ESC: CT is effective gatekeeper for invasive angio
September 1, 2016 -- In stable patients with chest pain and suspected coronary artery disease, using coronary CT angiography to guide the selective use of invasive coronary angiography is safer and less expensive than sending patients directly to angiography, according to results presented on Monday at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress in Rome.
PET/MRI's future tied to cost, scan time, key applications
September 1, 2016 -- Buoyed by its perceived superiority over PET/CT, early adopters of PET/MRI believe the hybrid modality could be used more often in routine clinical applications within the next five years. However, this trajectory could hit a speed bump.
ESC: How do cardiologists use Twitter?
August 31, 2016 -- ROME - Tweeting cardiologists are an even rarer breed than tweeting radiologists, it seems. Scottish researchers could only identify 94 cardiologists who use Twitter, 55 of whom are based in the U.S., delegates at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) annual congress learned on Tuesday.
ESC: Danes shed new light on CT and chest pain
August 30, 2016 -- ROME - In patients with chest pain, should you use cardiac CT or functional testing? A large study from Denmark presented on Monday at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) annual congress found advantages and disadvantages to the cardiac CT-based approach.
Paris gears up to expand image-sharing project
August 30, 2016 -- The regional health authority for the Île-de-France region has agreed to a new cloud-based data sharing project that goes beyond the remit of the existing Region Without Film project, a massive effort that digitized the public hospital network in the Paris region that ended last year.
ESC: No benefit in treating extracoronary lesions
August 30, 2016 -- Treating asymptomatic extracoronary artery disease provides no extra benefit to high-risk patients compared with a less aggressive approach that treats only symptomatic disease, according to a report presented on Monday at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress in Rome.
How to manage female genitourinary malformation
August 29, 2016 -- Female genitourinary malformations are not all that common; however, diagnostic imaging for these anomalies is important. Researchers from Spain detail what to look for in a new article published this month in Insights into Imaging.
A clinical take on whole-body dynamic PET
August 26, 2016 -- A U.S.-Swiss research team has developed a promising method for whole-body dynamic PET. Their dynamic PET parametric imaging framework may be of value for commercial PET systems of limited axial field-of-view that are now established in the clinic.
Germany orders 20% reduction in DRLs for radiation dose
August 25, 2016 -- Stating that more progress is needed in reducing patient exposure to radiation dose, German regulatory authorities on Tuesday announced a 20% reduction in diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for radiation from medical imaging procedures. The move could require some facilities to replace aging equipment.
Imaging detects telltale signs of Zika infection
August 25, 2016 -- Radiologists reviewing medical imaging scans of babies and fetuses in cases of suspected Zika infection can expect to see a number of telltale brain abnormalities, including loss of gray- and white-matter volume and a "collapsed" appearance of the skull. That's according to a report on the devastating virus published August 23 in Radiology.
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