Single-view DBT + DM protocol boosts mammography sensitivity September 10, 2014 -- A breast screening protocol that combines single-view digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with single-view 2D digital mammography (DM) had higher sensitivity for detecting breast cancer than two-view 2D digital mammography, with just a slight increase in radiation dose, according to a new study in European Radiology.
Challenges don't deter opening of ICR 2014 in Dubai September 9, 2014 -- DUBAI - The International Congress of Radiology (ICR) opened today in what its organizers are billing as the largest-ever congress dedicated to radiology in the Arab world. Some 1,500 attendees registered on the first day and were treated to a wide range of opening lectures -- as well as balmy temperatures in the desert metropolis.
PET/MRI shows noninvasive imaging power in MI September 9, 2014 -- PET and MRI each bring advantages for imaging myocardial infarction (MI) and gauging myocardial viability. So it makes sense to do them both in a single exam, concludes a study of 25 MI patients presented last week at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Global recruitment drive brings success in Gulf States September 8, 2014 -- The Arab states of the Persian Gulf continue to seek and attract high numbers of expatriate radiologists to join their advanced and well-paid healthcare sector. However, radiology in the Arab Gulf has more to offer than just financial reward and a comfortable lifestyle, as many interventional radiologists are discovering.
Tomosynthesis can replace CT for many chest exams September 8, 2014 -- A new study by Swedish radiologists performed under real-world conditions indicates that digital chest tomosynthesis can replace CT for a number of lung exams, saving both money and radiation dose. The research confirms previous studies on the role tomo can play in carving out a middle ground between CT and conventional chest x-ray.
ESC: Wireless ultrasound boosts image-guided venous access September 5, 2014 -- Momentum is building for ultrasound-guided venipuncture, not least because using a wireless probe can transform practice, according to researchers from Madrid who presented their results at this week's European Society of Cardiology (ESC 2014) annual meeting.
Support gathers for FDG-PET/CT in spondylodiscitis cases September 4, 2014 -- Because of its high specificity and ability to differentiate between infection of the spine and other maladies, FDG-PET/CT should be the first option in suspected cases of spondylodiscitis, according to a Spanish study published online on 4 September.
Germans look into the future of abdominal imaging September 4, 2014 -- Wouldn't it be great to know what lies ahead in gastrointestinal/abdominal imaging? Dr. Andreas G. Schreyer, head of the Working Group for Gastrointestinal/Abdominal Diagnostics of the German Radiological Society, aims to do just that by launching an online survey focusing on CT and MRI protocols.
ESC: Imaging of ischemia divides opinion September 3, 2014 -- Is cardiovascular MR better than SPECT for imaging of ischemia? That was the burning question in a debate at this week's annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in Barcelona, Spain, but the answer still eludes experts, it seems.
Europeans balance pros and cons of relocating to Middle East September 3, 2014 -- Lucrative financial packages in the Gulf States, along with the prospect of a high-quality lifestyle, continue to attract radiologists to the Middle East, but there are trade-offs to be aware of when working in the region. Radiologists from Austria and Italy share their experiences and know-how.
U.K. issues new guidance on interventional radiology September 2, 2014 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has published revised recommendations for nursing care in interventional radiology. The 18-page practical guide is designed to help radiologists set appropriate levels of nursing support, and it can be downloaded free of charge from the RCR's website.
CAD with single reader works for breast screening, Spanish say September 2, 2014 -- An institution in Spain has adopted single reading with computer-aided detection (CAD) software to screen for breast cancer in light of recent study results indicating that it works just as well as double reading with arbitration. The only caveat is the readers must be experienced radiologists.