Dutch reveal new data on recalls in breast screening May 24, 2016 -- When transitioning from film-screen mammography to full-field digital mammography, going digital increases the number of repeated recalls for the same mammographic abnormality, found a large Dutch study published on 14 May in European Radiology.
DIAM benchmark helps guide adoption of imaging IT May 23, 2016 -- What's the best way to implement imaging IT at your institution? How can you optimally incorporate new technologies such as data analytics and radiomics? A new benchmark called the Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM) has been created to help facilities gauge how well they are doing in terms of imaging IT adoption.
ESR surveys find broad, varied use of teleradiology May 23, 2016 -- Teleradiology has become widely adopted in Europe, but its usage and support vary among European countries, according to a pair of surveys by the European Society of Radiology (ESR). What's more, the use of teleradiology across national borders still remains limited.
Ultralow contrast achievable in high-pitch CCTA May 20, 2016 -- How low can a contrast dose go? Researchers have found excellent coronary CT angiography (CCTA) results with ultralow contrast and radiation doses when they tested several protocols with high-pitch dual-source CT scanning.
Hurdles remain for image-guided robotic prostatectomy May 19, 2016 -- Dutch researchers are using a novel approach to radical prostatectomy by combining a hybrid imaging agent with SPECT/CT to detect lymph nodes and guide robot-assisted surgery, according to a study in the July issue of the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
Software as good as hardware for PET gating May 19, 2016 -- Researchers have demonstrated that software is as good as, if not better than, hardware when it comes to filtering out patient motion during PET. In blind tests, reviewers could spot no difference most of the time, and when differences were seen, software gating was more likely to be rated as superior.
Swiss presenters come out top in ECR survey May 18, 2016 -- Swiss, Dutch, French, and German speakers who present at ECR have the highest conversion rate into publications, while the profiles of researchers from Japan, Korea, China, and India are rising fast, according to a new study.
Malignant breast tumors can be spotted from 1.5 m away May 18, 2016 -- Zoom out. That's the advice of Dutch radiologists who found some tumors missed by breast screening radiologists can be detected from 1.5 m away. They recommend radiologists take a "distant view" before closely evaluating a mammogram in detail.
ACR 2016: Get more hashtag savvy, say U.K. experts May 17, 2016 -- Radiologists are significantly underrepresented in social media, particularly Twitter, and they must be more proactive and use it more effectively to shape the future of imaging services, according to the authors of a U.K. study being presented at this week's American College of Radiology (ACR) meeting.
X-ray software delivers 4 bone health measures May 16, 2016 -- New software that analyzes bone age and health from hand radiography has revealed fresh information about changes in bone density and osteoporosis over a lifetime, according to a German-Danish research group.