RADIOLOGY NEWS
Achenbach gives cardiologist's view on coronary CTA
November 9, 2016 -- LONDON - A leading cardiologist's perspective on the current clinical controversies surrounding coronary CT angiography (CCTA), as provided by Dr. Stephan Achenbach, was the main crowd-puller at last week's annual conference of the British Institute of Radiology.
Manual image thresholding still better for 3D printing
November 8, 2016 -- Automated segmentation algorithms that prepare CT images for 3D printing haven't advanced to the point where they can outperform humans setting threshold levels manually, concluded new research from Amsterdam in the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.
Augmented reality C-arm remakes lower-limb surgery
November 8, 2016 -- Aligning the lower limbs for orthopedic surgery is a tough job now made easier with the use of an augmented realty C-Arm technique, said researchers from Munich, Germany, in the November edition of International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.
Day 1 pancreatic CT scans can fool clinicians
November 7, 2016 -- In a suspected case of acute pancreatitis, it's essential to use CT at the right time, a Dutch expert told delegates at the British Institute of Radiology annual conference on 4 November. CT is best performed at least 72 hours after symptom onset, said Dr. Thomas Bollen from Utrecht.
CAD with low-dose CT shows promise in lung
November 7, 2016 -- New Swiss research shows that adding computer-aided detection (CAD) in ultralow-dose CT significantly improves sensitivity for detecting solid pulmonary nodules. This may be a crucial step in the early detection of lung cancer and lead to better patient outcomes.
France holds out hand of friendship to Morocco
November 4, 2016 -- Dr. Moulay Rachid El Hassani from Rabat, Morocco, has received honorary membership of the French Society of Radiology, highlighting the strong links and growing collaboration between the two countries.
Radiation affects brain similarly to Alzheimer's, study finds
November 3, 2016 -- Low doses of ionizing radiation induced molecular changes in the brains of mice that resemble the pathologies of Alzheimer's disease, according to research published online in the journal Oncotarget.
Is infection lurking on your ultrasound probe?
November 2, 2016 -- About 29% of practitioners don't disinfect ultrasound probes after each patient, 11% of practitioners fail to use a probe cover for transvaginal or transrectal procedures, and 30% don't use sterile gel sachets for endocavity scans, a new survey from the European Society of Radiology has found.
Dutch question FDG-PET for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
November 1, 2016 -- Dutch researchers are calling into question the value of FDG-PET after finding a high percentage of false-positive results when the modality was used to assess treatment response of patients with Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, in a meta-analysis published in the November issue of the European Journal of Radiology.
CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays
October 31, 2016 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) is a safe gatekeeper for cardiac catheterization, reducing the need for intervention, boosting the diagnostic yield of interventions, and trimming minor procedural complications, reported German investigators writing in BMJ.
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