What lies beneath the wrappings of an ancient mummy? September 16, 2014 -- Archaeology and ancient Egypt have been a point of fascination since Napoleon Bonaparte. An exhibition at the British Museum in London highlights the important role that radiology plays, and it runs until 30 November. History columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas investigates.
Forget breast screening for women 70 and older, Dutch say September 15, 2014 -- Routine breast cancer screening should not be performed on a large scale in women older than age 70 until more data are available, according to Dutch researchers who conducted a trial of more than 38,000 women. The prospective study, published online on 15 September, has attracted an angry response from some experts.
ICR: Survey reveals major knowledge gaps on radiation dose September 15, 2014 -- DUBAI - The lack of knowledge among medical staff about radiation dose -- specifically for CT scans -- remains a serious concern, and patients still receive very little information about the pros and cons of scans, according to a survey presented at the International Congress of Radiology (ICR).
New studies of Egypt's mummies rest on government go-ahead September 12, 2014 -- DUBAI - Imaging investigations of ancient Egypt's royal mummies may start again in the near future, but this depends on getting the all-important green light from the country's senior politicians, according to the head of the medical team that has conducted previous examinations.
Silicon photomultipliers ideal for PET/MRI September 11, 2014 -- The introduction of combined PET/MRI scanners was enabled by the replacement of photomultipliers with solid-state PET detectors, such as avalanche photodiodes, which can operate inside the MRI environment.
Breast screening controversies spark debate at ICR 2014 September 10, 2014 -- DUBAI - Greater consideration should be given to a woman's total quality of life in the breast screening debate. That was the take-home message of a keynote lecture by Dr. Rola Shaheen at this week's International Congress of Radiology (ICR 2014).
Single-view DBT + DM protocol boosts mammography sensitivity September 10, 2014 -- A breast screening protocol that combines single-view digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with single-view 2D digital mammography (DM) had higher sensitivity for detecting breast cancer than two-view 2D digital mammography, with just a slight increase in radiation dose, according to a new study in European Radiology.
Challenges don't deter opening of ICR 2014 in Dubai September 9, 2014 -- DUBAI - The International Congress of Radiology (ICR) opened today in what its organizers are billing as the largest-ever congress dedicated to radiology in the Arab world. Some 1,500 attendees registered on the first day and were treated to a wide range of opening lectures -- as well as balmy temperatures in the desert metropolis.
PET/MRI shows noninvasive imaging power in MI September 9, 2014 -- PET and MRI each bring advantages for imaging myocardial infarction (MI) and gauging myocardial viability. So it makes sense to do them both in a single exam, concludes a study of 25 MI patients presented last week at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Global recruitment drive brings success in Gulf States September 8, 2014 -- The Arab states of the Persian Gulf continue to seek and attract high numbers of expatriate radiologists to join their advanced and well-paid healthcare sector. However, radiology in the Arab Gulf has more to offer than just financial reward and a comfortable lifestyle, as many interventional radiologists are discovering.
Tomosynthesis can replace CT for many chest exams September 8, 2014 -- A new study by Swedish radiologists performed under real-world conditions indicates that digital chest tomosynthesis can replace CT for a number of lung exams, saving both money and radiation dose. The research confirms previous studies on the role tomo can play in carving out a middle ground between CT and conventional chest x-ray.
ESC: Wireless ultrasound boosts image-guided venous access September 5, 2014 -- Momentum is building for ultrasound-guided venipuncture, not least because using a wireless probe can transform practice, according to researchers from Madrid who presented their results at this week's European Society of Cardiology (ESC 2014) annual meeting.