MRI reveals how schizophrenia may improve
May 30, 2016 -- The brains of patients with schizophrenia have the capacity to reorganize themselves and fight the disease, concludes a new MRI study of brain tissue changes published online last week in Psychological Medicine.
CT reveals youngest mummy is a fetus
May 27, 2016 -- CT scans of a tiny Egyptian coffin long thought to hold internal organs show the remains are actually those of a fetus, researchers from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, U.K., reported.
FDG-PET helps accurately assess unconscious patients
May 27, 2016 -- European researchers have developed a way to use FDG-PET to measure glucose metabolism in patients with severe brain injuries to diagnose and predict when they will recover consciousness, according to a study published online on 26 May in Current Biology.
Under scrutiny: Pregnancy after uterine fibroid embolization
May 26, 2016 -- The traditional treatment of uterine fibroids in patients who wish to become pregnant is surgical removal by myomectomy. However, uterine fibroid embolization has a lower complication rate and has a comparable fertility rate to myomectomy after treatment, according to researchers from the United Arab Emirates.
Germans link CT cancer risk to social deprivation
May 25, 2016 -- A new pediatric study from Germany suggests that poorer children get more scans from radiation-bearing modalities like CT. Clinicians and radiologists need to be aware that children from deprived backgrounds may be more likely to undergo CT than their more privileged peers.
Radiographer reporting: Australians give positive spin
May 25, 2016 -- New research from Australia has underlined the potential of radiographers to enhance the accuracy of screening programs and increase the detection rates for breast cancer and calcifications. The study looks set to enliven the long-running debate about role extension.
Automated quality control improves 3D breast ultrasound
May 24, 2016 -- A new technique detects artifacts in automated 3D breast ultrasound at the time of acquisition, enabling sonographers to ensure that images have been acquired adequately before sending patients home, according to a study in the Journal of Medical Imaging.
Dutch reveal new data on recalls in breast screening
May 24, 2016 -- When transitioning from film-screen mammography to full-field digital mammography, going digital increases the number of repeated recalls for the same mammographic abnormality, found a large Dutch study published on 14 May in European Radiology.
DIAM benchmark helps guide adoption of imaging IT
May 23, 2016 -- What's the best way to implement imaging IT at your institution? How can you optimally incorporate new technologies such as data analytics and radiomics? A new benchmark called the Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM) has been created to help facilities gauge how well they are doing in terms of imaging IT adoption.
ESR surveys find broad, varied use of teleradiology
May 23, 2016 -- Teleradiology has become widely adopted in Europe, but its usage and support vary among European countries, according to a pair of surveys by the European Society of Radiology (ESR). What's more, the use of teleradiology across national borders still remains limited.
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