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How to win 'ongoing battle' over CT dose in trauma
October 10, 2017 -- Optimizing radiation dose in whole-body CT polytrauma cases represents an ongoing battle, but it can be won, according to researchers from Oxford, U.K. To minimize risk to patients, the justification criteria must be robust and documented justification should be clearly communicated.  Discuss
Evidence mounts: Use macrocyclic GBCAs in pediatric MRI
October 10, 2017 -- Could macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) become the standard MRI protocol for pediatric patients? German researchers think so, after finding no measurable increase in signal intensity in key brain regions after multiple administrations in a study published in the October issue of Radiology.  Discuss
New method painlessly measures gadolinium in bone
October 9, 2017 -- The use of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI is under scrutiny. There's an urgent need for an in vivo measurement technique that can assess gadolinium deposition in bone, and Canadian researchers think they've made a breakthrough.  Discuss
French radiologists get set to become TV stars
October 6, 2017 -- France's national union of independent radiologists has unveiled a new television advertising campaign to promote breast cancer screening in tandem with Pink October, the country's national breast cancer awareness month.  Discuss
Schönberg: Spirit of innovation must continue unbroken
October 6, 2017 -- The new president of the German Radiological Society (Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft, DRG), Dr. Stefan Schönberg, reflects on the changes taking place in the fast-moving world of medical imaging and shares his thoughts on the challenges ahead.  Discuss
CT radiation dose tracking reveals global disparities
October 5, 2017 -- The growing use of radiation dose tracking software has revealed an inconvenient truth: There are substantial differences around the world in the amount of radiation dose being used for CT scans, according to a Swiss study published online in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
When Irish eyes are not smiling
October 4, 2017 -- Radiologists are falling short when it comes to taking care of their own eyes, Irish researchers have found. Too few of them take adequate breaks, have regular eye tests, and wear protective goggles for fluoroscopy examinations.  Discuss
Double reading mammograms: Is it time to stop?
October 4, 2017 -- Double reading of digital mammograms may be a waste of time and money, Spanish researchers have found. The evidence of benefit is "scarce," and double reading seems to increase operational costs without translating into a higher cancer detection rate, they noted.  Discuss
Study casts fresh doubt on chest x-ray proficiency
October 3, 2017 -- New research has raised serious concerns about the accuracy of chest x-ray interpretations in acute care by nonradiologists. To avoid harm to patients, the Iranian authors emphasize the urgent need for better worldwide training in this area.  Discuss
Fraunhofer uses 3D CT to scan old musical instruments
October 3, 2017 -- Researchers at the Fraunhofer Development Center for X-ray Technology are using 3D CT to examine historical musical instruments belonging to the collection held by the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (GNM) as part of the MUSICES project.  Discuss
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