U.K. issues new advice on 24-hour interventional care February 1, 2017 -- Every acute hospital has a duty to ensure it has formal arrangements to secure the provision of elective and emergency interventional radiology services, but this is not happening at present and patients are being put at risk, according to new U.K. guidelines.
U.S. travel ban complicates radiology conference calendar January 31, 2017 -- The Trump administration's new policy restricting immigration to the U.S. from seven countries in the Middle East could create complications for societies scheduled to hold meetings in the country in coming months. One group with an upcoming conference, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, issued a statement on January 30 about the new policy.
Mechanical imaging can cut breast screening recalls January 31, 2017 -- Adding a technique called mechanical imaging to mammography breast cancer screening could lower the number of false positives and recalls by a third, according to a new Swedish study. The researchers call the results "surprising."
Breast screening debate spreads to Middle East January 30, 2017 -- DUBAI - As the doors spring open for the first day of the Arab Health 2017 show, breast cancer screening is set to come under close scrutiny at the Total Radiology conference that forms a major part of the event. Dr. Shaikha Abu Shaikha speaks about Qatar's Breast and Bowel Screening Program.
Imaging offers hope to women with fertility problems January 26, 2017 -- Millions of women each year have difficulty conceiving children, a condition known as subfertility. But radiology is playing a growing role in both detecting the condition and helping to solve problems with noninvasive therapies, according to research from a leading facility in London.
PET/MRI adds to recurrent breast cancer diagnoses January 26, 2017 -- PET/MRI's efficacy in women's imaging applications continues to broaden. Dr. Johannes Grueneisen and his colleagues from Essen, Germany, have found the hybrid modality achieves "superior restaging" with breast cancer patients compared with MRI alone.
Hard Brexit signals rocky road for radiology January 25, 2017 -- The U.K. looks set to leave the European Union single market and opt for a so-called hard Brexit. In his new column, Stephen Holloway discusses the implications for medical imaging and healthcare IT, focusing on the U.K. National Health Service, regulatory aspects, and the market impact.
Stereotactic breast biopsies: Room for improvement? January 24, 2017 -- When it comes to the business side of radiology, there is considerable scope for improvement, according to Dr. Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland. Using breast biopsies as an example, he explains how delays and inefficiencies can have a substantial effect on a hospital's bottom line.
Germans cast doubt on value of TB screening of refugees January 23, 2017 -- A new study from Germany involving more than 17,000 refugees has shown mass tuberculosis (TB) screening by chest x-ray is inefficient due to the high number required to detect active pulmonary TB. In a migrant population in which TB prevalence is low, a more targeted approach to screening may be useful.