French raise alarm over smoldering blanket in PET/MRI
September 6, 2017 -- French researchers are alerting radiology facilities to an incident that occurred in their PET/MRI suite: Copper fibers in a blanket used to cover a patient began to heat up, causing the blanket to smolder and nearly catch fire, according to a case study published August 31 in Radiology.  Discuss
How ultrasound can trigger pain relief
September 5, 2017 -- Ultrasound can be used to release nerve-blocking agents contained in liposomes and relieve patients from pain. This would be an alternative to opioids and open up the possibility of a safer, on-demand, and personalized management of pain.  Discuss
Research shines spotlight on cinematic rendering
September 4, 2017 -- It's been touted as "3D on steroids," but many in radiology still aren't sure how cinematic rendering of medical images works. Fortunately, two new articles from the U.S. and Europe offer an explanation of the new technique, which creates stunningly lifelike images from scans.  Discuss
Cambridge team moves ahead with multidimensional imaging
September 1, 2017 -- Sarah Bohndiek, PhD, and her colleagues at the U.K.'s University of Cambridge are on a mission to develop low-cost and nonionizing optical technology to improve early cancer detection. Bohndiek heads up an international team combining physicists, engineers, chemists, and molecular biologists.  Discuss
Rights group says Turkish radiologist languishes in jail
September 1, 2017 -- A human rights group in Sweden has picked up the case of a Turkish radiologist who it claims has been languishing in jail for the past year on trumped-up charges that he was connected with a coup against the Turkish government in 2016.  Discuss
Radiographers face up to uncertain future
August 31, 2017 -- Will the radiographer profession die out by 2025? That's certainly one possibility, according to new analysis from Sweden. But facilitating career development opportunities for radiographers could help to turn the tide, the authors predict.  Discuss
U.K. issues new ultrasound guidelines
August 30, 2017 -- In a bid to raise the quality of ultrasound scans by nonradiologists, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has revised its training recommendations for doctors using the modality. The guidelines incorporate ongoing best practices and now include a section on head and neck ultrasound.  Discuss
Test yourself with 4 imaging quizzes from ESC 2017
August 30, 2017 -- Cardiac imaging guru Dr. Stephan Achenbach from Erlangen, Germany, contributed one of the daily quizzes posted by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) during this week's annual congress in Barcelona, Spain. Achenbach was chair of the congress program committee at ESC 2017, which concluded on 30 August.  Discuss
Ortho surgeons benefit from using iPads to view images
August 29, 2017 -- Orthopedic surgeons can significantly improve their workflow by using an iPad for mobile image access, performing consultations on challenging cases with colleagues, and communicating imaging findings to patients, German researchers reported.  Discuss
Is enterprise imaging on a slow road to mediocrity?
August 29, 2017 -- The evolution of the imaging IT market over the past decade has been messy. Previously clear definitions for PACS and RIS have become blurred, and many people have struggled to keep up. Market columnist Stephen Holloway offers his view of the road ahead in Europe and beyond.  Discuss
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