ASL-MRI detects early signs of cognitive decline in elderly October 9, 2014 -- Using arterial spin-labeled (ASL) MRI, Swiss researchers found evidence of cognitive decline in the brains of healthy elderly individuals before symptoms appeared, according to a new study published online on 7 October in Radiology.
U.K. radiographers opt to strike on 20 October October 8, 2014 -- For the first time in more than 30 years, radiographers in the U.K. public sector will take part in a national strike for four hours on the morning of Monday, 20 October. Also, nonurgent imaging procedures look set to be disrupted throughout that week.
MIR: Convey critical findings to avoid malpractice claims October 8, 2014 -- In a radiologist's final report, failure to provide adequate details about important or unexpected findings considered to be actionable is a leading cause of malpractice claims, attendees were warned at last week's Management in Radiology (MIR) congress in Bologna, Italy.
Grid computing smooths teleradiology in Turkey October 7, 2014 -- Turkish researchers have created a framework that utilizes grid computing technology to make teleradiology easier between institutions, regardless of the type of PACS, RIS, or hospital information system used at each location.
MIR: Beware the pitfalls of teleradiology October 7, 2014 -- Globalization of radiology is creating opportunities, and posing major challenges and threats, according to a discussion on teleradiology at last week's Management in Radiology (MIR) congress held in Bologna, Italy. Dr. Elisabeth Schouman-Claeys and Dr. Jan Schillebeeckx led the debate.
Spanish newcomer shakes up advanced visualization market October 6, 2014 -- A start-up firm in Madrid is fomenting something of a revolution in how advanced visualization software is developed and implemented. MedimSight is in the business of helping developers and users worldwide find each other on a website and in the cloud.
3D CT reveals brain damage in Paleolithic youth October 6, 2014 -- Detailed high-resolution 3D 256-detector-row CT images have opened a fascinating window onto the life of a teenager who lived in what is now northern Israel and who suffered severe head trauma 100,000 years ago, according to a French anthropologist.
U.K. radiographers say they are ready to strike October 3, 2014 -- In a widely expected rejection of a continuing pay freeze, U.K. radiographers working in medical imaging and radiation therapy voted today to join other healthcare unions in the country by taking industrial action that could include a strike, the Society of Radiographers reported.
Peripheral artery disease gets its own CAD October 3, 2014 -- Researchers in Switzerland and the U.K. have built a computer-aided detection (CAD) system that locates and measures peripheral artery disease based on the size of the lumen and the degree of stenosis. The system has been tested on a phantom and in 15 patients.
Survey: Patients unfazed by false positives on CTC exams October 2, 2014 -- In a new survey, patients said they believe the benefits of having a malignancy detected on colon screening exams more than outweigh the drawbacks of a false positive, even if it would lead to unnecessary imaging or invasive follow-up, according to a group of leading experts from the U.K.
Radiographers' fury grows as strike looms large in U.K. October 1, 2014 -- The result of a ballot on industrial action sent to all members of the U.K. radiographer society working in the National Health Service is expected by Friday. The outcome will determine what action to take over the three-year pay freeze announced in May, and officials don't seem in the mood for compromise.
Germans focus on pediatric dose, as crisis deepens October 1, 2014 -- A special session on radiation protection was a highlight at the recent annual meeting of the German Society for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. It reflected mounting concerns over dose, but also highlighted the crisis facing pediatric radiology.