Visceral fat tied to coronary disease
May 4, 2016 -- When it comes to the risk of coronary artery disease, not all fat is created equal, say Hungarian researchers. They found that at least one type of visceral fat correlates with the presence of coronary artery disease.
Guidelines issued for imaging prosthetic heart valves
May 4, 2016 -- New guidelines for multimodality imaging and diagnosis of prosthetic heart valves have been issued by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging.
DBT better characterizes breast lesions in Asian study
May 3, 2016 -- Researchers from Hong Kong have determined that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) had higher sensitivity and better characterized more lesions than full-field digital mammography and synthesized 2D mammography when screening women at moderate risk of breast cancer.
Spanish group warns of radiation emitted by patients
May 3, 2016 -- Patients injected with radiopharmaceuticals for nuclear medicine procedures continue to give off radiation after their scans are completed, and steps should be taken to reduce the public's exposure to these individuals until the radiopharmaceuticals decay, according to Spanish researchers.
Saudi team releases new findings on MERS virus
May 2, 2016 -- Research from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), underlines how imaging investigations can help early detection and management of disease progression, thereby playing a crucial role in predicting patient outcome.
Oxford spin-off prepares MRI liver software for market
April 29, 2016 -- Perspectum Diagnostics, a start-up company spun off from Oxford University in the U.K., is preparing to unveil a new software application designed to cut down on unnecessary invasive liver biopsies.
Dutch investigate inverse approach to dose painting
April 28, 2016 -- Dose painting combines anatomic imaging with biological information to define radioresistant tumor subpopulations that are potential targets for dose escalation, according to researchers based in the Netherlands. They're studying how PET can pinpoint regions of high metabolic activity.
Science publishers: The beginning of the end?
April 27, 2016 -- In his latest column, the Maverinck takes on scientific journals, specifically vanity or subsidy publishers that make authors pay for publication of their articles. Does this spell the beginning of the end for science publishers?
Rewriting history: CT diagnoses ancient cold case
April 27, 2016 -- Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass and Cairo University radiologist Dr. Sahar Saleem have written a new book called Scanning the Pharaohs: CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies. We look at the key findings and the new revelations about an ancient culture.
6-minute scans give major boost to MRI in stroke
April 26, 2016 -- The development of more efficient MRI systems and faster imaging techniques means that a streamlined MR protocol with an image acquisition time of only six minutes can become the gold standard for initial assessment of acute stroke, according to new international research.
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