Radiology News
Optical monitoring assesses HIFU damage
July 4, 2014 -- Measuring changes in tissue optical properties could provide a low-cost method for monitoring high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), according to new research from the U.S. and U.K. It's a promising noninvasive alternative to open surgery.
CT confirms Motörhead as top hard-core rock 'n' roll act
July 3, 2014 -- Anybody who thinks headbanging is an entirely safe activity that poses no health risk should read a new report from Germany. It features what is thought to be the first reported case of a patient who developed a chronic subdural hematoma after a heavy metal concert.
Cash injection brings teleradiology progress in Turkey
July 3, 2014 -- A network of 100 mobile mammography units is due to be deployed across Turkey within the next year as part of a 183 million euro teleradiology screening project. Dr. Utku Şenol, president of the Turkish Medical Informatics Association, speaks about this and other developments.
Pimp up your CV to enhance job prospects
July 2, 2014 -- Always view your curriculum vitae (CV) as a work in progress that can be improved upon and refined, and before a big job interview, make sure you get familiar with all the management jargon, abbreviations, and current healthcare issues, according to speakers at a special forum for trainees.
Claustrophobia, MRI, and the human factor
July 2, 2014 -- In MRI, claustrophobia is a concrete fear haunting many people. Norwegian researchers think a set of simple, practical steps can help address the anxieties of patients, saving valuable time and avoiding repeat examinations. The Maverinck explores this topic.
RIS-integrated software can optimize radiation dose
July 1, 2014 -- A software application can be used to extract patient radiation dose information directly from imaging modalities and store the data in a RIS, aiding in analyses and potentially contributing to individualized patient care, researchers from Italy have found.
Technology helps get a grip on scheduling, resources
July 1, 2014 -- Across Europe, managers and staff in radiology departments, as well as their clinical peers, are facing a desperate need for dynamic scheduling and transparency regarding available resources. At the 16th DICOM Meeting and HIS-RIS-PACS workshop, held last week in Mainz, Germany, details of a dashboard solution were presented.
Nodule size matters in Italian CT lung cancer screening study
June 30, 2014 -- Italian researchers believe they have struck a good balance in CT lung cancer screening by following up suspicious nodules at a slightly larger size threshold. By only following up nodules 5 mm and larger rather than 4 mm, they achieved good sensitivity with fewer false positives.
U.K. team reveals progress on intraoperative imaging
June 27, 2014 -- U.K. researchers have reported early success in the development and testing of a high-resolution, compact, hybrid gamma/optical camera designed for intraoperative imaging. They presented their findings at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine Molecular Imaging in St. Louis, U.S.
'Priming' doesn't work for mammograms, study finds
June 26, 2014 -- When it comes to breast cancer screening, inserting additional malignant cases into datasets of screening mammograms may lead to a decrease in the performance of experienced breast radiologists, according to a new study in the British Journal of Radiology.
Web-based liver imaging atlas scoops top award at ESGAR
June 25, 2014 -- An e-learning tool run by radiologists in Switzerland and the U.S. received the only Magna Cum Laude at last week's European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) congress. The Liver Imaging Atlas now has 22,000 users, and 26% of user traffic comes from Europe.
Norway acts to improve workflow and cut dose
June 25, 2014 -- A pioneering 50,000 euro project that began in the scenic west of Norway in April aims to organize imaging protocols so that examinations can be exchanged efficiently between hospital groups. The scheme is seen as a necessary step to optimize workflow and protect patients from excess radiation exposure.
ESGAR: Imaging sheds light on tumor response in liver
June 24, 2014 -- Evaluation of treated hepatic lesions is challenging, so it's vital to adapt the imaging strategy and evaluation criteria according to the treatment used and underlying tumor, noted award-winning French researchers at last week's European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) meeting.
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