CAD, 3D rendering give boost to surgical planning
May 8, 2017 -- Virtual simulations of interventional and surgical procedures using open-source computer-aided detection (CAD) software is improving the accuracy of preoperative planning in corrective jaw surgery, German researchers have found.
Lancet: Inequalities persist in Israeli healthcare
May 8, 2017 -- Israel's healthcare system provides mostly free core services to 8.5 million citizens. But disparities continue to exist between Israeli Jews and Arabs -- including the use of imaging for disease screening, according to a new report focused on health in Israel and published in the Lancet.
Nuclear cardiology lab cuts radiation dose by 60%
May 8, 2017 -- A large nuclear cardiology lab was able to reduce its average radiation dose by 60% over the past eight years, according to new research presented on Friday at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT in Vienna and published in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.
Elekta debuts MR-linac radiation therapy system at ESTRO
May 8, 2017 -- Radiation oncology vendor Elekta is using this week's annual meeting of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) to launch Elekta Unity, the company's MRI-guided radiation therapy system.
Varian launches Halcyon radiation therapy unit at ESTRO
May 6, 2017 -- Taking inspiration from diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems is launching its new Halcyon platform for radiation therapy at the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) in Vienna. The new system sports a gantry-based design that pays homage to CT and MRI instrumentation.
Study: Reject pelvic x-rays if axial rotation exceeds 10°
May 5, 2017 -- Researchers from Lebanon have found they can estimate the pelvic axial rotation of children and adults during x-ray acquisition, and any x-rays in which the axial rotation exceeds 10° should be discarded.
Dynamic PET/MRI study spots vascular correlations
May 4, 2017 -- Correlation between vascular fraction parameters may help to guide future clinical trials involving the use of PET/MRI to assess tumor hypoxia, researchers from Germany and Slovenia have found.
Molecular imaging shines new light on heart disease
May 3, 2017 -- European experts in molecular imaging expect the addition of cadmium zinc telluride digital detector technology, advanced quantification software programs, and novel radiotracers in SPECT and PET imaging will lead to major advances in research and clinical applications for cardiovascular disease.
Spreading the news: Science and the media
May 3, 2017 -- Fake news and alternative truths are hot topics right now, but they're not new, and lies and disinformation are as old as mankind, writes the Maverinck. He considers what can be done to maintain and protect the truth in radiology and science in general.
Dutch cognitive impairment study makes steady progress
May 2, 2017 -- Dutch researchers are putting the finishing touches to a longitudinal study to gain more insight on vascular cognitive impairment and determine which prognostic factors could signal future cognitive decline and major vascular events.
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