Make better use of over 50s, RCR urges October 28, 2015 -- More careful consideration of workload, work type, and working hours is essential to maximize the expertise of older radiologists and bring huge benefits for the individual practitioner, radiology departments, and patients, according to the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). It is encouraging employers to take urgent action to retain senior staff.
X-ray identifies hip patients at risk of more surgery October 28, 2015 -- Time and cash spent monitoring every patient with a hip prosthesis can be saved by using a routine radiostereometry procedure to assess prosthesis migration, according to a Swedish expert. The methodology can also be applied to knee implants and spinal, pediatric, and trauma orthopedic surgery.
Cardiac ablation: Improving the accuracy October 27, 2015 -- Shear-wave elastography is showing promise for guidance of focused ultrasound-based cardiac ablation. Researchers from France have designed a transesophageal device that can both deliver high-intensity focused ultrasound and perform imaging.
CT technique can reduce invasive heart tests October 26, 2015 -- In what is thought to be the largest trial of its kind to date, U.S. and Italian researchers have found that an algorithm measuring blood flow through the coronary arteries based on data from CT images can prevent unnecessary catheterizations.
CAD systems compared: What you should look for October 26, 2015 -- A Dutch study suggests the best computer-aided detection (CAD) system can detect most pulmonary nodules at a low false-positive rate and find additional lesions missed by human readers, but awareness of the varying reliability of different CAD algorithms is crucial.
Ultrasound shows thyroid cancer spike after Fukushima October 23, 2015 -- Just as many had feared, the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 has sparked a sharp increase in thyroid cancer among children and adolescents in the area, according to a study published online in Epidemiology. And more cases may be lurking.
JFR: CT and the amazing case of Louise de Quengo October 22, 2015 -- During the construction of a new congress center in Rennes, France, the site yielded nearly 1,000 graves from between the 14th and 18th centuries. CT was used to study the remains, delegates learned at the French national radiology congress, JFR.
JFR: How to optimize breast MRI interpretation October 21, 2015 -- MRI is vital for detecting breast pathologies, but success depends on awareness of indications, patient preparation, interpretation, and result management, says Dr. Isabelle Doutriaux, who took part in Monday's breast MRI session at the French national radiology congress, JFR 2015.
The calamity of medical and radiological publications October 21, 2015 -- A lot can be learned from the Volkswagen scandal: results need to be reproduced, whether it's in engineering or medical research. Unfortunately, most scientific papers don't achieve such high standards these days, writes the Maverinck. He pulls no punches in his latest column.
Get savvy on neonatal chest x-rays October 20, 2015 -- It's time to brush up your knowledge of neonatal chest x-rays, and doing so will have a positive impact on patient management. That's the view of radiologists who presented their experiences at the 2015 annual meeting of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging, held in Barcelona, Spain.