Maniawski: We must sell molecular imaging better
September 30, 2016 -- Molecular imaging can drive personalized medicine and revolutionize healthcare, but unless the nuclear medicine sector improves its communications and outreach, it could be years before we see the benefits, Piotr Maniawski of Philips Healthcare told a symposium in Brussels on Wednesday.
Dose-monitoring software proves value in trauma cases
September 29, 2016 -- Automatic radiation dose monitoring software is feasible and accurate for monitoring CT doses for trauma patients, Swiss researchers have reported in Clinical Radiology. They also judged it to be quite useful for assessing the impact of dose-reduction initiatives over time.
Ghost imaging could lead to lower x-ray doses
September 29, 2016 -- Ghost imaging generates images by analyzing correlations between two light beams, the more powerful of which doesn't bounce off the object in question. The technique has been demonstrated at visible and infrared wavelengths, but now two international groups have extended it to the x-ray region.
Imaging biomarkers have central role in precision medicine
September 28, 2016 -- Imaging biomarkers can have an impact in clinical practice only if the information they provide answers the clinical problem. Biomarker results must be displayed in an intuitive way, and postprocessing platforms should be implemented, write Dr. Luis Martí-Bonmatí, PhD, and Dr. Angel Alberich.
Italy releases new guidelines for breast cancer follow-up
September 27, 2016 -- Two Italian medical societies have joined forces to develop a position paper on breast imaging follow-up of women with a history of breast cancer. A key recommendation is dedicated follow-up for at least 10 years, according to author Dr. Francesco Sardanelli and colleagues.
Breast MRI survey reveals wide variations across Europe
September 26, 2016 -- Breast indications for MRI differ vastly across Europe, but techniques are closer to U.S. practice than anticipated, according to a new survey presented for the first time at the European Society of Breast Imaging annual meeting, which ended in Paris on 24 September.
Kuhl: False positives on breast MRI can be valuable
September 23, 2016 -- The management of breast lesions with uncertain malignant potential took center stage at the annual scientific meeting of the European Society of Breast Imaging, and breast imaging pioneer Dr. Christiane Kuhl focused on MRI's impact on these questionable findings.
UAE steps up campaign on dose awareness
September 22, 2016 -- Moves to limit medical radiation exposure are intensifying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and safety issues and education now are high on the agenda of healthcare professionals. Every effort must be made to reduce exposure and boost risk awareness, according to key participants at next month's summit in the region.
MR safety: Why we may not need a 20T scanner
September 21, 2016 -- The mere concept of ultrahigh-field MRI is debatable because there will be problems and risks beyond heat deposition and deafening noise, writes the Maverinck in his latest column. All exams above 2 tesla should be viewed as experimental, not clinical.
Encore une fois -- new name for French congress
September 21, 2016 -- A name change and a star-studded program that reflects political forces at play promise to bring fresh life to the upcoming French national radiology congress, to be held in Paris from 14 to 17 October, according to meeting President Dr. Yves Menu.
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