4 steps to high-quality 3D printing for radiology
December 16, 2016 -- 3D printing has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years with the advent of low-cost consumer-grade printers. And 3D printing's growth in healthcare is helping to boost radiology's reputation as an essential service and the first step in creating highly useful models for surgery, implantation, and education.
Open SESAME: Jordan's bold experiment puts science first
December 16, 2016 -- The international research facility Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) underlines the rapid pace of scientific advancement in the region, but a lack of funds may prevent the project from reaching full capacity.
3D-printed kidney phantom advances SPECT/CT calibration
December 15, 2016 -- German researchers have developed a low-cost 3D printing technology that can be used to create patient-specific organ models of varying sizes and shapes, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Lancet: Add MRI to shed light on fetal brain abnormalities
December 14, 2016 -- If a 20-week fetal ultrasound scan reveals a potential brain abnormality, an MRI examination should be performed, U.K. researchers have recommended in an article published online by Lancet on 15 December.
Audit finds high discrepancy rate in teleradiologists' reports
December 14, 2016 -- A U.K. audit has found troubling results regarding the accuracy of nontrauma CT abdominal reporting for emergencies outside of normal working hours. Teleradiologists were three times more likely to produce a report with a discrepancy in it, potentially putting patients at risk, according to a 5 December study in Clinical Radiology.
PET/MRI can advance uterine cervix cancer detection
December 13, 2016 -- PET/MRI is a valuable tool to accurately stage tumors of the uterine cervix and may serve as an alternative modality for a clinical workup prior to treatment, according to a German study presented at the recent RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
German hospital wins praise for patients' guide
December 13, 2016 -- The Jena University Hospital has received the 2016 KU Award in the patient communication category for its Plain Language Guide to Radiology project, the German Radiological Society has announced.
Deep learning may help uncover disease biomarkers
December 12, 2016 -- Deep-learning methods have potential for finding imaging biomarkers in relatively uncommon diseases such as nasopharyngeal cancer, Swiss researchers reported at the recent RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
Phase-contrast imaging can cut mammogram dose
December 12, 2016 -- Optimized x-ray phase-contrast imaging could deliver comparable image quality to mammography, but at a much lower dose, a European research project has found. The technique was demonstrated using a synchrotron source, but is compatible with lab-based, polychromatic x-ray sources.
Dance movie helps raise radiology's profile on social media
December 9, 2016 -- Originally shown as part of World Radiography Day and International Day of Radiology on 8 November, an innovative dance movie called "Unknown Quantity" has thrown radiology into sharper focus as it seeks to explore the dynamic among patients, medics, and machines.
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