Simulations unveil potential of EXPLORER PET
March 23, 2017 -- A total-body PET scanner under development is showing promise. It can provide superior image quality at low radiation dose and offers 30 to 40 times better sensitivity than current scanners, according to the multi-institutional EXPLORER consortium.
Walking a gadolinium tightrope of perception & bottom line
March 22, 2017 -- The recommendation by the European Medicines Agency on 10 March that market authorization for four linear gadolinium contrast agents be suspended shocked the radiology community, but what will be the business repercussions? Analyst Stephen Holloway gives his assessment.
Deep learning offers promise for prostate MRI reads
March 22, 2017 -- Deep-learning software can outperform a nondeep-learning method that's been used previously in computer-aided detection software and may be able to help radiologists differentiate between prostate cancer and benign conditions on MRI, according to research presented this month at ECR 2017.
Radiology Across Borders aims to go global
March 21, 2017 -- The Australian-based charity Radiology Across Borders is taking sustainable imaging expertise to doctors and patients in the Asia-Pacific region. It plans to grow into a global group over the next five years, and co-founder Dr. Suresh de Silva urges Europeans to get involved.
Mobile App Spotlight: A k-Space Odyssey
March 21, 2017 -- presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at A k-Space Odyssey, an iOS app designed to facilitate understanding of k-space, the mathematical abstraction that connects MRI scan parameters with the clinical image.
Adding DBT to breast screening helps BI-RADS accuracy
March 20, 2017 -- More and more clinical evidence indicates that using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast cancer screening reduces recall rates and increases the detection of invasive cancers. Now another benefit of the technology is coming to the fore: Adding DBT to digital mammography helps breast imagers categorize lesions more accurately, according to research presented at ECR 2017.
No signal intensity for pediatric patients with macrocyclic GBCA
March 17, 2017 -- German researchers have found additional evidence that the use of a macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) for MRI scans does not increase signal intensity in the dentate nucleus. The new findings come from a study of pediatric patients published online in Radiology.
Where next for digital x-ray?
March 16, 2017 -- Digital flat-panel detector radiography is dominant in Europe, but with a vast array of apparently similar systems on offer, it's hard to predict where the market is heading. Analyst Stephen Holloway identifies the key themes in digital x-ray.
Gadolinium contrast: Farewell to well-known brands
March 15, 2017 -- The long wait is over for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) investigation into gadolinium contrast agents. Its noncommittal verdict punishes all manufacturers, though some are given a sweetener, but it does not shed a complimentary light upon EMA, writes the Maverinck.
Monitoring software enables pediatric dose reduction
March 15, 2017 -- The combination of dose monitoring software and continuing education for radiographers/technologists can produce quantifiable reductions in radiation dose delivered to pediatric patients from conventional radiography studies, according to research presented at ECR 2017 in Vienna.
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