Patchwork of life: Tributes flow for M. Emilia Silvestre June 24, 2016 -- Dr. Maria Emília Silvestre, president of ECR 1987 in Lisbon and an important figure in Portuguese radiology, died on 18 June at the age of 84. She was also a prolific maker and exhibitor of patchwork quilts.
MR-guided radiotherapy: How great is the need? June 23, 2016 -- Online MRI-guided radiotherapy enables real-time, high-precision visualization of anatomical changes during treatment delivery. But with many image-guided radiotherapy options available already, how great is the need for large-scale in-room MR guidance?
Solve delays in accessing images, urges RCR June 22, 2016 -- Systems for sharing medical images and reports between hospitals require a major overhaul because delays in accessing data online are causing immense harm to patients, a new 31-page report from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has found.
Kalender: New CT detectors promise sharper images June 22, 2016 -- Why has so little happened with CT detector technology in recent years? The short answer is the next big leap forward is a giant one. But exciting new technologies are definitely making their way to commercial systems, according to a keynote lecture given this week on behalf of Willi Kalender, PhD, from Erlangen, Germany.
T1 maps can't pick healthy from diseased myocardium June 21, 2016 -- Native T1 mapping may be the year's hottest cardiac imaging technique, but it can't do something it's expected to do: distinguish healthy from diseased myocardium. That's the key finding by researchers from Essen University Hospital in Germany.
High iodine concentrations don't improve CCTA June 20, 2016 -- Using higher iodine concentrations when performing coronary CT angiography (CCTA) yields no significant improvement in contrast attenuation, concludes a new study led by cardiac imaging pioneer Dr. Stephen Achenbach.
German team wins prestigious Image of the Year award June 17, 2016 -- SAN DIEGO - German researchers have received this year's Image of the Year award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) for the use of three different radiotracers with PET to measure amyloid plaques, tau tangles, and metabolic activity in the brains of living Alzheimer's patients.
Swedes add ABUS to improve cancer detection June 16, 2016 -- Adding 3D automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) to digital mammography in a screening setting significantly improves the invasive breast cancer detection rate in women with dense breasts and results in an acceptable recall increase, Swedish researchers have found.
UKRC: Quality system minimizes PACS errors June 15, 2016 -- Errors in imaging studies sent to PACS represent a high clinical risk, and an efficient, effective, and safe system needs to be in place to initiate action, delegates heard at last week's U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC).
Low-dose protocol slashes CT lung screening cancer risk June 15, 2016 -- How low can low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening go? Swiss researchers have tested a new protocol for LDCT screening that reduces radiation dose to nearly the level of a chest x-ray -- a reduction that should lower the risk of a patient developing cancer from the scans in the future.