CCTA falls short in detecting culprit plaque April 21, 2016 -- In a population of myocardial infarction patients spanning 10 years of clinical practice, coronary CT angiography (CCTA) showed only limited ability to detect culprit lesions in the coronary arteries that went on to cause heart attacks -- though its positive predictive value was perfect, researchers concluded.
Paperless hospitals: VNA suppliers can learn from PACS April 20, 2016 -- Vendor-neutral archive (VNA) companies are forging ahead with a vision of paperless hospitals. Vendors collaborating and adopting the standards-based approach can learn lessons from what made PACS such a global success and can help end users go paperless, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar.
Why it pays to know about renal tumors April 19, 2016 -- Radiologists must be familiar with the CT appearances of multifocal, renal solid tumors and tumor-like lesions so that clinicians and surgeons can determine the best approach for these patients, top award-winning Spanish researchers have asserted.
Radiotherapy demand set to grow 16% by 2025 April 19, 2016 -- The demand for radiotherapy across all European countries will climb by an average of 16% between 2012 and 2025, with the highest increase expected for prostate cancer cases (24%), according to a new study published in Radiotherapy and Oncology.
Abbreviated breast MR rivals standard protocol April 18, 2016 -- An abbreviated breast MR protocol represents a time-saving method with the same diagnostic potential as the standard protocol for characterizing breast lesions, according to Italian researchers. The abbreviated protocol can cut postprocessing time, they say.
U.K. launches massive scanning project April 18, 2016 -- A U.K. research organization said it has launched a large study across the country that will involve scanning more than 100,000 participants to transform the way medicine looks at a wide variety of diseases including dementia, arthritis, cancer, heart attacks, and stroke.
Spectral data enrich mammography April 15, 2016 -- Spectral mammography could help reduce breast cancer screening recalls by distinguishing solid lesions from cysts, said researchers from Sweden and the U.K. who have developed a new method to measure the energy-dependent x-ray attenuation of tissue.
Cardiac cath radiation exacts toll on health personnel April 14, 2016 -- Radiation from cardiac catheterization procedures is taking a heavy toll on cath lab personnel, according to a new study published April 12 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. Italian researchers found higher rates of orthopedic problems, cataracts, skin lesions, and even anxiety and depression in cath lab workers.
Rio's Olympic squad to learn from Baku, London Games April 13, 2016 -- As the countdown continues to the opening of the Rio Olympics on 5 August, the organizers of the imaging service can learn from new data released about the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the 2012 Olympics in London.
Imaging holds key in war on drug mules April 13, 2016 -- Novel means of concealment used by traffickers, plus the growing frequency of transporting liquids, pose major challenges for radiologists involved in the detection of illicit drugs, according to researchers from Turkey.