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The good, the bad, and the ugly about breast ultrasound
March 4, 2015 -- When it comes to screening women for breast cancer, those with dense breasts or tissue abnormalities tend to be the most troublesome, but breast ultrasound has proved, and continues to prove, its utility for these women, say leading researchers.
New study supports age-extended breast cancer screening
March 3, 2015 -- Groundbreaking Finnish research has shown that the long-term benefits of breast cancer screening in older age groups include lower incidence-based mortality and only a minor risk of overdiagnosis.
Siemens readies new handheld ultrasound unit for ECR
March 2, 2015 -- Handheld ultrasound systems represent a rapidly growing segment of the ultrasound market, and prospective purchasers will soon have an additional entrant to consider. Siemens Healthcare will unveil Acuson P500, a new handheld ultrasound platform, at this week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna.
Info on 'overdiagnosis' saps interest in breast screening
March 2, 2015 -- Giving women more information about the negative aspects of mammography, such as overdiagnosis, makes them less inclined to want breast screening, according to a new Australian study published online February 17 in the Lancet.
MR images improve PET quantification
February 27, 2015 -- MRI-guided filtering and partial volume correction of brain PET scans can enhance image quality -- particularly signal-to-noise ratio and spatial resolution -- and structure delineation, according to new research.
Can we go any lower on CT dose? Oui, c'est possible
February 26, 2015 -- Award-winning French researchers have produced a practical guide on how to optimize the radiation dose delivered in chest CT, focusing on reduced dose, low dose, and ultralow dose.
DTI-MRI shows muscle distress in marathon runners
February 26, 2015 -- The marathon season is fast approaching, and people training to run those 26.2 miles will endure countless aches, pains, and muscle pulls. Dutch researchers are using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) to gain new insight into the toll that long-distance races take on the human body.
Relaxing times for cardiologists
February 25, 2015 -- The holy grail of diagnostic imaging is noninvasive tissue characterization and the external identification of human cell structures and organ function, if possible without even touching the body, according to the Maverinck. Relaxation times are key but controversial.
ESR, ACR teleradiology white papers put patient first
February 25, 2015 -- The teleradiology white papers of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and American College of Radiology (ACR) differ in some respects, but they both stress the importance of always keeping the patient's needs first and foremost.
Why we must recognize the real Marie Curie
February 24, 2015 -- During this month of Oscar hype and hysteria, columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas has watched a production in London's West End that sheds new light on the character and personality of Marie Curie and is well worth seeing.
Results of Dutch-Belgian screening trial can be widely applied
February 23, 2015 -- Individuals scanned with CT in the Nederlands-Leuvens Longkanker Screenings Onderzoek (NELSON) lung cancer screening trial had a similar risk of cancer as people who did not participate in the study, meaning the research can be generalized to a wider population.
U.K. issues new advice on intravascular contrast
February 20, 2015 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published recommendations for the safe use of intravascular contrast agents. The 22-page document can be downloaded for free and includes practical information about use of contrast in at-risk patients and the treatment of reactions.
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