Guerbet bids to buy Mallinckrodt's contrast business
July 27, 2015 -- French contrast agent developer Guerbet plans to acquire the contrast media and injector business of U.S. firm Mallinckrodt. The 243.5 million euro deal will double Guerbet's annual revenues, expand its product line, and instantly make the company a major player in the U.S. contrast market.
Mammography screening at 40 works, Lancet study finds
July 27, 2015 -- There is indeed a reduction in breast cancer mortality as a result of mammography screening in women who start getting exams at age 40 -- at least in the first 10 years of follow-up, according to a new study in Lancet Oncology that followed women for 17 years.
Functional MRI sheds light on placebo effect
July 24, 2015 -- A new study using functional MRI has shown what happens in the brain when a placebo is given, and it also highlights aspects that can help the doctor-patient relationship, according to Dr. Nina Theysohn, a radiologist from Essen, Germany.
Lung x-rays predict mortality in MERS patients
July 23, 2015 -- A new study of Saudi Arabian patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) found that a simple method of scoring pathology on lung radiographs can be used to predict which patients are at risk of dying, according to an article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
CT provides fresh revelations about ancient Egypt
July 22, 2015 -- CT has reached a level of such sophistication that we can now pinpoint incredible detail inside mummies, turning CT into 3D volumes and then segmenting the data, a leading expert told attendees at last week's "The Curious World of Radiology" seminar.
Win over radiographers to succeed in outsourcing
July 22, 2015 -- Until local networks can cope with out-of-hours work, teleradiology outsourcing is here to stay, writes Dr. George McInnes. He has five tips to ensure radiographers remain on board, including establishing better referral guidelines.
Van Andel reflects on famous Dutch MRI sex study
July 21, 2015 -- LONDON - "Love between the magnets" was the intriguing title of last week's special lecture by Dutch physiologist Dr. Pek van Andel. He revealed how and why he used MRI to study male and female genitals during coitus, and now he wants to study gay sex.
Still using CR for breast cancer? Time to rethink
July 20, 2015 -- It's time to think again about the use of computed radiography (CR) detectors when it comes to spotting breast cancer, U.K. researchers have found. In their study, digital radiography (DR) performed significantly better than CR for identifying calcification clusters and noncalcification lesions.
Max Factor -- for the beauty of your curriculum vitae
July 17, 2015 -- Publishers make a big deal about impact factor, but it's not a reliable measure of quality or a true indicator of a journal's actual impact, and you should treat them with great caution, writes the Maverinck in his latest column.
Dutch researchers launch DENSE breast MR trial
July 16, 2015 -- It's well-known that mammography is less effective in women with dense breast tissue. But what hasn't been established is which supplemental modality is best for these women. Dutch researchers have launched a trial to study the use of MRI in addition to mammography for screening women with dense breast tissue.
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