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Large Egyptian study shows breast cancer, density link
April 6, 2016 -- A study encompassing more than 100,000 women in Egypt has confirmed that an increase in mammographic breast density -- based on the American College of Radiology classifications -- is associated with a heightened risk of breast cancer.
Oxford team focuses on outcome in ankle injuries
April 5, 2016 -- The severity of a soft-tissue ankle injury as determined by initial classification based on radiological findings is not always an accurate predictor of outcome at six months, according to new research from the U.K.
How to make the most of dose-monitoring software
April 4, 2016 -- Sure, radiation dose-monitoring software can easily provide vital benefits such as dose alerts when imaging studies generate high radiation doses for patients. But the software can also be invaluable for facilitating important workflow changes, Belgian researchers recently reported.
Dose-tracking software drives CT optimization
April 4, 2016 -- A new initiative that leverages radiation dose-monitoring software can achieve crucial results, including optimization of CT protocols and sharp decreases in mean effective dose to patients, according to recent research from Basel University Hospital in Switzerland.
Israeli radiologist Dr. Moshe Graif dies
April 1, 2016 -- European Society of Radiology (ESR) honorary member and former chair of the Israel Radiological Association Dr. Moshe Graif died on 31 March, the ESR has reported.
Cone-beam CT works well in adaptive proton therapy
April 1, 2016 -- Cone-beam CT can help identify treatment-relevant anatomical changes in patients receiving proton therapy for lung cancer, according to new research from Belgium, the U.K., and the U.S.
Top tips for e-learning: Interview with Dr. Mario Maas
March 31, 2016 -- There are many online educational resources, but how do you know which ones to trust? The European Society of Radiology's eLearning Editor Dr. Mario Maas speaks about the use of social media for education and the integration of e-learning into the training curriculum.
Belgian radiologists speak of shock after terrorist attacks
March 30, 2016 -- A group of radiologists traveling to Munich on an industry visit were caught up in last week's bombings in Brussels. Terrorist attacks like these are making people more reluctant to travel, says ESR President Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD.
Getting patient consent requires sensitivity, tact
March 30, 2016 -- Obtaining informed consent is an important part of radiologists' work, but rarely do they give it sufficient thought and attention, note two leading German experts. In this interview, they give practical hints and suggestions for obtaining patient consent.
Without PET, CT falls short in finding metastases
March 29, 2016 -- Using PET/CT as the reference standard, German researchers have found significant deficiencies with CT alone for the detection of bone marrow metastases in patients with malignant melanoma, according to a study published in the April issue of the European Journal of Radiology.
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