Motion casts bigger shadow than iterative reconstruction on calcium scores
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Fast-moving coronary arteries exert a huge influence on coronary calcium scores, but not all scores go in the same direction, according to new research from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
DWI adds little to PET/MRI for female pelvic malignancies
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Adding diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to FDG-PET/MRI to stage women with primary or recurrent pelvic malignancies contributes minimal value and is not worth the additional scan time, according to a study from Germany presented on Sunday at RSNA 2014.
Irish give top tips for dying art of plain film
December 1, 2014 -- A common view is that chest x-rays are boring and tough to read, yet spotting an abnormality brings huge satisfaction, and radiologists with strong plain film skills often are highly valued, according to Irish researchers presenting at RSNA 2014.
Innovation, patient-focused care can drive radiology
December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Combining radiology's historical strength in research and discovery with a new focus on patient care will position RSNA and radiology for the next 100 years of service to the world, RSNA President Dr. N. Reed Dunnick told attendees at the opening session of the society's 100th annual meeting.
Dutch group strives to simplify PET/CT
November 28, 2014 -- Researchers in the Netherlands have created an easy-to-use image processing tool that provides clinicians with a fast and accurate way to derive organ absorbed dose and effective dose estimates in PET/CT. They aim to avoid the need for manual volumes-of-interest delineation.
Researchers develop device to ease mammo discomfort
November 27, 2014 -- Dutch researchers have developed a new mammography paddle that they believe will ease the compression discomfort that patients experience during mammography exams, according to a study to be presented at the upcoming RSNA 2014 meeting.
Radiation awareness: Where do we stand?
November 26, 2014 -- Knowledge of radiation dose and risk is poor among all radiology staff, but particularly among radiographers/technologists, and significant underestimation of dose and cancer risk is widespread, according to a new study.
Tumor-analysis tool can help predict survival
November 26, 2014 -- Texture analysis may still be experimental, but it's becoming a leading cancer research technique in several institutions around the world. Technology developed in the U.K. is being applied to MR and CT images to predict the aggressiveness and prognosis of cancers throughout the body.
Mobile App Spotlight: Imaging Single Best Answer
November 25, 2014 -- Candidates now have a new tool to help prepare for the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists' Final FRCR (Part A) Exam. The British Institute of Radiology recently released Imaging Single Best Answer, a mobile app that provides 75 questions and answers for each of the six exam modules.
Users, vendors must define HL7 ORM for health IT success
November 25, 2014 -- ORMs, or order response messages, are used to transmit electronic requests and scheduling information between ordercomms, RIS, and PACS. It's vital both customers and vendors recognize the importance of HL7 ORM messages, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar in her latest column.
Europe adopts U.K. guidelines for imaging child abuse
November 24, 2014 -- The European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) has adopted the U.K. guidelines for determining the best imaging strategy in suspected cases of nonaccidental injury in children. The chair of the ESPR's Child Abuse Task Force, Dr. Amaka Offiah, has called this a "major development."
Multifunctional microbubble agents display clinical promise
November 21, 2014 -- Multifunctional microbubble agents are showing great potential for medical applications, particularly superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, which are used as MRI contrast agents but can be combined with encapsulated microbubbles and provide ultrasound contrast.
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