RADIOLOGY NEWS
Women may need less frequent CT lung cancer screening
May 2, 2017 -- Women may need less frequent CT lung cancer screening than men, according to a study to be presented on 6 May at the European Lung Cancer Conference in Geneva. The finding could enable physicians to reduce CT screening frequency (and thus exposure to radiation) in women.
Photon-counting breast CT shows promise
May 1, 2017 -- Tests of a prototype photon-counting detector breast CT scanner show that the system could be useful as an adjunct to low-dose breast CT by separating the energy levels of different types of materials within the breast to assess tissue composition and improve cancer diagnosis.
Radiology mourns Dr. Helen Carty, 1944-2017
April 28, 2017 -- Tributes are being paid to Dr. Helen Carty, the leading pediatric radiologist from Liverpool, U.K., who died peacefully at home on 23 April at the age of 72. She was a world expert in imaging of child abuse, the president of ECR 2004, and a gold medalist at ECR 2009.
Dutch present strategic vision for 2020
April 28, 2017 -- The Radiological Society of the Netherlands has devised a roadmap to help reach its main goals for the future. Dr. Hildo Lamb provides the background to the project and explains why information technology and multidisciplinary cooperation both will have a crucial role to play.
Lung-RADS category 4X helps diagnose lung cancer
April 27, 2017 -- The addition of category 4X lesions in the Lung CT Screening Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS) imaging scheme adds value and increases malignancy yields among experienced radiologists, according to a Dutch study in Radiology. The 4X nodules turn out to be malignant in half of cases.
Study: Mammography cuts advanced breast cancer risk
April 26, 2017 -- Mammography screening is associated with a 28% decrease in risk for breast cancer cases with a tumor size greater than 21 mm, according to an Austrian population study. Results also demonstrated a 17% decrease in risk for advanced breast cancer.
E-learning in radiology prospers at Tuebingen
April 26, 2017 -- Trainees and medical students at Germany's Tübingen University can now experience radiology digitally. The TueRad e-learning platform lets them work on specific cases and gives them a realistic picture of what radiology is all about.
Low doses can make DSCT cardiac perfusion routine
April 25, 2017 -- The latest generation dual-source CT (DSCT) scanner cuts the radiation dose of cardiac CT perfusion enough to make it suitable for daily practice, according to new research. Expanded z-axis coverage and better signal-to-noise ratios can offer more information on myocardial blood flow.
Portuguese highlight rapid clinical progress of pelvic MRI
April 24, 2017 -- When integrated with prior clinical evaluation and exclusion of organic disease, pelvic MRI can play an invaluable role in the diagnosis, therapeutic guidance, and follow-up of pelvic floor dysfunction disorders, according to Portuguese researchers.
Radiology in Peru: From infectious diseases to mummies
April 21, 2017 -- Imaging of tuberculosis and ancient mummies are two key areas of expertise among Peruvian radiologists, a special focus session revealed at ECR 2017. In a question-and-answer interview, Dr. Jorge Luis Guerrero Gil from Lima, Peru, outlines the main issues facing radiologists in his country.
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