RCR seeks to reassure EU nationals after Brexit vote June 27, 2016 -- The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has issued a statement today designed to reassure doctors from other European Union (EU) nations working in the U.K. that they are welcome, valued, and an integral part of the community. The RCR has also called on its members to support all newcomers.
PET shows tau may be Alzheimer's catalyst June 27, 2016 -- In a comparison of PET images with three different radiotracers, German researchers found that tau deposits may be more influential in causing Alzheimer's disease than amyloid accumulation, according to results presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting.
What Brexit means for imaging June 24, 2016 -- The U.K. has decided to leave the European Union. What does that mean for imaging? Great uncertainty and nothing in the European imaging sector will be quite the same again, Stephen Holloway wrote in a monthly market trends column.
Patchwork of life: Tributes flow for M. Emilia Silvestre June 24, 2016 -- Dr. Maria Emília Silvestre, president of ECR 1987 in Lisbon and an important figure in Portuguese radiology, died on 18 June at the age of 84. She was also a prolific maker and exhibitor of patchwork quilts.
MR-guided radiotherapy: How great is the need? June 23, 2016 -- Online MRI-guided radiotherapy enables real-time, high-precision visualization of anatomical changes during treatment delivery. But with many image-guided radiotherapy options available already, how great is the need for large-scale in-room MR guidance?
Solve delays in accessing images, urges RCR June 22, 2016 -- Systems for sharing medical images and reports between hospitals require a major overhaul because delays in accessing data online are causing immense harm to patients, a new 31-page report from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has found.
Kalender: New CT detectors promise sharper images June 22, 2016 -- Why has so little happened with CT detector technology in recent years? The short answer is the next big leap forward is a giant one. But exciting new technologies are definitely making their way to commercial systems, according to a keynote lecture given this week on behalf of Willi Kalender, PhD, from Erlangen, Germany.
T1 maps can't pick healthy from diseased myocardium June 21, 2016 -- Native T1 mapping may be the year's hottest cardiac imaging technique, but it can't do something it's expected to do: distinguish healthy from diseased myocardium. That's the key finding by researchers from Essen University Hospital in Germany.
High iodine concentrations don't improve CCTA June 20, 2016 -- Using higher iodine concentrations when performing coronary CT angiography (CCTA) yields no significant improvement in contrast attenuation, concludes a new study led by cardiac imaging pioneer Dr. Stephen Achenbach.
German team wins prestigious Image of the Year award June 17, 2016 -- SAN DIEGO - German researchers have received this year's Image of the Year award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) for the use of three different radiotracers with PET to measure amyloid plaques, tau tangles, and metabolic activity in the brains of living Alzheimer's patients.