DRK: Obese patients gain from fast abdominal fat studies
May 15, 2015 -- MRI analysis of abdominal fat can give an indication of cardiovascular risk in overweight and obese people, and new protocols developed at the Leipzig obesity clinic and presented at the German Congress of Radiology (DRK) can speed up this task.
The amazing life of Dr. Edwin Hurry Fenwick
May 14, 2015 -- British urologist Dr. Edwin Hurry Fenwick was a very early adopter of cystoscopic and x-ray technologies. Our history columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas traces his involvement in radiology and considers his numerous achievements and contributions.
DRK: Support grows for cloud-based dose monitoring
May 13, 2015 -- Cloud-based solutions allow for effective analysis and comparison of radiation dose in CT exams across multiple sites, and represent a major step forward in ensuring patient safety, according to research presented at the German Congress of Radiology (DRK), which began today in Hamburg.
Low-cost x-ray market faces major shake-up
May 13, 2015 -- A Swiss-led project that aims to bring low-cost, quality digital x-ray units to developing countries has unveiled its prototype. EssentialTech, the group behind the GlobaldiagnostiX device, will now concentrate on improving the system until it is ready for technical transfer.
256-detector-row CCTA cuts dose, artifacts in fast hearts
May 12, 2015 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with a 256-detector-row CT scanner delivered better image quality, fewer artifacts, and a drastically reduced radiation dose compared with a 64-detector-row CT scanner, according to new research from France.
Synthetic 2D can add value to breast tomo
May 11, 2015 -- Synthetic 2D images can bring additional value to digital breast tomosynthesis, overcome the limitation in comparison with prior studies without additional radiation dose exposure, and lead to no increase in exam times, Italian researchers found.
MRI plays central role in vast German study
May 8, 2015 -- The National Cohort is the largest health study undertaken in Germany and has a budget of 210 million euros. It will investigate 200,000 people between the ages of 20 and 69, about 30,000 of whom will undergo MRI scans. We have a progress report.
ESTRO: A fish desperately looking for a bicycle
May 7, 2015 -- "Radiation oncology and technological innovation: A fish desperately looking for a bicycle?" was the novel title of the plenary lecture by Dirk Verellen, PhD, at the recent European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) meeting in Barcelona, Spain.
Swedish study finds one-view DBT detects more breast cancers
May 6, 2015 -- One-view digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) detected 40% more breast cancers than traditional two-view mammography, with lower radiation dose, in a study of more than 7,500 women in Sweden that was published on 1 May in European Radiology.
Web-based technologies boost multisite teleradiology
May 6, 2015 -- Faced with an aging population, a shortage of clinicians, and the need to balance radiologist workload across different locations, the Health Region Waldviertel in Lower Austria has found success from adopting Internet-based technologies to enhance the practice of teleradiology.
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