Superfast LV assessment outperforms cine MR September 29, 2014 -- A new sparse sampling MRI technique promises to speed up left ventricular (LV) volume and function assessments compared with the gold standard -- and to do so more accurately, according to a Swiss presentation at this month's European Society of Cardiology in Barcelona, Spain.
Irish radiology department finds it's not easy being green September 26, 2014 -- A new survey found that radiology staff members at a hospital in Dublin were reluctant to take simple actions that could save thousands of euros in energy costs. Administrators may therefore need to take more extreme actions, such as programming computers to automatically go into sleep mode overnight, to wring out cost savings.
New studies underline promise of digital breast tomosynthesis September 25, 2014 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is superior to conventional digital mammography when detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts, according to research presented at this month's International Congress of Radiology. DBT also has an edge for the characterization of masses.
Up close and personal: Bernd Hamm, ECR 2015 president September 24, 2014 -- Skiing, sailing, and discovering Berlin are among Dr. Bernd Hamm's personal interests, but his great passion is radiology. In this profile article, he explains why he chose the profession and how his career has developed. He also speaks about the challenge of ECR 2015.
Have you read the best medical paper of the year? September 24, 2014 -- Attention to masses of data from lab and imaging studies has shifted doctors' focus away from the patient, and they now spend more time at the computer than at the bedside. That's one of the observations made in what the Maverinck believes is the best medical article of 2014.
Philips plans split into 2 companies September 23, 2014 -- Philips Healthcare parent Royal Philips plans to combine its healthcare and consumer lifestyle activities into a new company called HealthTech. As part of the strategic reorganization, Royal Philips' lighting business will also become its own company.
U.K. releases new advice on CT colonography September 23, 2014 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology have issued recommendations on the use of CT colonography. The 23-page document can be downloaded for free from the RCR's website and includes details about how to plan and deliver a service.
It's time to ditch your old gear, ESR says September 22, 2014 -- Every healthcare facility or authority should have a plan for upgrading or renewing imaging equipment, and the plan should look forward at least five years and be updated annually, according to a statement issued on 18 September by the European Society of Radiology (ESR).
Patients report only minor issues during 7T MRI exams September 22, 2014 -- It may be a while before 7-tesla MRI is commonly used in imaging facilities around the world, but if and when the ultrahigh-field magnets become standard protocol, patients are expected to handle examinations with relative ease, Italian researchers have found.
Hricak: Imaging, radiation oncology increasingly work as one September 19, 2014 -- Imaging is central to the unprecedented wave of medical specialties converging on cancer care. But it will take more than what today's radiologists are trained for to better understand cancer's mysteries, according to global cancer imaging pioneer Dr. Hedvig Hricak, PhD.
MRI aids differentiation of traumatic cerebral fat embolism September 18, 2014 -- An Egyptian-led team of MRI researchers reported at last week's International Congress of Radiology that cerebral fat embolism (CFE) can be differentiated from diffuse axonal injury because CFE has a higher incidence of increased T2-FLAIR and diffusion-weighted imaging lesions.
Phase-contrast x-rays image the airways September 18, 2014 -- Phase-contrast x-ray imaging offers a noninvasive way to track the effectiveness of cystic fibrosis treatments. The technique, which measures the refraction of a grid pattern of x-rays passing through the lungs, may eventually find use in visualizing other soft tissues, such as the brain and heart.