Germans develop new ways to improve interventional training February 18, 2015 -- Emerging 3D printing techniques offer great potential to improve interventional radiology training by the use of custom-built rubberlike vessel phantoms that can simulate even the complex anatomy of patients, according to award-winning research from Germany.
Adrian Dixon: Team spirit's the key to success February 17, 2015 -- LONDON - Building and maintaining team spirit must be an urgent priority for the global imaging community, said Dr. Adrian Dixon in a special lecture to mark the 40th anniversary of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists.
MRI with T2 mapping will aid myocardial edema diagnosis February 17, 2015 -- Mapping T2 relaxation times in MRI is an important first step toward better diagnosis of myocardial edema. But T2 relaxation times vary widely, both being functions of MR sequences and scanner field strength, so basic studies will be required to access their value.
Nuclear medicine physicians must change to survive February 16, 2015 -- While nuclear medicine is not in imminent danger of extinction, it may need to reinvent itself for the future, according to the president of the British Nuclear Medicine Society. In particular, nuclear medicine physicians need to shed their self-image as purely imaging-based physicians to become more involved in clinical areas.
Use CTA for aortic emergencies, Austrians say February 13, 2015 -- For detecting aortic emergencies, CT angiography (CTA) is the modality of choice and enables clinical teams to decide whether elective, urgent, or emergent treatment is necessary, while endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) and surgical repair are the recommended therapies, according to Austrian researchers.
Study: 1 in 4 Saudis headed for heart attack February 13, 2015 -- Within the next 10 years, one-fourth of all adults in Saudi Arabia will have a heart attack, according to research presented at the Saudi Heart Association annual conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
New tracer could help HNSCC patients avoid surgery February 12, 2015 -- With the help of a novel radiotracer, researchers were able to accurately identify sentinel lymph nodes in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), potentially reducing the number of patients who need to undergo selective neck dissection.
How interventional radiologists can make childbirth safer February 12, 2015 -- Traumatic vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections, and invasive placenta conditions can result in excessive bleeding and hysterectomy, and may be life-threatening for women, but innovative interventional radiology treatments are making childbirth safer.
US-guided injections help ward off rotator cuff degeneration February 11, 2015 -- Ultrasound-guided injections of platelet-rich plasma for rotator cuff tendinopathy can delay degenerative changes of the tendons and yield quantifiable pain relief and functional improvement, Italian researchers found.
Interview with ECR 2015 President Dr. Bernd Hamm February 10, 2015 -- As the boss of one of Europe's largest radiology departments, Dr. Bernd Hamm is used to coping with immense pressure and a heavy workload. He looks ahead to ECR 2015, which begins on 4 March, and speaks about his own department and clinical interests.