Large European dose survey shows low medical exposure
April 29, 2013 -- A pan-European dose estimation project has found that doses administered to patients in medical imaging examinations vary widely by country, but are lower than comparable levels reported for the U.S. and Australia.
Biplanar DR outperforms standard DR for upright imaging
April 29, 2013 -- Biplanar low-dose x-ray systems outperform standard digital radiography (DR) systems in terms of delivering a lower radiation dose to the patient and expediency in acquiring images, but their cost and limited uses require high examination volume to make them cost-effective, Swiss researchers believe.
Adding 3D breast tomo to mammography finds more cancers
April 26, 2013 -- Using 3D digital breast tomosynthesis with conventional 2D mammography finds 50% more cancers than 2D imaging alone and also reduces the false-positive rate, according to a new study published online April 25 in Lancet Oncology.
EJR: MRI measures up in estimating breast cancer tumors
April 25, 2013 -- Using breast MRI to estimate tumor size in high-risk patients is comparable to the modality's performance for sporadic cancers. This means breast MRI can safely be used for treatment planning, Dutch researchers believe.
ACE inhibitors can limit damage to heart, lungs from radiotherapy
April 24, 2013 -- Administration of an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease may help protect radiation damage to the heart and lungs from radiotherapy treatment of cancers in the chest region, according to a presentation at the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology.
Clinical lead elaborates on factors behind Olympic glory
April 24, 2013 -- Training, training, training: That's what lay behind the success of trauma care at the 2012 Olympics, the clinical lead for emergency services for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games told a packed audience at last week's International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2013.
Reader experience tied to CCTA accuracy
April 23, 2013 -- Training and experience wield a huge effect on reader accuracy in coronary CT angiography (CCTA) interpretation, and current minimum standards may not be sufficient, concluded a new study published online in the European Journal of Radiology.
Out of sight: CT know-how proves vital in orbital trauma
April 23, 2013 -- Full awareness of the CT features of orbital trauma, and the potential complications of damage to the eye, makes it possible to diagnose sight-threatening problems before permanent visual loss occurs, according to new research from a leading U.K. hospital group.
Healthcare in 2050: Digital technology to give power to patients
April 19, 2013 -- LONDON - The growth of smartphones and other digital technology will give patients much greater control over healthcare in the future, and patients will eventually decide on the hiring of researchers and medics, predicts Lucien Engelen, from the Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands.
Chest digital tomo can help reduce CT use, costs
April 18, 2013 -- By adding chest digital tomosynthesis in suspected cases of pulmonary lesions, patients can avoid unnecessary CT scans and imaging facilities can lower their expenses, Italian researchers have found.
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