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Lancet study maps 2015 MERS outbreak in South Korea
July 8, 2016 -- A single patient transmitted the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to nearly half of those infected with the virus during the 2015 outbreak in South Korea, according to a study published online on July 8 in Lancet.
MR-guided radiotherapy progresses in lung
July 8, 2016 -- By accounting for the presence of the magnetic field during treatment planning, it is possible to deliver clinically acceptable MR-guided lung stereotactic body radiotherapy treatments, report U.K. researchers. This result may pave the way toward improved radiotherapy treatments.
Photon-counting breast CT measures up
July 7, 2016 -- Breast CT with a prototype photon-counting scanner offers higher resolution than what's been reported for other types of breast imaging technologies, according to a new specimen imaging study by Willi Kalender, PhD. Another advantage of photon-counting CT is its efficient use of radiation.
Could machine learning diagnose Alzheimer's disease?
July 7, 2016 -- Could techniques like machine learning help radiologists diagnose Alzheimer's disease? Dutch researchers used machine-learning software to analyze arterial spin-labeled MRI scans for signs of abnormal perfusion that could be a predictor of Alzheimer's, according to a study published on July 6 in Radiology.
Grangeiro's squad gets set for Olympic challenge
July 6, 2016 -- Dr. João Grangeiro has a fine Olympic pedigree. He's been involved in six summer and three winter Olympic Games, representing Brazil at volleyball and working as an orthopedic specialist. But his greatest challenge will come from 5 August to 18 September, when Rio 2016 takes place.
Brexit fallout: Industry braces itself
July 6, 2016 -- The U.K. referendum decision to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves through the global med-tech community. Accurate market predictions post-Brexit ("British exit") are tough, but Stephen Holloway gives it his best shot. He also looks at the outlook for MRI.
Training can boost accuracy of radiographers' reporting
July 5, 2016 -- Appropriate training methods for radiographers have a substantial impact on their ability to interpret images accurately, according to research conducted in Singapore and presented at the 2016 U.K. Radiological Congress in Liverpool.
Brain MRI surprises with incidental findings
July 4, 2016 -- Nearly 10% of patients receiving a brain MRI have incidental findings, and a third of those require further evaluation for the unexpected abnormalities, according to a large Dutch study published online in Radiology.
Dublin team assesses cost aspects of staff shortages
July 1, 2016 -- Undercapacity in radiology departments is leading to substantial costs for hospitals because imaging delays significantly prolong in-patient length of stay, but the problem can be solved by hiring more staff to run existing equipment for longer, according to researchers from a leading Irish facility.
Ultrasound eases drug delivery to the brain
June 30, 2016 -- Brain diseases are notoriously difficult to treat due to the blood-brain barrier (BBB), a protective layer of cells limiting the delivery of most drugs into the brain. One promising approach for BBB disruption combines pulsed ultrasound with injected microbubbles.
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