RADIOLOGY NEWS
U.K. issues new advice on coronary CT angiography
December 16, 2014 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has published recommendations for the safe use of coronary CT angiography to investigate patients with chest pain. The 26-page document can be downloaded for free from the RCR's website and includes practical information.
Brussels e-health summit looks to the future
December 15, 2014 -- Identify the problem, plan a solution, and just do it. That's the advice of an expert from Finland, speaking at the recent First Annual European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical, and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) eHealth Summit and Workshop. Market analyst Stephen Holloway reports from the Brussels event.
Researchers compare x-ray phase-contrast methods
December 12, 2014 -- Exploiting the refraction of x-rays in tissue, x-ray phase-contrast imaging (XPCi) has the potential to significantly improve upon the image contrast provided by conventional absorption-based x-ray imaging and reduce doses.
FEC-PET/CT boosts cervical and endometrial diagnoses
December 11, 2014 -- PET/CT with the radioisotope F-18 fluoroethylcholine (FEC) is a feasible and promising imaging alternative to FDG-PET/CT in detecting cervical and endometrial tumors, according to a pilot study from the U.K. presented last week at RSNA 2014.
Guy Sebag: Europe mourns a top pediatric radiologist
December 10, 2014 -- Radiologists from across Europe and beyond have paid tribute to the life and achievements of Dr. Guy Sebag, the highly respected 55-year-old French pediatric radiologist who died suddenly on 28 November.
N. Ireland adopts novel approach to lung cancer screening
December 9, 2014 -- An innovative lung cancer screening pilot project in Northern Ireland designed to target selected patients older than 50 is underway. The scheme is based on sensitive, low-cost chest x-ray, the first port of call to exclude lung cancer.
PET/MRI matches PET/CT in NSCLC accuracy
December 8, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Using a 15-minute MRI protocol with PET/MR, Swiss researchers achieved diagnostic accuracy equal to that of PET/CT for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Study results were presented at last week's RSNA 2014 conference.
MRI helps predict return to action for injured soccer players
December 5, 2014 -- CHICAGO - The best way to determine how long it will take a professional soccer player with a thigh-muscle injury to return to the field is by evaluating certain key MRI results, according to a German study presented at the RSNA 2014 meeting.
Spanish scoop top RSNA award for hip arthroplasty work
December 4, 2014 -- Researchers from the Basque Country in Northern Spain received a top prize for their exhibit on hip arthroplasty on Wednesday at the RSNA 2014 meeting in Chicago. The four other European recipients of the prestigious Magna Cum Laude poster award were from France and the U.K.
DBT finds 30% more cancer than mammo in dense breasts
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to full-field digital mammography improves cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue by 30% versus mammo alone, according to Norwegian research presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2014.
Trauma CT experts unveil fresh data on accident fatalities
December 3, 2014 -- In all trauma cases, there is a higher incidence of upper cervical fractures compared with lower ones, and pedestrians involved in fatal accidents are far more likely than cyclists to suffer a cervical fracture, Swiss researchers reported at RSNA 2014.
Motion casts bigger shadow than iterative reconstruction on calcium scores
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Fast-moving coronary arteries exert a huge influence on coronary calcium scores, but not all scores go in the same direction, according to new research from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
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