Crystal-ball gazing: Top 3 imaging market predictions in 2014
January 28, 2014 -- As ECR 2014 in Vienna approaches, now is a good time to consider the key trends in the medical imaging market. Four business analysts from IHS Technology provide their main predictions for this year in digital x-ray, ultrasound, CT, and MRI.
Arab Health: Multimodality imaging key to managing breast cancer
January 27, 2014 -- DUBAI - Finding a suspicious breast lesion is just the start of the path toward optimal management and treatment of breast cancer, and multiple imaging modalities should be used, according to a talk by Dr. Rola Shaheen on the opening day of the Total Radiology sessions at Arab Health 2014.
Digital chest tomo saves money, reduces need for CT exam
January 27, 2014 -- Using digital chest tomosynthesis in patients with suspected thoracic lesions decreased per-patient diagnostic imaging costs, resulting in approximately 8,000 euros saved per year, and reduced the need for a CT scan by nearly 75%, according to a new study by Italian researchers.
Is point-of-care ultrasound the new stethoscope?
January 27, 2014 -- The role of point-of-care ultrasound in developing countries, the need for early ultrasound education, and the expansion of point-of-care cardiac ultrasound are among the featured topics in the latest issue of the World Heart Federation's Global Heart journal.
Online imager detects deformable motion
January 24, 2014 -- An online x-ray imaging system could provide 3D deformable motion tracking for use in scanned proton therapy, according to researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen, Switzerland.
Swiss scoop top award for work on head and neck tumors
January 23, 2014 -- Researchers from Geneva collected a prestigious Magna Cum Laude award at the recent RSNA 2013 meeting in Chicago for their studies on diffusion-weighted imaging and PET/MRI. They were one of only five European groups who received the top prize for their education exhibits.
Some practical tips on buying a new scanner
January 22, 2014 -- Buying a new CT or MRI system can be devilishly difficult, and requires careful planning and considerable thought. To simplify this daunting task and help you avoid the pitfalls, our regular columnist Dr. Paul McCoubrie has some advice and suggestions.
Arab Health 2014 offers revamped radiology congress
January 22, 2014 -- Attendees of the radiology sessions at Arab Health 2014 next week will be treated to an additional day of presentations and sessions dedicated to radiographers and radiologic technologists. The sessions also have a new name -- Total Radiology -- which reflects a broader focus on medical imaging.
CT postprocessing software plays key role in gunshot injuries
January 21, 2014 -- For the analysis of gunshot injuries using CT, 2D multiplanar reformatting and 3D volume-rendering postprocessing software can provide valuable additional information to axial imaging, particularly in the examination of vessels and bone lesions, Italian researchers have reported.
Danish study shows higher but limited lung screening costs
January 21, 2014 -- Healthcare costs were higher in patients screened annually with low-dose CT for lung cancer, but costs rose only by the amount associated with the screening program, according to a new study published in Lung Cancer.
iPhone facilitates second opinions for on-call radiologists
January 20, 2014 -- On-call radiology residents can reliably use a smartphone to get after-hours advice from more experienced or specialized radiologists on challenging CT cases for the diagnosis of appendicitis, Korean researchers recently reported.
Coronary CTA identifies patients at risk of coronary syndrome
January 19, 2014 -- A negative coronary CT angiography (CTA) has a high predictive value for ruling out acute coronary syndrome and can decrease the hospital stay of patients who come to emergency rooms complaining of severe chest pain, according to a new study conducted in Saudi Arabia.
CMR ties MI scar length to ventricular tachycardia cycle
January 17, 2014 -- A study of patients with previous myocardial infraction (MI) undergoing late-gadolinium enhancement cardiac MR (LGE-CMR) found that scar length is strongly correlated to ventricular tachycardia cycle length, according to a study in Europace.
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