iPads can handle on-the-go diagnostic interpretation
June 17, 2015 -- On-call radiologists should feel comfortable using an iPad for interpreting MRI, CT, and radiography studies, according to a recent meta-analysis published in the June issue of the British Journal of Radiology.
Cardiac markers lead to new approach for chest pain
June 17, 2015 -- The increasing use of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin markers in European hospitals is changing the practice of chest pain management in significant ways -- eliminating the need for coronary CT angiography in some cases, and increasing it in others, according to new research.
Seeing CT scans of own arteries provides wake-up call for patients
June 16, 2015 -- Visualizing CT images of their own coronary artery calcifications prompts patients to make the important lifestyle changes they need to stay healthy, according to a new Danish study presented this week at the EuroHeartCare meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Some DICOM deidentification toolkits pose privacy risk
June 16, 2015 -- If you're using free DICOM toolkit software to deidentify patient personal health information on images for clinical research purposes, a little caution may be in order. A team of Dutch researchers recently found very few of the toolkits they tested performed well using default settings.
MDCT: Don't forget the heart in CT lung cancer screening
June 15, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Radiologists who screen smokers for lung cancer with CT should remember to look at the heart as an important predictor of mortality in its own right, according to a Dutch presentation made on Tuesday, 9 June, at the International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT in San Francisco (MDCT).
Low-res monitors not so low after all in breast scans
June 12, 2015 -- Experience is not a factor when it comes to interpreting mammograms on lower resolution, cheaper viewing devices. And LCD monitors with image manipulation software are suitable for viewing mammograms for training purposes, found a U.K. study that included findings on iPhone use.
SNMMI: FDG-PET/CT predicts ovarian cancer survival
June 11, 2015 -- BALTIMORE - FDG-PET/CT scans can help predict disease progression and overall survival of ovarian cancer patients for as long as several years after treatment, according to a German presentation made on 9 June at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.
Austrian hospitals suffer from brain drain
June 10, 2015 -- Low pay, inadequate training, and the Austrian hierarchy are driving young doctors like Sarah Schober to look abroad for possible career advancement. Switzerland and Germany are among the top destinations for these migrating medics.
The RCR president's diary: 10 things I did in May
June 10, 2015 -- "What does the president actually do?" That's a question Dr. Giles Maskell, president of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), gets asked. He reveals what he got up to last month, including plenty of creative writing, media interviews, and speaking engagements.
SNMMI: Germans scoop Image of the Year award
June 9, 2015 -- BALTIMORE - German research using a PET radiotracer for prostate cancer that can be labeled with different radioisotopes for diagnostic or therapeutic use won the Image of the Year prize at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.
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