RADIOLOGY NEWS
U.K. patients die of lung cancer unseen in office visits
October 13, 2014 -- More than one-third of all lung cancer patients in the U.K. die within three months of diagnosis, despite having serial office visits before their diagnosis, according to a new report in Thorax.
RSNA to show x-ray 'nature scenes' by Dutch medical physicist
October 13, 2014 -- What happens if you combine x-rays, creatures large and small, and a diorama? You get a "biorama," as Dutch medical physicist and artist Arie van 't Riet, PhD, has termed his images. His artwork will be shown at the upcoming RSNA 2014 annual meeting in Chicago.
Dual-energy CT develops greater role in brachytherapy
October 10, 2014 -- A group of Canadian and Dutch researchers has developed a brachytherapy dosimetry method that accounts for dose heterogeneity. They have used dual-energy CT to extract these parameters, and the treatment is proving valuable in early stage prostate or breast cancer.
ASL-MRI detects early signs of cognitive decline in elderly
October 9, 2014 -- Using arterial spin-labeled (ASL) MRI, Swiss researchers found evidence of cognitive decline in the brains of healthy elderly individuals before symptoms appeared, according to a new study published online on 7 October in Radiology.
U.K. radiographers opt to strike on 20 October
October 8, 2014 -- For the first time in more than 30 years, radiographers in the U.K. public sector will take part in a national strike for four hours on the morning of Monday, 20 October. Also, nonurgent imaging procedures look set to be disrupted throughout that week.
MIR: Convey critical findings to avoid malpractice claims
October 8, 2014 -- In a radiologist's final report, failure to provide adequate details about important or unexpected findings considered to be actionable is a leading cause of malpractice claims, attendees were warned at last week's Management in Radiology (MIR) congress in Bologna, Italy.
Grid computing smooths teleradiology in Turkey
October 7, 2014 -- Turkish researchers have created a framework that utilizes grid computing technology to make teleradiology easier between institutions, regardless of the type of PACS, RIS, or hospital information system used at each location.
MIR: Beware the pitfalls of teleradiology
October 7, 2014 -- Globalization of radiology is creating opportunities, and posing major challenges and threats, according to a discussion on teleradiology at last week's Management in Radiology (MIR) congress held in Bologna, Italy. Dr. Elisabeth Schouman-Claeys and Dr. Jan Schillebeeckx led the debate.
Spanish newcomer shakes up advanced visualization market
October 6, 2014 -- A start-up firm in Madrid is fomenting something of a revolution in how advanced visualization software is developed and implemented. MedimSight is in the business of helping developers and users worldwide find each other on a website and in the cloud.
3D CT reveals brain damage in Paleolithic youth
October 6, 2014 -- Detailed high-resolution 3D 256-detector-row CT images have opened a fascinating window onto the life of a teenager who lived in what is now northern Israel and who suffered severe head trauma 100,000 years ago, according to a French anthropologist.
U.K. radiographers say they are ready to strike
October 3, 2014 -- In a widely expected rejection of a continuing pay freeze, U.K. radiographers working in medical imaging and radiation therapy voted today to join other healthcare unions in the country by taking industrial action that could include a strike, the Society of Radiographers reported.
Peripheral artery disease gets its own CAD
October 3, 2014 -- Researchers in Switzerland and the U.K. have built a computer-aided detection (CAD) system that locates and measures peripheral artery disease based on the size of the lumen and the degree of stenosis. The system has been tested on a phantom and in 15 patients.
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