Italian group focuses on who needs CCTA screening most
October 31, 2016 -- Can coronary CT angiography (CCTA) be performed on asymptomatic individuals before they have a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack? Italian researchers found a way to efficiently deploy CCTA screening and shared their technique in a 14 October article in the European Heart Journal.
Pediatric PET dose can be reduced
October 31, 2016 -- A simulation study evaluating the quality of whole-body PET/MR images of pediatric cancer patients shows the amount of PET tracer administered can be significantly reduced while still obtaining diagnostic quality images, German researchers found.
Absolute coronary lumen size on CCTA predicts function
October 28, 2016 -- The key question surrounding the functional significance of a coronary lesion can be answered with absolute lesion diameter rather than percent stenosis as measured with coronary CT angiography (CCTA), concludes a new study in European Radiology.
Breast cancer care in Afghanistan presents challenges
October 28, 2016 -- Offering breast cancer care in a war zone requires a particular creativity, especially when resources -- including basic imaging -- are limited. In a research letter published online October 2 in the Breast Journal, surgeons at a military hospital near Kabul, Afghanistan, described their experience providing Afghan women with breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
ESUR issues new MR guidelines on adnexal masses
October 27, 2016 -- The European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) has updated its guidance on MRI of the sonographically indeterminate adnexal mass integrating functional techniques. One of the more significant changes concerns solid adnexal masses with low T2 signal, for which diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is recommended now.
Ultrasound in the bush: From Paris to Madagascar
October 26, 2016 -- At the end of her radiology training, Dr. Anne Fustier dreamt of free time, travel, and adventure. She spent nine months in Madagascar and now is convinced that travel broadens the mind and ultrasound has major benefits in humanitarian medical practice.
Should you acknowledge patients away from hospital?
October 25, 2016 -- A patient recognizes you in the shopping aisle of the local supermarket. Should you smile? Or should you ignore the person and walk on by? Dr. Anagha Parkar considers how to cope with this surprisingly common dilemma.
First Australian MRI-linac proves feasible
October 24, 2016 -- Real-time image guidance of radiotherapy using MRI promises dramatically improved tumor targeting and an increase in the number of treatable disease sites. An MR-guided cobalt-60 unit is already in clinical use and three groups are developing integrated MRI-linac systems.
Parizel provides window into radiology's future
October 21, 2016 -- Radiology will evolve from the production of "beautiful pictures" toward sets of quantitative data, and communication with general practitioners will move away from descriptive reports and toward a standardized approach, said European Society of Radiology President Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD, in a recent interview.
3D/4D ultrasound matures as it shows clinical value
October 20, 2016 -- Initially a technology used only by early adopters, 3D/4D ultrasound has indeed come of age, buoyed by mounting evidence of its diagnostic utility in a variety of clinical applications. Today, 3D/4D ultrasound is increasingly being used by healthcare institutions around the world.
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