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Swiss presenters come out top in ECR survey
May 18, 2016 -- Swiss, Dutch, French, and German speakers who present at ECR have the highest conversion rate into publications, while the profiles of researchers from Japan, Korea, China, and India are rising fast, according to a new study.
Malignant breast tumors can be spotted from 1.5 m away
May 18, 2016 -- Zoom out. That's the advice of Dutch radiologists who found some tumors missed by breast screening radiologists can be detected from 1.5 m away. They recommend radiologists take a "distant view" before closely evaluating a mammogram in detail.
ACR 2016: Get more hashtag savvy, say U.K. experts
May 17, 2016 -- Radiologists are significantly underrepresented in social media, particularly Twitter, and they must be more proactive and use it more effectively to shape the future of imaging services, according to the authors of a U.K. study being presented at this week's American College of Radiology (ACR) meeting.
X-ray software delivers 4 bone health measures
May 16, 2016 -- New software that analyzes bone age and health from hand radiography has revealed fresh information about changes in bone density and osteoporosis over a lifetime, according to a German-Danish research group.
Study: Delayed publication of results harms patients
May 13, 2016 -- Many investigators fail to publish the results of clinical trials in a timely fashion, exposing patients to dangers, said Spanish researchers in a presentation at the recent European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology meeting (ESTRO 2016).
MR shows more body fat in babies with diabetic mothers
May 12, 2016 -- MRI scans show that babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat at 2 months of age than those born to healthy women, according to a new study from the U.K. published May 12 in Diabetes Care.
Cardiac MRI beats SPECT for predicting heart events
May 12, 2016 -- Cardiovascular MRI is a better prognosticator of risk for serious cardiovascular events than SPECT, regardless of a person's risk factors, angiography results, or initial treatment, according to a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
U.K. releases new guidelines on PET/CT
May 11, 2016 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and Royal College of Physicians have issued revised recommendations on the best use of PET/CT. The 34-page document can be downloaded free of charge from the RCR's website, and it includes a comprehensive bibliography.
The age of renaissance radiology
May 11, 2016 -- In this era of credentialing and accreditation, you aren't cutting it unless you have an armful of subspecialist badges. But is this really a good thing? Dr. Paul McCoubrie investigates in his latest column.
What's the sweet spot for batch reading mammograms?
May 10, 2016 -- What's the right number of cases to interpret when batch reading mammography studies? Too few can affect productivity, while too many can risk burning out your radiologists. Fortunately, researchers provide some guidance in a new study published in the May 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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