Flannery named as GE chief as Immelt to retire June 15, 2017 -- Industrial conglomerate GE is once again reaching into its healthcare business to find an executive to lead the company. The firm has named GE Healthcare President John Flannery to replace Jeff Immelt when he retires as chairman and CEO at the end of the year.
UKRC: Voice recognition errors require action June 14, 2017 -- MANCHESTER - Analysis of radiology reports generated using voice recognition software has shown an unacceptably high error rate, and urgent measures are essential to combat the problem, delegates learned at the U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC 2017).
SNMMI: FET-PET could have answers for brainstem glioma June 14, 2017 -- Researchers in Switzerland are setting their sights on fluoroethyl-tyrosine (FET) PET imaging as the best way to assess adult brainstem glioma and gauge patients' chances for progression-free survival. Study results were presented on 11 June at the U.S. Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.
UKRC: U.K. team adds impetus to radiographer reporting June 13, 2017 -- MANCHESTER - In a new study presented by experienced investigators from Canterbury at the U.K. Radiological Congress, well-trained reporting radiographers achieved high levels of accuracy and boosted cost-effectiveness in the interpretation of CT head scans. The findings look set to increase interest in role extension.
Munich team develops handheld scanner June 13, 2017 -- A handheld optoacoustic scanner enables imaging of skin layers and blood vessels in patients with psoriasis. Developed by researchers from Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich, the device uses raster scan optoacoustic mesoscopy to provide relevant clinical information, without requiring contrast agents or radiation exposure.
PET/optical combo can guide breast-conserving surgery June 12, 2017 -- Researchers are reporting early success in the combination of optical and molecular imaging to view FDG-PET images that detect early-stage breast cancer. The technique can assess tumor margins during breast tumor surgery by detecting light emitted from an FDG-PET radiopharmaceutical.
Breast density software proves reliability June 9, 2017 -- Breast imaging software can be reliable in estimating the local glandular tissue distribution in mammograms and can be used for assessment and follow-up, according to Spanish researchers. In addition, the software can handle small variations of the acquisition angle and to the beam energy.
Update: Record retention in vendor-neutral archive June 8, 2017 -- Radiology departments are relatively advanced when it comes to digital transformation, but in the absence of meaningful algorithms for record retention, the unnecessary large size of imaging data kept online is likely to cost hospitals large amounts of cash, writes columnist Dr. Neelam Dugar.
Prokop: Ultrahigh-resolution CT raises the bar June 7, 2017 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Exquisitely detailed ultrahigh-resolution CT is on its way thanks to several technologies, although most haven't reached the market yet, according to a presentation given by Dr. Mathias Prokop on Monday at the International Society for Computed Tomography meeting.
How to plan and implement a home reporting service June 7, 2017 -- One of our top articles in 2015 was about a retired radiologist, Dr. Richard Harries, who reads up to 35,000 scans a year. He is still keeping very busy and is highly productive at home. In this special feature, we find out how he does it.