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MRI pioneer Sir Peter Mansfield dies
February 9, 2017 -- Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield, PhD, who performed early research in nuclear magnetic resonance that led to the creation of MRI, died on February 8 at the age of 83, the University of Nottingham announced.
Ultrasound elevates diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
February 9, 2017 -- Adding lung and venous ultrasound into the diagnostic process for pulmonary embolism can yield improved sensitivity and specificity, obviating the need for CT pulmonary angiography in many cases, according to research from Italy that will be published in the March issue of Academic Emergency Medicine.
Radiology learns the lessons of Ebola crisis
February 8, 2017 -- Researchers from a top London teaching hospital with extensive experience of infectious diseases share their knowledge of performing imaging examinations on patients with the Ebola virus and give practical recommendations on how to minimize problems in future epidemics.
Machine-learning analysis of heart motion predicts survival
February 8, 2017 -- A machine-learning survival model based on 3D cardiac motion predicts outcomes beyond conventional risk factors in patients with pulmonary hypertension, according to a new study from the U.K. and Singapore. Semiautomated analysis of the cine MR images could potentially be used to guide patient management.
Italians put finishing touches to image quality method
February 7, 2017 -- Italian researchers have proved a combination of phantoms, an automatic software tool, and a statistical process are effective and applicable on a large scale to vet the image quality and reproducibility for any type of digital mammography system.
Machine learning in radiology targets efficiency
February 6, 2017 -- While artificial intelligence is unlikely to replace radiologists any time soon, a new breed of software applications based on machine learning is poised to take on many of their tedious, repetitive, and time-consuming tasks -- improving productivity and freeing up more time.
Breast screening organizers get creative to boost uptake
February 6, 2017 -- A new study from Lebanon of 2,400 women older than 40 has found that fewer than half the women sent a breast screening invitation underwent mammography. To overcome the hit-and-miss nature of screening adherence in the region, new campaigns and promotions are being used.
CT lung screening enters pipeline in Middle East
February 3, 2017 -- DUBAI - The Abu Dhabi guidelines for CT lung cancer screening were the subject of much debate at the thoracic imaging session during the Total Radiology conference at Arab Health 2017. The guidelines cover an unusual risk factor: 20-year history of water pipe (or shisha) use.
Italians use in-beam PET to monitor proton range
February 2, 2017 -- An Italian research group has developed a new technique involving PET that enables accurate range monitoring during proton therapy. Clinical validation of the prototype began in December, with the team evaluating the treatment of a patient with cancer of the lacrimal glands.
Parizel calls for more standardization of MRI protocols
February 1, 2017 -- DUBAI - The development of effective imaging biomarkers can spark a huge improvement in the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients with multiple sclerosis, but much greater standardization is required, ECR 2017 President Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD, told delegates at the Arab Health congress.
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