RADIOLOGY NEWS
MRI reveals muscular dystrophy variant's toll on hearts
April 27, 2015 -- Duchenne muscular dystrophy carriers, even when asymptomatic, show severe cardiac abnormalities on MRI, according to new research from Germany. Cardiac MRI showed all asymptomatic carriers had significant cardiac pathologies, the researchers found.
Automated analysis aids lung nodule management
April 24, 2015 -- The solid component of subsolid pulmonary nodules can be detected automatically -- making it easier to assess the potential malignancy of lung lesions detected on CT, according to researchers from the Netherlands.
NEJM: PET for Hodgkin's lymphoma prevents unnecessary radiotherapy
April 23, 2015 -- A negative PET scan immediately after three cycles of chemotherapy for early-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma can identify patients with an excellent prognosis and avoid unnecessary additional radiation therapy, according to a U.K. study published on 23 April in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Tübingen team wins award for cardiac MR study
April 23, 2015 -- Prize-winning German research has provided compelling new evidence that in many patients with coronary artery disease, late gadolinium enhancement cardiac MRI can depict previously unknown myocardial infarction.
Whistle while you work
April 22, 2015 -- "This must be the best radiology department in the U.K.," a clinical colleague told Dr. Paul McCoubrie the other day. Find out why such comments are inspiring our columnist to whistle at work and are making him so full of the joys of spring.
Radiation dose issues climb agenda in Middle East
April 22, 2015 -- New research from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, reveals how the region is targeting ever-optimized dosage in imaging and how dose awareness is becoming of greater importance within the radiological community.
Irish study: How low can breast MR recalls go?
April 21, 2015 -- Research conducted in Dublin finds the breast MRI recall rate is 10.8%, which compares well with other published data but is above U.K. national breast screening guidelines' minimum standard of less than 10% and an expected standard of less than 7%. Is that achievable? Maybe.
PACS strikes a resonant chord in Liverpool
April 20, 2015 -- A health IT project conceived in Liverpool, U.K., that allows sharing of a pool of radiology trainees working in a call center to cover multiple departments is showing initial signs of success. Fresh information on the scheme was presented at ECR 2015.
Teleradiology prompts shift in use of after-hours ultrasound
April 20, 2015 -- Researchers in France found that concerns over who would perform after-hours emergency ultrasound scans shouldn't be a roadblock for hospitals that want to implement an overnight teleradiology service. They found that all but 14% of scans could either be replaced or postponed.
SPECT gives diagnostic boost in Parkinson's disease
April 17, 2015 -- Portuguese researchers have used SPECT to detect Parkinson's disease with 98% accuracy by employing quantitative, automated analysis based on machine learning. Validated using brain images from 654 cases, the approach outperformed other techniques.
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