7 top tips for reporting cervical spine CT August 9, 2016 -- To help eliminate mistakes by radiology trainees reporting out-of-hours cervical spine trauma CT scans, it's crucial to bear in mind seven key learning points, U.K. researchers reported at the 2016 congress of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology.
How to make full image sharing a reality August 8, 2016 -- The barriers to true, seamless image sharing are many and varied, but the solutions are within our grasp, notes Dr. Stephen Fenn in a guest column. It's vital to push to get full sharing functionality in place, covering each of the scheduling, scanning, reporting, and subsequent clinical care steps.
MRI may not be needed to diagnose skier's thumb in ER August 5, 2016 -- Skier's thumb can be diagnosed based solely on clinical findings by residents in the emergency room (ER) when instructed correctly. Additional imaging such as MRI should only be employed in cases when the physical exam remains inconclusive, according to research from the Netherlands published on 21 July in the European Journal of Radiology.
U.K. issues standards on image reading by nonradiologists August 4, 2016 -- While radiologists are of course best-suited to report on imaging studies, they may not always be immediately available due to staff shortages. The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has released new guidelines on how nonradiologists can interpret these examinations.
Rio 2016 polyclinic opens its doors August 3, 2016 -- The Rio Olympics begin on Friday. Two MRI systems, plus three digital x-ray and four ultrasound units, will be housed in the 3,500-sq-m polyclinic, which stays open until 18 September. We take a peep inside the building.
MRI + BI-RADS: A winning combination August 2, 2016 -- Using BI-RADS to detect ductal carcinoma in situ with MRI results in higher sensitivity and positive predictive value than mammography, according to new Brazilian research published in the European Journal of Radiology.
Screening uptake remains patchy in Turkey August 1, 2016 -- In spite of Turkey's growing income levels, cancer screening coverage continues to be relatively poor among women, and their educational level, access to social security, and lifestyle factors have a crucial impact on screening rates, researchers have found.
Medical physics: Future directions and current status July 29, 2016 -- Where is medical physics now, and where might it be in 60 years' time? And what have been the key moments in the evolution of medical physics? These questions were addressed in a symposium at London's Imperial College.
Does imaging after thyroid cancer treatment help? July 28, 2016 -- Yes, surveillance imaging can identify the recurrence of thyroid cancer in patients who have received treatment. But that doesn't mean the scans will affect patient survival, according to a large retrospective study published online July 21 in BMJ.
Interventional radiology from head to toe July 27, 2016 -- Interventional radiologists are like strikers in a football match: Both depend on other players passing the ball to them, says Dr. Christian Stroszczynski, the new head of the German Society for Interventional Radiology and Minimally Invasive Therapy. In this interview, he reveals his aims during his term in office.