Teleradiologist responds to audit of CT reports
December 21, 2016 -- The recent audit about the accuracy of interpretation of emergency abdominal CT reports has generated considerable interest. Dr. George McInnes gives his response to last week's news report on
Irish get rave reviews for plain-film checklist
December 21, 2016 -- To help everybody who finds plain-film reporting challenging, award-winning Irish researchers have crafted a two-page checklist that can be used and referred to during the reporting process. The team won a certificate of merit at RSNA 2016 for its efforts.
Post-MRI signals disappear with macrocyclic gadolinium
December 20, 2016 -- German researchers have found no evidence of increases in T1 signal intensity among patients who received more than 20 injections of macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI scans, according to a study published online December 7 in Radiology.
Back to the future: Top themes from RSNA 2016
December 19, 2016 -- What does the vast exhibition at the RSNA 2016 meeting tell us about where radiology is heading? Recently back from Chicago, market expert Stephen Holloway does some crystal-ball gazing and explains why interoperability is the major challenge ahead.
4 steps to high-quality 3D printing for radiology
December 16, 2016 -- 3D printing has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years with the advent of low-cost consumer-grade printers. And 3D printing's growth in healthcare is helping to boost radiology's reputation as an essential service and the first step in creating highly useful models for surgery, implantation, and education.
Open SESAME: Jordan's bold experiment puts science first
December 16, 2016 -- The international research facility Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) underlines the rapid pace of scientific advancement in the region, but a lack of funds may prevent the project from reaching full capacity.
3D-printed kidney phantom advances SPECT/CT calibration
December 15, 2016 -- German researchers have developed a low-cost 3D printing technology that can be used to create patient-specific organ models of varying sizes and shapes, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Lancet: Add MRI to shed light on fetal brain abnormalities
December 14, 2016 -- If a 20-week fetal ultrasound scan reveals a potential brain abnormality, an MRI examination should be performed, U.K. researchers have recommended in an article published online by Lancet on 15 December.
Audit finds high discrepancy rate in teleradiologists' reports
December 14, 2016 -- A U.K. audit has found troubling results regarding the accuracy of nontrauma CT abdominal reporting for emergencies outside of normal working hours. Teleradiologists were three times more likely to produce a report with a discrepancy in it, potentially putting patients at risk, according to a 5 December study in Clinical Radiology.
PET/MRI can advance uterine cervix cancer detection
December 13, 2016 -- PET/MRI is a valuable tool to accurately stage tumors of the uterine cervix and may serve as an alternative modality for a clinical workup prior to treatment, according to a German study presented at the recent RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
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