New Dutch survey underlines need to improve CT dose levels
May 29, 2013 -- The long-awaited radiation survey from the Netherlands has shown that imaging sites in the country have moderate dose levels in CT compared with other European nations. But it also indicates a wide variability among the 21 hospitals in the study.
Colorectal cancer diagnostic network shows promise
May 28, 2013 -- A regional network that links colorectal diagnostic experts is getting underway in Sweden, and researchers have high hopes it will lead to improved quality of radiological reporting in preoperative imaging of colorectal cancer patients, thus providing more patient-oriented care.
Simplified 3D imaging system displays potential
May 28, 2013 -- A 3D imaging system that does not require a conventional camera has been developed by researchers in the U.K. The computational technique uses information from single-pixel detectors to create an image, can be used over a range of wavelengths, and is cheaper than other 3D methods.
Delegates eagerly anticipate Germany's national congress
May 27, 2013 -- The 94th annual German Radiology Congress, DRK 2013, will take place in Hamburg from Wednesday 29 of May to Saturday 1 June. Along with the focus on oncological imaging, expert speakers will concentrate on emergency radiology, image fusion, and cost-benefit analysis.
Mind the gender gap: Inequity for women radiologists flourishes
May 24, 2013 -- Despite the significant number of women radiologists in Italy, there exists a gender gap, which can be witnessed in horizontal and vertical segregation, according to a European Journal of Radiology article published online on 15 May. The author recommends that policies should be introduced to counter the bias.
Electronic x-ray records can help set dose reference levels
May 23, 2013 -- Patient dose audits employing vast numbers of electronic examination records obtained from a radiology information system are feasible, and by using existing x-ray tube calibration data, an IT-based approach is a cost-effective method for both patient dose and clinical audit, U.K. researchers have found.
BMJ: Megastudy links pediatric CT to higher cancer rates
May 22, 2013 -- The largest study to probe the effects of ionizing radiation since the atomic bomb survivor studies shows that cancer incidence does rise among younger patients -- although only in small amounts -- in the years following their exposure to CT scans, according to an Australian article published yesterday in BMJ.
The secrets of a great radiological report
May 22, 2013 -- In modern radiological practice, there definitely aren't enough smiles and we are seriously short on chuckles. But used carefully, humor can help to ensure your reports are read to the end and actually enjoyed by referring clinicians, writes Dr. Paul McCoubrie.
Recalling how fetal ultrasound transformed pregnancy care
May 21, 2013 -- The development of ultrasound in obstetric care has transformed the experience of pregnancy and has been of inestimable value to women. History columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas reviews a new book that traces this progress and focuses on the social and ethical implications.
Dublin summit decides teleradiology is a medical act
May 20, 2013 -- The regulatory war of words over the status and definition of teleradiology took an important new turn at last week's EU summit on e-healthcare, when national decision-makers and authorities from 27 member states gathered in Dublin.
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