U.K. issues standards on image reading by nonradiologists August 4, 2016 -- While radiologists are of course best-suited to report on imaging studies, they may not always be immediately available due to staff shortages. The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has released new guidelines on how nonradiologists can interpret these examinations.
Rio 2016 polyclinic opens its doors August 3, 2016 -- The Rio Olympics begin on Friday. Two MRI systems, plus three digital x-ray and four ultrasound units, will be housed in the 3,500-sq-m polyclinic, which stays open until 18 September. We take a peep inside the building.
MRI + BI-RADS: A winning combination August 2, 2016 -- Using BI-RADS to detect ductal carcinoma in situ with MRI results in higher sensitivity and positive predictive value than mammography, according to new Brazilian research published in the European Journal of Radiology.
Screening uptake remains patchy in Turkey August 1, 2016 -- In spite of Turkey's growing income levels, cancer screening coverage continues to be relatively poor among women, and their educational level, access to social security, and lifestyle factors have a crucial impact on screening rates, researchers have found.
Medical physics: Future directions and current status July 29, 2016 -- Where is medical physics now, and where might it be in 60 years' time? And what have been the key moments in the evolution of medical physics? These questions were addressed in a symposium at London's Imperial College.
Does imaging after thyroid cancer treatment help? July 28, 2016 -- Yes, surveillance imaging can identify the recurrence of thyroid cancer in patients who have received treatment. But that doesn't mean the scans will affect patient survival, according to a large retrospective study published online July 21 in BMJ.
Interventional radiology from head to toe July 27, 2016 -- Interventional radiologists are like strikers in a football match: Both depend on other players passing the ball to them, says Dr. Christian Stroszczynski, the new head of the German Society for Interventional Radiology and Minimally Invasive Therapy. In this interview, he reveals his aims during his term in office.
Act now on lumbar spine x-ray referrals, U.K. group urges July 26, 2016 -- All referring physicians must be made more aware of the current guidelines for requesting lumbar spine radiographs, as well as the legal responsibilities, to make certain the correct investigation is requested to answer the clinical question, U.K. researchers have advocated.
Can femoral ultrasound find role in CV risk assessment? July 26, 2016 -- By spotting atherosclerotic plaques that aren't also present in the carotid artery, femoral ultrasound can predict the risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease in many asymptomatic patients who would be overlooked if they only received carotid ultrasound, according to research from Italy published online in Angiology.
MR alternative: CT shows value in cardiomyopathy July 25, 2016 -- CT now has an important role in most kinds of cardiomyopathies, owing to its strength in morphological assessment and its ability to visualize calcium and coronary artery disease, according to a presentation at the International Symposium on Computed Tomography.