RADIOLOGY NEWS
Radiotherapy demand set to grow 16% by 2025
April 19, 2016 -- The demand for radiotherapy across all European countries will climb by an average of 16% between 2012 and 2025, with the highest increase expected for prostate cancer cases (24%), according to a new study published in Radiotherapy and Oncology.
Abbreviated breast MR rivals standard protocol
April 18, 2016 -- An abbreviated breast MR protocol represents a time-saving method with the same diagnostic potential as the standard protocol for characterizing breast lesions, according to Italian researchers. The abbreviated protocol can cut postprocessing time, they say.
U.K. launches massive scanning project
April 18, 2016 -- A U.K. research organization said it has launched a large study across the country that will involve scanning more than 100,000 participants to transform the way medicine looks at a wide variety of diseases including dementia, arthritis, cancer, heart attacks, and stroke.
Spectral data enrich mammography
April 15, 2016 -- Spectral mammography could help reduce breast cancer screening recalls by distinguishing solid lesions from cysts, said researchers from Sweden and the U.K. who have developed a new method to measure the energy-dependent x-ray attenuation of tissue.
Cardiac cath radiation exacts toll on health personnel
April 14, 2016 -- Radiation from cardiac catheterization procedures is taking a heavy toll on cath lab personnel, according to a new study published April 12 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. Italian researchers found higher rates of orthopedic problems, cataracts, skin lesions, and even anxiety and depression in cath lab workers.
Rio's Olympic squad to learn from Baku, London Games
April 13, 2016 -- As the countdown continues to the opening of the Rio Olympics on 5 August, the organizers of the imaging service can learn from new data released about the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the 2012 Olympics in London.
Imaging holds key in war on drug mules
April 13, 2016 -- Novel means of concealment used by traffickers, plus the growing frequency of transporting liquids, pose major challenges for radiologists involved in the detection of illicit drugs, according to researchers from Turkey.
Leipzig prepares to host 97th German national congress
April 12, 2016 -- For the first time, the annual meeting of the German Radiological Society, the 97th German radiological conference, will take place in the city of Leipzig from 4 to 7 May. International lectures are due to feature prominently, and a special session will focus on gadolinium in the brain.
CCTA halves adverse events in SCOT-HEART trial
April 12, 2016 -- A trial comparing the use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to standard care alone in more than 4,000 chest pain patients revealed sharply reduced event rates and fewer negative angiographies when CCTA was used to guide patient management, according to results published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
MRI rules out competing diagnoses in ARVC/D
April 11, 2016 -- Cardiac MRI (CMR) can diagnose arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) where other modalities fail, and it can even identify conditions that mimic the disease -- good news considering that timely treatment can often prevent sudden cardiac death.
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