital medical imaging equipment, U.S. firm Reverse Radiology has launched a website to give radiology departments and imaging centers more purchasing leverage.
French specialists join GPs in 2nd week of strike
December 29, 2014 -- French general practitioners (GPs) in private practice have extended their strike for a second week, joined once again by their specialist colleagues in radiology, cardiology, and pediatrics, according to French news reports.
Top 10 AuntMinnieEurope stories for 2014
December 29, 2014 -- We're pleased to offer the top 10 stories of 2014 on Hot topics in 2014 included controversy over Brazilian football star Neymar Junior's CT scan, continuing coverage of the breast screening debate, and radiology under the Nazis.
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