France mourns tropical imaging expert Philippe Rouleau September 30, 2015 -- The French Society of Radiology, the SFR, has announced the death of Dr. Philippe Rouleau, the tropical imaging specialist, respected educator, and emeritus professor at the University of Tours. He died on 23 September.
MRI plus mammo still reigns supreme in sensitivity test September 29, 2015 -- MRI plus mammography has higher sensitivity than digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus mammography, according to an article published in European Radiology. However, DBT still performs better than mammography alone and has a higher positive predictive value than MRI.
Automated calcium scoring CT is fast, accurate September 29, 2015 -- Dutch researchers have built an algorithm that identifies and quantifies coronary artery calcium from CT scans, paving the way for faster deployment of a test that is increasingly important in measuring the likelihood of heart disease.
JFR 2015 gets set for 3-minute presentations September 28, 2015 -- Three-minute "talk-offs" (or research battles), a CT good practice guide, a new "virtual congress," and a forum for emerging business talent will be among the highlights at the upcoming French national congress, the JFR. Tributes will also be paid to Dr. Guy Sebag, who died suddenly in late November.
Advanced image processing boosts neck tumor assessment September 25, 2015 -- Which image postprocessing techniques are best for evaluating tumors of the trachea and bronchus? Multiplanar reformations, volume rendering, and virtual bronchoscopy each have their roles, concludes a new study in PLOS One.
French group wins award for ultrafast ultrasound work September 24, 2015 -- A research paper describing a new type of ultrasound that can produce ultrafast 3D videos has won its French authors the 2014 Roberts Prize for the best paper published in Physics in Medicine & Biology (PMB) last year.
Use of chaperones can help in intimate exams September 23, 2015 -- For anybody with a fear of conducting intimate patient examinations, help is at hand. The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published a special free document that includes practical guidance on the use of chaperones and other hot topics.
Cancer staging app acts 'like a peripheral brain' September 23, 2015 -- A team of radiologists and cancer specialists has developed a free mobile phone application to help physicians determine the level of treatment and prognosis for cancer patients. It is "almost like a peripheral brain," said Dr. May Abdel-Wahab of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
First choice for neuroendocrine tumors: Ga-68 DOTATATE September 22, 2015 -- PET/CT imaging with radiopharmaceutical gallium-68 (Ga-68) DOTATATE significantly improves whole-body staging of patients with neuroendocrine tumors and should be the modality of choice in these cases, according to German researchers.
Germans release new MRI guidelines on pacemakers September 22, 2015 -- The European Society of Cardiology has oversimplified the complex task of conducting MRI exams of pacemaker patients, according to the German Radiological Society (DRG). Radiologists must know the current advice and work closely with cardiologists, says the DRG.