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New tracer could help HNSCC patients avoid surgery
February 12, 2015 -- With the help of a novel radiotracer, researchers were able to accurately identify sentinel lymph nodes in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), potentially reducing the number of patients who need to undergo selective neck dissection.
How interventional radiologists can make childbirth safer
February 12, 2015 -- Traumatic vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections, and invasive placenta conditions can result in excessive bleeding and hysterectomy, and may be life-threatening for women, but innovative interventional radiology treatments are making childbirth safer.
Phase-contrast tops absorptiometry in plaque assessment
February 11, 2015 -- Grating inferometry phase-contrast imaging substantially outperformed x-ray absorption in the imaging of vulnerable coronary plaque, according to new research from University Hospital Zurich.
US-guided injections help ward off rotator cuff degeneration
February 11, 2015 -- Ultrasound-guided injections of platelet-rich plasma for rotator cuff tendinopathy can delay degenerative changes of the tendons and yield quantifiable pain relief and functional improvement, Italian researchers found.
Interview with ECR 2015 President Dr. Bernd Hamm
February 10, 2015 -- As the boss of one of Europe's largest radiology departments, Dr. Bernd Hamm is used to coping with immense pressure and a heavy workload. He looks ahead to ECR 2015, which begins on 4 March, and speaks about his own department and clinical interests.
BI-RADS to come under the microscope in Frankfurt
February 9, 2015 -- The BI-RADS lexicon offers many potential benefits, but a German-language translation is still urgently needed, according to Dr. Markus Müller-Schimpfle, chair of the Breast Imaging Working Group of the German Radiological Society.
Proton therapy: Coming soon to the U.K.
February 6, 2015 -- Against the stunning backdrop of the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, delegates at last week's U.K. College of Radiographers' Annual Radiotherapy Conference heard about the latest plans for the implementation of proton therapy.
Technique boosts x-ray CAD results for TB
February 5, 2015 -- Dutch researchers have developed an algorithm to improve the robustness of computer-aided detection (CAD) to identify tuberculosis (TB) on chest x-rays -- enabling CAD to significantly improve the detection of thoracic abnormalities.
Irish find imaging requests often include incorrect details
February 4, 2015 -- Electronic requests for imaging studies from clinicians frequently include erroneous clinical information, a problem that may lead to a variety of troubling issues, challenges, and choppy waters for radiology departments, researchers from the Republic of Ireland have found.
U.K. steps up its bid to entice overseas radiologists
February 4, 2015 -- A shortfall of radiologists in the U.K. is putting a strain on departments across the country, and bolstering services with a fresh injection of imaging specialists has never been more important, according to local experts.
Study: DBT plus 2D mammography boosts specificity
February 3, 2015 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) combined with 2D mammography, or synthetic mammography, has better specificity than 2D mammography alone, a large study of more than 7,000 patients has found. However, there was only a marginal improvement in sensitivity.
Brazil team finds WhatsApp suitable for reviewing bone fractures
February 3, 2015 -- WhatsApp Messenger is one of the most popular instant messaging apps for smartphones today. But it's not just for chatting or sharing videos and photos: It can also be used as a diagnostic tool for viewing certain types of CT scans and radiographs, according to a study from Brazil.
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