MIR: Communicate with patients or face being sued October 15, 2014 -- Failure to communicate effectively in the form of a triangle involving the radiologist, the referring physician, and the patient will result in more lawsuits, delegates were warned at this month's Management in Radiology (MIR) congress in Bologna, Italy.
Spanish dismiss digital mammo's overdiagnosis risk October 14, 2014 -- In a new 16-year study, Spanish researchers have found that switching to full-field digital mammography (FFDM) leads to early diagnosis, not overdiagnosis. The group found that cancer detection rates did not increase when compared with film-screen mammography, but going digital did lead to an increase in ductal carcinoma in situ detection rates.
New condensed JFR format faces acid test October 13, 2014 -- The French national congress of radiology, JFR 2014, begins in Paris on Friday and will take place over only four days, instead of the usual five. Emergency diagnostic and interventional imaging are the central themes of the congress.
RSNA to show x-ray 'nature scenes' by Dutch medical physicist October 13, 2014 -- What happens if you combine x-rays, creatures large and small, and a diorama? You get a "biorama," as Dutch medical physicist and artist Arie van 't Riet, PhD, has termed his images. His artwork will be shown at the upcoming RSNA 2014 annual meeting in Chicago.
Dual-energy CT develops greater role in brachytherapy October 10, 2014 -- A group of Canadian and Dutch researchers has developed a brachytherapy dosimetry method that accounts for dose heterogeneity. They have used dual-energy CT to extract these parameters, and the treatment is proving valuable in early stage prostate or breast cancer.
ASL-MRI detects early signs of cognitive decline in elderly October 9, 2014 -- Using arterial spin-labeled (ASL) MRI, Swiss researchers found evidence of cognitive decline in the brains of healthy elderly individuals before symptoms appeared, according to a new study published online on 7 October in Radiology.
U.K. radiographers opt to strike on 20 October October 8, 2014 -- For the first time in more than 30 years, radiographers in the U.K. public sector will take part in a national strike for four hours on the morning of Monday, 20 October. Also, nonurgent imaging procedures look set to be disrupted throughout that week.
MIR: Convey critical findings to avoid malpractice claims October 8, 2014 -- In a radiologist's final report, failure to provide adequate details about important or unexpected findings considered to be actionable is a leading cause of malpractice claims, attendees were warned at last week's Management in Radiology (MIR) congress in Bologna, Italy.
Grid computing smooths teleradiology in Turkey October 7, 2014 -- Turkish researchers have created a framework that utilizes grid computing technology to make teleradiology easier between institutions, regardless of the type of PACS, RIS, or hospital information system used at each location.
MIR: Beware the pitfalls of teleradiology October 7, 2014 -- Globalization of radiology is creating opportunities, and posing major challenges and threats, according to a discussion on teleradiology at last week's Management in Radiology (MIR) congress held in Bologna, Italy. Dr. Elisabeth Schouman-Claeys and Dr. Jan Schillebeeckx led the debate.
Spanish newcomer shakes up advanced visualization market October 6, 2014 -- A start-up firm in Madrid is fomenting something of a revolution in how advanced visualization software is developed and implemented. MedimSight is in the business of helping developers and users worldwide find each other on a website and in the cloud.