CT corrects the record on arthritis in ancient Egypt
November 13, 2014 -- Using CT, Egyptian researchers found that ancient Egyptian royal families appear to have suffered from a degenerative spinal disease rather than an inflammatory type of arthritis, as previously assumed. Study results were published online in Arthritis and Rheumatology.
Norwegians take the treadmill test at work
November 12, 2014 -- Determined to boost their energy levels at work, Norwegian radiologists have installed two treadmills and other exercise equipment in a dedicated reading room. Other Europeans also are jumping on the fitness bandwagon.
What makes an imaging department tick?
November 12, 2014 -- A grumpy, greedy, old radiology boss does not invite dialogue and exchange -- nor does an obnoxious smartass. The fundamental issue of running a department and being a radiologist is the human factor, writes the Maverinck in his latest column.
3D ultrasound goes ultrafast
November 11, 2014 -- Scientists in France have developed a new type of ultrasound that can produce 3D videos at thousands of frames per second. It builds on 2D ultrafast ultrasound, and has already enabled its creators to witness blood flowing through the chambers of a human heart in real-time.
How a British boy band changed imaging forever
November 10, 2014 -- LONDON - What do circus tricks and a top British boy band have in common? Both had a major impact on the development of imaging during the second half of the 20th century, Dr. Stavros Stivaros, PhD, told the audience at last week's U.K. Royal College of Radiologists annual public lecture.
RSNA 2014 highlights 100 years of radiology history
November 7, 2014 -- This year marks the 100th annual meeting for RSNA, and the society is pulling out all the historical stops to celebrate. RSNA 2014 attendees will be able to diagnose vintage x-ray images, see Wilhelm Roentgen's laboratory, and check out antique equipment, kicking off a yearlong centennial celebration that will end at the 2015 meeting.
German-Brazilian partnership gives boost to lung MRI
November 6, 2014 -- Collaboration between researchers in Germany and Brazil is helping to propel MRI of the lung into the clinical arena and increase global interest in the technique. A new study in the European Journal of Radiology confirms the success of this linkup.
ESR makes reform plea to new EU leaders
November 5, 2014 -- BRUSSELS - Europe's fast-evolving radiology sector needs common standards in quality, safety, training, and research, or risks seeing imaging procedures become chaotic, expensive, and dangerous, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) warned in Brussels on 4 November.
Breast MRI equals needle biopsy for excluding malignancy
November 5, 2014 -- For BI-RADS 0 cases, researchers from Austria have found breast MRI can reliably exclude malignancy with a sensitivity of 100%, which means it's just as accurate as needle biopsy for excluding breast cancer.
CT values determine coronary stenosis severity
November 4, 2014 -- A novel technique developed in the Netherlands promises to determine stenosis severity in coronary CT angiography noninvasively -- and without the complexity of fluid dynamics calculations used in other noninvasive CT examinations, according to an article-in-press by the European Journal of Radiology.
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.
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