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Shear-wave elastography aids monitoring of tendinopathy
December 17, 2015 -- Shear-wave elastography performs better than B-mode and power Doppler ultrasound for evaluating tendinopathy and helping to assess treatment response, German researchers recently reported at the RSNA 2015 meeting in Chicago.
fMRI finds the Christmas spirit alive and well
December 17, 2015 -- If there was ever any doubt about the existence of the Christmas spirit, one need only look into certain regions of the human brain. That's according to Danish researchers, who found that specific areas of the brain lit up on functional MRI (fMRI) scans when people who celebrate the holiday viewed Christmas-related imagery.
Structured reports facilitate epidemiological analysis
December 16, 2015 -- Unlike those created in the traditional free-text format, structured radiology reports enable real-time calculation of epidemiological statistics and provide significant value for decision support and quality assurance, according to German research presented at RSNA 2015 in Chicago.
Lung CT screening pilot has good detection rate of early cancers
December 16, 2015 -- Low-dose CT has proved to be pivotal in the early detection of lung cancer in a groundbreaking U.K. lung cancer screening pilot project that aimed to discover if CT was a viable cost-effective option. The findings were published online by BMJ on 8 December.
Italian study shows need for urgent action on dose
December 15, 2015 -- New research from Italy -- thought to be the first of its kind -- has identified an alarming lack of awareness of radiation protection among radiographers, as well as providing a checklist of practical steps to improve dose awareness.
IHS Technology reflects on RSNA 2015 trends
December 15, 2015 -- Efficiency, greater patient throughput, and lower cost of ownership were three important and interconnected trends from the recent RSNA 2015 show in Chicago, according to a report by market research and consulting firm IHS Technology.
Positron emission mammo shows prowess in cancer
December 14, 2015 -- Positron emission mammography (PEM) can detect almost all breast cancer index lesions located within its scanning range without limitations due to tumor size, grade, or histological subtype, according to a Dutch study presented at RSNA 2015 in Chicago.
EANM casts doubt on new hybrid imaging society
December 14, 2015 -- Concerns have been raised by the president of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), Dr. Arturo Chiti, about the risk of duplicating efforts in the emerging field of hybrid imaging, after the recent announcement of the formation of a new hybrid imaging society.
Small fluorescent dye eases NIR-II imaging
December 11, 2015 -- Researchers are reporting on the first small-molecule fluorescent dye for "near-infrared-II" (NIR-II) imaging. The dye, which is rapidly excreted by the body, could be used to image tumors in vivo and for image-guided surgery and therapy (Nature Materials, 23 November 2015).
Virtual reality shows promise for remote image reads
December 10, 2015 -- Remote interpretation of imaging studies often means using a mobile device with a small screen. But virtual reality technology can overcome those limitations and offer an immersive image viewing environment without sacrificing image quality, Greek researchers reported at RSNA 2015 in Chicago.
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