RADIOLOGY NEWS
Machine learning in radiology targets efficiency
February 6, 2017 -- While artificial intelligence is unlikely to replace radiologists any time soon, a new breed of software applications based on machine learning is poised to take on many of their tedious, repetitive, and time-consuming tasks -- improving productivity and freeing up more time.
Breast screening organizers get creative to boost uptake
February 6, 2017 -- A new study from Lebanon of 2,400 women older than 40 has found that fewer than half the women sent a breast screening invitation underwent mammography. To overcome the hit-and-miss nature of screening adherence in the region, new campaigns and promotions are being used.
CT lung screening enters pipeline in Middle East
February 3, 2017 -- DUBAI - The Abu Dhabi guidelines for CT lung cancer screening were the subject of much debate at the thoracic imaging session during the Total Radiology conference at Arab Health 2017. The guidelines cover an unusual risk factor: 20-year history of water pipe (or shisha) use.
Italians use in-beam PET to monitor proton range
February 2, 2017 -- An Italian research group has developed a new technique involving PET that enables accurate range monitoring during proton therapy. Clinical validation of the prototype began in December, with the team evaluating the treatment of a patient with cancer of the lacrimal glands.
Parizel calls for more standardization of MRI protocols
February 1, 2017 -- DUBAI - The development of effective imaging biomarkers can spark a huge improvement in the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients with multiple sclerosis, but much greater standardization is required, ECR 2017 President Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD, told delegates at the Arab Health congress.
U.K. issues new advice on 24-hour interventional care
February 1, 2017 -- Every acute hospital has a duty to ensure it has formal arrangements to secure the provision of elective and emergency interventional radiology services, but this is not happening at present and patients are being put at risk, according to new U.K. guidelines.
U.S. travel ban complicates radiology conference calendar
January 31, 2017 -- The Trump administration's new policy restricting immigration to the U.S. from seven countries in the Middle East could create complications for societies scheduled to hold meetings in the country in coming months. One group with an upcoming conference, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, issued a statement on January 30 about the new policy.
Mechanical imaging can cut breast screening recalls
January 31, 2017 -- Adding a technique called mechanical imaging to mammography breast cancer screening could lower the number of false positives and recalls by a third, according to a new Swedish study. The researchers call the results "surprising."
Breast screening debate spreads to Middle East
January 30, 2017 -- DUBAI - As the doors spring open for the first day of the Arab Health 2017 show, breast cancer screening is set to come under close scrutiny at the Total Radiology conference that forms a major part of the event. Dr. Shaikha Abu Shaikha speaks about Qatar's Breast and Bowel Screening Program.
Contrast ultrasound is safe, effective for pediatric patients
January 27, 2017 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is a safe and likely cost-effective imaging option for pediatric patients, often obviating the need for MRI and CT, according to a study from King's College London in the U.K.
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