CT texture analysis can help predict outcome April 7, 2015 -- CT texture analysis of standard contrast-enhanced images in patients with colorectal liver metastases prior to treatment is showing promising results in predicting outcome before liver resection, according to Dr. Anselm Schulz from Oslo.
Global project aims to cut risk of secondary cancer April 6, 2015 -- A combined U.K., U.S., and Belgian research effort aims to allow for tighter treatment planning margins and a greater sparing of normal tissues, reducing the toxicity and risk of secondary cancers to the patient.
What does the future hold for premium ultrasound systems? April 2, 2015 -- Growth in point-of-care applications, workhorse solutions, and cost-efficiency dominate trends in the ultrasound market. However, premium systems, those sold for more than 100,000 euros, still have a key place in the market.
ECR 2015: 5 free radiology apps for your smartphone April 1, 2015 -- A researcher from France has developed five mobile applications that are available for free on Google Play and are designed for use in daily practice to provide efficiency gains for radiologists and improve the accuracy of reports. Details were presented at ECR 2015 and the apps have already been downloaded over 8,000 times.
Austrian lawyer offers 3 tips for curbing 'litigosis' April 1, 2015 -- As medical malpractice cases rise across Europe, radiologists can reduce the risk of lawsuits by being vigilant in documenting their diagnoses and information given to patients, advises Dr. Markus Ludvik, a Vienna-based specialist medical lawyer.
Teleradiology platform use expands in networks March 31, 2015 -- The working patterns of radiologists have undergone enormous change. Remote or homeworking is gaining acceptance, but some observers think radiologists must be located within radiology departments to support radiographers, says Dr. Neelam Dugar.
Workflow, scalability, clinical focus drive CT sales March 30, 2015 -- In the CT market, three key trends are emerging as drivers for technological innovation: automated workflow, scalability, and clinical focus. Long-term cost savings are likely to remain at the forefront of purchasing decisions.
Hungarian twins' study sheds light on coronary calcium March 26, 2015 -- Coronary calcium is a strongly heritable trait, but noncalcified plaque burden is more a factor of lifestyle and environment, according to a new Budapest study of twins presented at the ECR 2015 meeting in Vienna.
Why it pays to know about management in radiology March 26, 2015 -- Management is really not as boring as many radiologists may think, and there are also many interesting projects to consider for radiology trainees, which really can be done in every clinical setting, as Dr. Peter Mildenberger from Mainz, Germany, explains.
Portuguese scoop top ECR prize for fibroid work March 25, 2015 -- Groundbreaking research about MRI's expanding role in the planning, safety, evaluation, and success of uterine artery embolization won a Portuguese group a prestigious Magna Cum Laude award at this month's ECR 2015 in Vienna.
ABUS adds no value for BRCA carriers, Dutch say March 24, 2015 -- Despite intensive annual surveillance, BRCA carriers still present with interval cancers. Dutch researchers found automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) detected no additional cancers, so it's back to the drawing board.
Top tips on getting your work published March 24, 2015 -- Publications look great on a curriculum vitae but can be a real minefield. The editor in chief of Insights into Imaging, Dr. Robert Hermans, outlines the common mistakes to avoid and explains about practical issues such as copyright, the costs involved, and the meaning of impact factor.