Technique boosts x-ray CAD results for TB February 5, 2015 -- Dutch researchers have developed an algorithm to improve the robustness of computer-aided detection (CAD) to identify tuberculosis (TB) on chest x-rays -- enabling CAD to significantly improve the detection of thoracic abnormalities.
Irish find imaging requests often include incorrect details February 4, 2015 -- Electronic requests for imaging studies from clinicians frequently include erroneous clinical information, a problem that may lead to a variety of troubling issues, challenges, and choppy waters for radiology departments, researchers from the Republic of Ireland have found.
U.K. steps up its bid to entice overseas radiologists February 4, 2015 -- A shortfall of radiologists in the U.K. is putting a strain on departments across the country, and bolstering services with a fresh injection of imaging specialists has never been more important, according to local experts.
Study: DBT plus 2D mammography boosts specificity February 3, 2015 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) combined with 2D mammography, or synthetic mammography, has better specificity than 2D mammography alone, a large study of more than 7,000 patients has found. However, there was only a marginal improvement in sensitivity.
Brazil team finds WhatsApp suitable for reviewing bone fractures February 3, 2015 -- WhatsApp Messenger is one of the most popular instant messaging apps for smartphones today. But it's not just for chatting or sharing videos and photos: It can also be used as a diagnostic tool for viewing certain types of CT scans and radiographs, according to a study from Brazil.
Arab Health: 5 tips for handling diabetes foot problems February 2, 2015 -- DUBAI - The creation of a dedicated service for diabetes patients with foot problems, in which interventional radiologists play a central role in limb salvage, is contributing to a dramatic reduction in the number of amputations in the United Arab Emirates.
Breaking the resolution limits of SPECT January 30, 2015 -- Molecular imaging is essential for research of human disease because it enables noninvasive visualization of minute structures at the sub-organ and/or sub-tumor level. Its use has been constrained, however, by the challenge of producing images with high enough spatial resolution, until now.
Commercializing MRI-guided radiotherapy January 29, 2015 -- Elekta has announced its plans for the commercial release of Atlantic -- a high-field MRI-guided radiation therapy system. Developed by a research consortium, the new treatment system will be launched in 2017, with the first units delivered a year later.
Arab Health: Speaker serves smorgasbord of radiology food signs January 28, 2015 -- DUBAI - A veritable gastronomic feast was served up at this week's Total Radiology Conference at the multidisciplinary Arab Health show, when a presentation worthy of a Michelin star was delivered about food-inspired signs in radiology.
Portuguese shed new light on neuroendocrine tumors January 28, 2015 -- Gynecological neuroendocrine tumors are rare and aggressive, but they share certain characteristics radiologists need to know about, according to new research published in Insights into Imaging. It's also vital to differentiate these tumors from metastatic disease and other carcinomas.
Arab Health: 7T clinical MR units could soon become reality January 27, 2015 -- DUBAI - At least one large company is very interested in developing a 7-tesla MRI system for use in large university hospitals in the near future, a leading European expert said during a keynote lecture at Arab Health.
Lumen area at CCTA predicts significance of stenosis January 27, 2015 -- Measuring the minimal lumen area of coronary arteries scanned at coronary CT angiography (CCTA) can help distinguish lesions that are hemodynamically significant from those that are not, reducing the number of false positives, according to a new study by researchers from Austria.