RADIOLOGY NEWS
Density mapping predicts interval breast cancers
December 24, 2015 -- Dutch researchers are using a breast density mapping software package to predict which density patterns are associated with higher rates of tumors found between mammography screenings. The results may help make supplemental breast cancer screening exams more effective for select patients.
Make full use of MRI in ovarian cases, Italians urge
December 23, 2015 -- When it comes to ovarian tumors, MRI is an essential problem-solving tool because it's so efficient at detecting, characterizing, and staging adnexal masses and can have a major impact on patient management, according to a new Italian study.
U.K. issues new guidelines on 7-day acute care
December 22, 2015 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published a checklist of 14 standards for a seven-day acute care diagnostic radiology service. Among its key recommendations is that a radiologist must have 11 hours of continuous rest in a 24-hour period.
Radiology prepares for leading role at Arab Health 2016
December 21, 2015 -- As medical imaging continues to thrive throughout large parts of the Middle East, the radiological community is gearing up for Arab Health 2016, at which intervention, radiation protection, and pediatrics look set to dominate the agenda. European speakers also will play a critical part.
PET features help guide dose escalation
December 18, 2015 -- Quantitative imaging features (QIFs) from FDG-PET combined with conventional prognostic factors of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) show potential to enhance overall survival risk stratification. That's the conclusion of study findings published in the Red Journal and Radiology.
Shear-wave elastography aids monitoring of tendinopathy
December 17, 2015 -- Shear-wave elastography performs better than B-mode and power Doppler ultrasound for evaluating tendinopathy and helping to assess treatment response, German researchers recently reported at the RSNA 2015 meeting in Chicago.
fMRI finds the Christmas spirit alive and well
December 17, 2015 -- If there was ever any doubt about the existence of the Christmas spirit, one need only look into certain regions of the human brain. That's according to Danish researchers, who found that specific areas of the brain lit up on functional MRI (fMRI) scans when people who celebrate the holiday viewed Christmas-related imagery.
Structured reports facilitate epidemiological analysis
December 16, 2015 -- Unlike those created in the traditional free-text format, structured radiology reports enable real-time calculation of epidemiological statistics and provide significant value for decision support and quality assurance, according to German research presented at RSNA 2015 in Chicago.
Lung CT screening pilot has good detection rate of early cancers
December 16, 2015 -- Low-dose CT has proved to be pivotal in the early detection of lung cancer in a groundbreaking U.K. lung cancer screening pilot project that aimed to discover if CT was a viable cost-effective option. The findings were published online by BMJ on 8 December.
Italian study shows need for urgent action on dose
December 15, 2015 -- New research from Italy -- thought to be the first of its kind -- has identified an alarming lack of awareness of radiation protection among radiographers, as well as providing a checklist of practical steps to improve dose awareness.
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