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Radiology gets set for IDoR on 8 November
October 2, 2017 -- Over 150 professional societies from across the globe are set to take part in the International Day of Radiology (IDoR) on 8 November. The focus is on emergency radiology, and the organizers have posted expert interviews with radiologists from Spain, France, and elsewhere.  Discuss
Why a disturbed child should make us suspicious
September 29, 2017 -- X-ray, CT, and MRI play a key diagnostic role in cases of suspected violence against children. Some findings are made by chance, while others are abundantly apparent. In this interview, Dr. Hans-Joachim Mentzel, chair of the German Pediatric Radiology Association, discusses the signs to look for.  Discuss
fMRI links brain disruptions to Parkinson's hallucinations
September 28, 2017 -- Researchers from VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam used functional MRI (fMRI) to visualize disruptions in several areas of the brain associated with attention and visual processing in people with Parkinson's disease. The findings could explain visual hallucinations in these patients, according to a paper published online on September 27 in Radiology.  Discuss
U.K. issues new advice on imaging of child abuse
September 27, 2017 -- The U.K. has released detailed guidelines on suspected cases of child abuse. The 54-page document can be downloaded for free from the Royal College of Radiologists' website, and given the U.K.'s experience and leading role in this area, it may be used widely across Europe.  Discuss
Swiss use computer algorithm to estimate CT fetal dose
September 26, 2017 -- Researchers from Switzerland have developed computer models to estimate the radiation dose to fetuses of pregnant women undergoing CT. The ramifications include better decision-making for doctors and patients, according to the study team.  Discuss
The search for a dedicated cardiac CT scanner
September 26, 2017 -- The increasing volume of coronary CT angiography examinations suggests a clinical need for a dedicated cardiac CT scanner. A global team of engineers is leading an initiative to define and evaluate hypothetical solutions to meet this need.  Discuss
Interview: Imaging's responsibility to children
September 25, 2017 -- Dr. Friederike Körber has a passion for working with children. She was scientific manager of the annual conference of the German Pediatric Radiology Association, which took place last week in Cologne. She explains about what makes her job so rewarding and the skills needed to make a good pediatric radiologist.  Discuss
MRI correlates brain changes to cognitive decline
September 22, 2017 -- Researchers from multiple groups in the U.K., headed up at St George's University of London, have developed a single score MR imaging methodology for correlating cerebral small vessel disease damage to cognitive decline.  Discuss
Why all the hype over 3D printing? Plus how to do it
September 21, 2017 -- As specialists in the viewing, manipulation, and interpretation of 3D medical datasets, radiologists are in the ideal position to exploit the full potential of 3D printing, but their lack of knowledge of the process could hold them back, according to researchers from a top London hospital.  Discuss
fMRI cheese study wins Ig Nobel Prize
September 21, 2017 -- It isn't every day that cheese is the focal point of a functional MRI (fMRI) study, but a foray by French researchers into an area of research that is seldom -- if ever -- explored earned them an Ig Nobel Prize.  Discuss
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