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.
4D ultrasound U.K. study links fetal movement, maternal smoking March 24, 2015 -- In a small study published in Acta Paediatrica, researchers in the U.K. used 4D ultrasound to detect changes in facial movements of fetuses that could reflect the effect of maternal smoking. Researchers performed 80 4D ultrasound scans on 20 fetuses to assess subtle mouth and touch movements.
Radiology tests need to incorporate 3D March 23, 2015 -- Medical imaging investigations, which consist almost entirely of 2D scans, are shortchanging radiology students in a 3D world where most real-life clinical imaging is displayed in volumetric images, according to researchers from the Netherlands.
Three-nation symposium goes ahead in Innsbruck March 23, 2015 -- The acronym GAST stands for the combined conference of the German, Austrian, and Turkish radiological societies. The GAST-Symposium 2015 will be held in Innsbruck, Austria, on 1 and 2 May. Its organizer Dr. Stefan Wirth talks about common objectives, supposed differences, and the main focal points of the meeting.
Famous Dutch researcher makes switch to U.K. March 20, 2015 -- This month the well-known researcher and medical physicist, Marcel van Herk, PhD, is moving from the Netherlands Cancer Institute to the Christie Hospital in the U.K. He reflects on the relocation, as well as the host of changes he has witnessed in the world of imaging.
How to teach radiology trainees, junior docs, med students March 19, 2015 -- Teaching radiology is a challenging task, says Oxford professor Dr. Stephen Golding, who has decades of experience. He discusses topics such as how to keep students awake, how to avoid "death by PowerPoint," and the irreplaceable value of human interaction.
Image security remains 'significant global problem' March 18, 2015 -- How secure are your medical images? If you don't know the answer, you'd better find out. A recent search found that more than 700 DICOM medical image servers worldwide were fully open to outside computers that could be used to steal data.
Top 5 trends from ECR 2015 in Vienna March 18, 2015 -- As the dust begins to settle on ECR 2015, now is a great time to reflect on the meeting and identify its major trends. Central themes at the congress included the unification of European radiology, teleradiology and outsourcing, radiation dose monitoring, digital breast tomosynthesis, and hybrid imaging.
Study: CCTA sharpens diagnosis, targets intervention March 17, 2015 -- More accurate diagnosis using coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in chest-pain patients will reduce the risk of heart attack and change treatment, according to a new study from Scotland that shows patients with suspected angina benefited from clearer results after undergoing CCTA.
Europeans choose combined x-ray over single units March 16, 2015 -- X-ray equipment has traditionally had dedicated systems for specific exams. In 2014, the European market shifted toward having one combined system that can be used for multiple exams. Cost is one of the main drivers behind this trend.