MR-guided HIFU proves safe for liver ablation October 30, 2014 -- MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) is "sufficiently reliable and safe" to begin clinical trials in the liver. That's according to researchers in Finland and the Netherlands, who have assessed the use of the technique in a clinically acceptable setting.
Germans shed light on image transfers in trauma cases October 29, 2014 -- Researchers from Muenster, Germany, have shown that a centralized DICOM exchange system is feasible, but they also found software must be operated intuitively and should not be restricted to a closed circle of users. Also, temporary accounts are vital to boost user acceptance.
Make peer feedback part of your PACS, urges RCR October 29, 2014 -- All radiology information systems should have a package that allows peer feedback on reports in a timely fashion, and new RIS/PACS must include an integrated quality assurance module or provide a facility for electronic integration to a bespoke system, says the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Women radiologists strive for work-life balance October 28, 2014 -- Can female radiologists really have it all? Or does something have to give? The answer seems to hinge on the country and hospital in which they work, as well as an individual's personality and circumstances, according to conversations with members of AuntMinnieEurope.com's Editorial Advisory Board.
Radiography misses one-third of wrist fractures October 27, 2014 -- Researchers from Turkey found that radiography missed one-third of wrist fractures compared with multidetector-row CT, according to an article published online on October 18 in Emergency Radiology. They believe that clinicians may want to use CT or MRI for emergency room patients suspected of having wrist trauma.
British Museum shows how CT enlivens the ancient dead October 24, 2014 -- Eight mummies and interactive CT images are part of a special exhibition, "Ancient lives, new discoveries," which runs at the British Museum in London until the end of November. Dr. Daniel Antoine and one of two curators of the exhibition gave AuntMinnieEurope.com a guided tour.
JFR: Will virtual autopsy replace traditional autopsy? October 22, 2014 -- Multidisciplinary teams of forensic medical examiners, radiologists, members of the police, and others can help realize the huge potential of virtual autopsies, delegates learned at the French national radiology congress, the JFR.
Why I don't like 'trainees' October 22, 2014 -- The naming system for radiologists is broken, at least in the U.K., where "trainee" is a rubbish word to describe registrars, Dr. Paul McCoubrie writes in his latest column. Mention "trainee" and we think of a pimply teenager, and the term is confusing and belittling, he thinks.
JFR: At the heart of emergency care October 21, 2014 -- Emergency medicine was a central theme during the French national radiology congress, the JFR, which ended on Monday. The cover story in the final edition of the daily newspaper focused on cardiac imaging and was written by Dr. Olivier Vignaux from Paris.
FDG-PET/CT has mixed results in lung cancer screening October 21, 2014 -- Lung cancer researchers from Italy have found that FDG-PET/CT is "highly sensitive" in the diagnosis of indeterminate nodules, as well as nodules larger than 15 mm and solid nodules, but less effective with other smaller, subsolid nodules.
PET/MRI matches PET/CT with less radiation for children October 20, 2014 -- German researchers have found promising evidence that PET/MRI is equivalent to PET/CT for lesion detection in pediatric cancer patients, while at the same time delivering just one-quarter of the radiation dose, according to a study published in the October issue of Radiology.