RADIOLOGY NEWS
Why we must recognize the real Marie Curie
February 24, 2015 -- During this month of Oscar hype and hysteria, columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas has watched a production in London's West End that sheds new light on the character and personality of Marie Curie and is well worth seeing.
Results of Dutch-Belgian screening trial can be widely applied
February 23, 2015 -- Individuals scanned with CT in the Nederlands-Leuvens Longkanker Screenings Onderzoek (NELSON) lung cancer screening trial had a similar risk of cancer as people who did not participate in the study, meaning the research can be generalized to a wider population.
U.K. issues new advice on intravascular contrast
February 20, 2015 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published recommendations for the safe use of intravascular contrast agents. The 22-page document can be downloaded for free and includes practical information about use of contrast in at-risk patients and the treatment of reactions.
Ultrasound Doppler mode detects low-grade MSK inflammation
February 19, 2015 -- A new Doppler ultrasound technique can provide better visualization of low-grade inflammation in joints and tendons than power Doppler ultrasound, yielding clinical information that often influences patient management, a team of U.K. researchers recently found.
French report breakthrough in medical isotopes
February 19, 2015 -- Medical physicists from Nantes, France, have generated a series of medical isotopes from the irradiation of thorium-232. One of the products decays into a promising isotope for alpha radionuclide therapy, while another product is a sought-after isotope used in diagnostics.
MRI-based prostate CAD shows high sensitivity for cancer
February 18, 2015 -- An MRI-based prostate cancer computer-aided detection (CAD) system is scoring high marks for detecting intermediate-to-aggressive prostate cancers noninvasively, Dutch investigators have reported.
Germans develop new ways to improve interventional training
February 18, 2015 -- Emerging 3D printing techniques offer great potential to improve interventional radiology training by the use of custom-built rubberlike vessel phantoms that can simulate even the complex anatomy of patients, according to award-winning research from Germany.
Adrian Dixon: Team spirit's the key to success
February 17, 2015 -- LONDON - Building and maintaining team spirit must be an urgent priority for the global imaging community, said Dr. Adrian Dixon in a special lecture to mark the 40th anniversary of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists.
MRI with T2 mapping will aid myocardial edema diagnosis
February 17, 2015 -- Mapping T2 relaxation times in MRI is an important first step toward better diagnosis of myocardial edema. But T2 relaxation times vary widely, both being functions of MR sequences and scanner field strength, so basic studies will be required to access their value.
Nuclear medicine physicians must change to survive
February 16, 2015 -- While nuclear medicine is not in imminent danger of extinction, it may need to reinvent itself for the future, according to the president of the British Nuclear Medicine Society. In particular, nuclear medicine physicians need to shed their self-image as purely imaging-based physicians to become more involved in clinical areas.
Use CTA for aortic emergencies, Austrians say
February 13, 2015 -- For detecting aortic emergencies, CT angiography (CTA) is the modality of choice and enables clinical teams to decide whether elective, urgent, or emergent treatment is necessary, while endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) and surgical repair are the recommended therapies, according to Austrian researchers.
Study: 1 in 4 Saudis headed for heart attack
February 13, 2015 -- Within the next 10 years, one-fourth of all adults in Saudi Arabia will have a heart attack, according to research presented at the Saudi Heart Association annual conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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