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German study lends support to rethink on chest pain
November 4, 2014 -- New analysis from Germany supports a dramatic change in the management of patients with ongoing chest pain and psychological problems after angiographic exclusion of heart disease. Its results call into question repeat or further investigative procedures.
High error rates in DEXA scans show many potential pitfalls
November 3, 2014 -- In research from Italy, more than 90% of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) exams contained at least one error, mainly due to data analysis. Also, the authors say adoption of the guidelines of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry is very poor.
COCIR makes recommendations for health tech assessment
November 3, 2014 -- The European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical, and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) is issuing new recommendations for health technology assessment agencies during the HTA 2.0 Europe meeting.
UEMS endorses European guidelines on storage of ultrasound images, reports
October 31, 2014 -- The council of the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS) has endorsed -- with only a slight amendment -- best practice guidance published last year by the European Society of Radiology and the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.
Screening debate 'destabilizes' breast imaging
October 31, 2014 -- As president-elect of the European Society of Breast Imaging, Dr. Gábor Forrai from Budapest faces a busy time ahead. In this exclusive interview, we ask him to take out the crystal ball and reflect on the future challenges and opportunities facing the community he will be representing.
MR-guided HIFU proves safe for liver ablation
October 30, 2014 -- MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) is "sufficiently reliable and safe" to begin clinical trials in the liver. That's according to researchers in Finland and the Netherlands, who have assessed the use of the technique in a clinically acceptable setting.
Germans shed light on image transfers in trauma cases
October 29, 2014 -- Researchers from Muenster, Germany, have shown that a centralized DICOM exchange system is feasible, but they also found software must be operated intuitively and should not be restricted to a closed circle of users. Also, temporary accounts are vital to boost user acceptance.
Make peer feedback part of your PACS, urges RCR
October 29, 2014 -- All radiology information systems should have a package that allows peer feedback on reports in a timely fashion, and new RIS/PACS must include an integrated quality assurance module or provide a facility for electronic integration to a bespoke system, says the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Women radiologists strive for work-life balance
October 28, 2014 -- Can female radiologists really have it all? Or does something have to give? The answer seems to hinge on the country and hospital in which they work, as well as an individual's personality and circumstances, according to conversations with members of AuntMinnieEurope.com's Editorial Advisory Board.
Radiography misses one-third of wrist fractures
October 27, 2014 -- Researchers from Turkey found that radiography missed one-third of wrist fractures compared with multidetector-row CT, according to an article published online on October 18 in Emergency Radiology. They believe that clinicians may want to use CT or MRI for emergency room patients suspected of having wrist trauma.
British Museum shows how CT enlivens the ancient dead
October 24, 2014 -- Eight mummies and interactive CT images are part of a special exhibition, "Ancient lives, new discoveries," which runs at the British Museum in London until the end of November. Dr. Daniel Antoine and one of two curators of the exhibition gave AuntMinnieEurope.com a guided tour.
Sentinel node technique avoids radical surgery, radiation exposure
October 23, 2014 -- Dutch researchers believe they have confirmed the accuracy and safety of a new sentinel node procedure that injects radiotracers in ligaments of women with epithelial ovarian cancer, helping them avoid more invasive, radical surgery.
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