Italians develop novel strategy for CT-detected silent tumors
January 30, 2014 -- New research from Italy has highlighted how the use of CT is uncovering a growing number of incidental findings. About 4% of CT scans will detect a subclinical "silent" tumor in the adrenal gland, which presents a challenge due to inadequate information, according to the study authors.
Arab Health: UAE technologists find roles transformed
January 29, 2014 -- DUBAI - Not long ago, being a radiographer/radiologic technologist meant being an x-ray technician with limited responsibilities. But technology, demographics, and the rapidly evolving needs of the imaging department have changed the picture globally -- and especially in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Arab Health: Plans move ahead for Arab School of Radiology
January 29, 2014 -- DUBAI - New details have emerged about the Arab School of Radiology (ASOR). The official launch is now scheduled for the 7th Pan Arab Radiology Congress, to be held in Doha, Qatar, on 17-21 April, and in September ASOR will stage a three-day workshop in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on breast imaging.
Arab Health: UAE resident program finds its own way
January 28, 2014 -- DUBAI - Even in the best of circumstances, setting up a radiology resident training program can be a challenge. But for a large regional hospital in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a transient international staff and no experience or particular preferences with regard to training, the job can be more than daunting.
Crystal-ball gazing: Top 3 imaging market predictions in 2014
January 28, 2014 -- As ECR 2014 in Vienna approaches, now is a good time to consider the key trends in the medical imaging market. Four business analysts from IHS Technology provide their main predictions for this year in digital x-ray, ultrasound, CT, and MRI.
Arab Health: Multimodality imaging key to managing breast cancer
January 27, 2014 -- DUBAI - Finding a suspicious breast lesion is just the start of the path toward optimal management and treatment of breast cancer, and multiple imaging modalities should be used, according to a talk by Dr. Rola Shaheen on the opening day of the Total Radiology sessions at Arab Health 2014.
Digital chest tomo saves money, reduces need for CT exam
January 27, 2014 -- Using digital chest tomosynthesis in patients with suspected thoracic lesions decreased per-patient diagnostic imaging costs, resulting in approximately 8,000 euros saved per year, and reduced the need for a CT scan by nearly 75%, according to a new study by Italian researchers.
Is point-of-care ultrasound the new stethoscope?
January 27, 2014 -- The role of point-of-care ultrasound in developing countries, the need for early ultrasound education, and the expansion of point-of-care cardiac ultrasound are among the featured topics in the latest issue of the World Heart Federation's Global Heart journal.
Online imager detects deformable motion
January 24, 2014 -- An online x-ray imaging system could provide 3D deformable motion tracking for use in scanned proton therapy, according to researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen, Switzerland.
Swiss scoop top award for work on head and neck tumors
January 23, 2014 -- Researchers from Geneva collected a prestigious Magna Cum Laude award at the recent RSNA 2013 meeting in Chicago for their studies on diffusion-weighted imaging and PET/MRI. They were one of only five European groups who received the top prize for their education exhibits.
Some practical tips on buying a new scanner
January 22, 2014 -- Buying a new CT or MRI system can be devilishly difficult, and requires careful planning and considerable thought. To simplify this daunting task and help you avoid the pitfalls, our regular columnist Dr. Paul McCoubrie has some advice and suggestions.
Arab Health 2014 offers revamped radiology congress
January 22, 2014 -- Attendees of the radiology sessions at Arab Health 2014 next week will be treated to an additional day of presentations and sessions dedicated to radiographers and radiologic technologists. The sessions also have a new name -- Total Radiology -- which reflects a broader focus on medical imaging.
CT postprocessing software plays key role in gunshot injuries
January 21, 2014 -- For the analysis of gunshot injuries using CT, 2D multiplanar reformatting and 3D volume-rendering postprocessing software can provide valuable additional information to axial imaging, particularly in the examination of vessels and bone lesions, Italian researchers have reported.
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