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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.
Dual-mode PET enhances in vivo dosimetry
April 8, 2016 -- A transformable scanner geometry can improve in-beam PET verification of particle therapy, molecular imaging researchers have found. Now they're developing a larger clinical system and plan to acquire the first patient images later this year.
DBT plus FFDM boosts invasive cancer detection rates
April 7, 2016 -- A new literature review published in The Breast has confirmed that adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to breast screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) boosts invasive cancer detection rates, and it may reduce recall and false-positive rates as well.
Can double reading ever be viable in daily practice?
April 6, 2016 -- Without a systematic discussion of discrepancies, errors and variations in judgment will persist and double reading won't be practical, said a Norwegian researcher who has just published a study of 1,071 double-read abdominal CT exams.
Large Egyptian study shows breast cancer, density link
April 6, 2016 -- A study encompassing more than 100,000 women in Egypt has confirmed that an increase in mammographic breast density -- based on the American College of Radiology classifications -- is associated with a heightened risk of breast cancer.
Oxford team focuses on outcome in ankle injuries
April 5, 2016 -- The severity of a soft-tissue ankle injury as determined by initial classification based on radiological findings is not always an accurate predictor of outcome at six months, according to new research from the U.K.
How to make the most of dose-monitoring software
April 4, 2016 -- Sure, radiation dose-monitoring software can easily provide vital benefits such as dose alerts when imaging studies generate high radiation doses for patients. But the software can also be invaluable for facilitating important workflow changes, Belgian researchers recently reported.
Dose-tracking software drives CT optimization
April 4, 2016 -- A new initiative that leverages radiation dose-monitoring software can achieve crucial results, including optimization of CT protocols and sharp decreases in mean effective dose to patients, according to recent research from Basel University Hospital in Switzerland.
Israeli radiologist Dr. Moshe Graif dies
April 1, 2016 -- European Society of Radiology (ESR) honorary member and former chair of the Israel Radiological Association Dr. Moshe Graif died on 31 March, the ESR has reported.
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