Mobile App Spotlight: CT Anatomy
May 5, 2015 -- Mobile apps in radiology are developing fast. We're taking a look at CT Anatomy, an iOS app that offers a cross-sectional guide of normal anatomy as seen on CT. It includes more than 350 axial CT views, as well as more than 700 anatomical structures and descriptions.
No need for CT: Contrast US can follow up solid-organ injuries
May 4, 2015 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can be used instead of CT for following up solid-organ injuries in children and young adults, avoiding unnecessary radiation exposure in this vulnerable population, according to researchers from London's King's College Hospital who reported their findings from a large retrospective study.
Errors by locum radiologists ignite fierce debate in Ireland
May 1, 2015 -- Thousands of x-rays and other scans have been reviewed and hundreds of patients recalled after errors were discovered in the work of three locum radiologists, according to the Irish Times. But a senior radiologist in Dublin is questioning some aspects of the report.
Treatment images highlight dose changes
May 1, 2015 -- Researchers from Munich have worked out how to reveal the dosimetric impact of changes on intensity-modulated x-ray and proton therapy, and are promoting awareness of dosimetric consequences in staff involved in treatment plan creation or irradiation.
CT reveals cardioembolic stroke that echo misses
May 1, 2015 -- Echocardiography may be the de facto gold standard for cardiac evaluation of patients suspected of having cardioembolic stroke, but it isn't necessarily the best modality. A new study from Saudi Arabia used CT to discover several thrombi that echo had missed, along with other conditions.
Breast tomo proves value for detecting calcifications
April 30, 2015 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis is superior to full-field digital mammography for detection of microcalcifications, according to an Italian researcher, who believes the study marks another step toward the evolution of more routine use of 3D mammography in breast imaging.
Safety-net hospital lifts the lid on child abuse
April 29, 2015 -- Fresh data about suspected cases of abuse show that about a quarter of children evaluated at an inner city hospital by means of a skeletal survey with radiography were found to be the victims of abuse. Furthermore, of the abused children, around 39% had skeletal trauma and 61% did not.
Why we need a 20T human MR scanner
April 29, 2015 -- More than 10,000 7-tesla MR research examinations are performed globally, and support continues to grow for moving ultrahigh-field MR into the clinic. The pace of discovery is heartening, writes Dr. Thoralf Niendorf from Berlin.
Mammography quality rises sharply in Bulgaria
April 28, 2015 -- In advance of the introduction of breast screening in Bulgaria, new quality control (QC) evidence reveals that issues affecting mammography practice have drastically improved since QC was introduced eight years ago across the country.
MRI reveals muscular dystrophy variant's toll on hearts
April 27, 2015 -- Duchenne muscular dystrophy carriers, even when asymptomatic, show severe cardiac abnormalities on MRI, according to new research from Germany. Cardiac MRI showed all asymptomatic carriers had significant cardiac pathologies, the researchers found.
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