4 golden rules of communicating radiation risk
July 7, 2015 -- Because of the dose-dependent risk of inducing future cancer, it's essential to use the correct language in patient information leaflets for CT and x-ray, according to new research from a leading U.K. facility.
UKRC: 30% of knee MRI referrals are inappropriate
July 6, 2015 -- Around 30% of knee MRI referrals by general practitioners are inappropriate, and there is an overreliance on MRI of the knee in preference to x-rays in patients older than 65, a study presented at last week's U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC) has found.
Breast imaging at highest risk for medicolegal claims
July 6, 2015 -- It may come as no surprise, but a new study indicates that breast imaging has the highest risk of medicolegal claims compared to other medical imaging exams, at least in Australia, according to a study published online this month in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Proton therapy: Randomized trials or model-based selection?
July 3, 2015 -- Are randomized controlled trials really needed for the rollout of proton therapy? This is a subject of much contention, and it was debated by two leading experts at the 3rd European Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology Forum in Barcelona, Spain.
Ultrasound helps fine-tune management of arthritis
July 2, 2015 -- Ultrasound can be used to identify subclinical disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis patients in remission, enabling them to benefit from more-intensive treatment, according to research presented recently at the European League Against Rheumatism annual congress in Rome.
UKRC: Is outsourcing a silent killer or a savior?
July 1, 2015 -- LIVERPOOL - Emotions ran high and opinions were polarized during the second day of the U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC), when a lively and heated discussion about the pros and cons of outsourcing took place.
Use of social media tops 75%, finds new survey
July 1, 2015 -- More than 75% of radiologists now use social media sites for both professional and personal purposes, but the need to avoid pitfalls and to decide whether to adopt multiple online identities remain important issues, according to research presented at this week's U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC) in Liverpool.
Restoration of Roentgen's birthplace gathers pace
June 30, 2015 -- The birthplace of Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen is a really special place, and everybody should care deeply about the German Radiological Society's plans for the building, Dr. Adrian Thomas writes in his latest history column.
U.K. needs more CT replacement plans, dose education
June 29, 2015 -- Urgent action is required because a significant number of the 183 radiology departments in the U.K. National Health Service do not have a future CT replacement plan in place, and there is a distinct lack of training about dose optimization, according to a major survey.
Group creates 3D printed heart with CT, echo data
June 29, 2015 -- Researchers from the U.S. have created a 3D model of a human heart using data from two cardiac imaging techniques: CT and echocardiography. The study was presented at last week's Catheter Interventions in Congenital, Structural, and Valvular Heart Disease meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.
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