DBT surpasses FFDM in finding breast tumor margins June 22, 2017 -- When it comes to tumor margins in specimen radiography, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is king, according to a new study from Germany. The researchers found DBT tops full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in identifying the closest tumor margin and has higher sensitivity for assessing margin status.
Harry Potter's not the only injured quidditch player June 21, 2017 -- Injuries from the Harry Potter-inspired sport of quidditch are far from make-believe, researchers from Oxford, U.K., have found. Fractures are surprisingly common, and players should consider wearing protective helmets and gloves, they recommended at last week's U.K. Radiological Congress.
Initial stress echo safe, cheap for high-risk patients June 21, 2017 -- Stress echocardiography is as effective and cheaper than direct referral to invasive coronary angiography in chest pain patients with a high pretest probability of coronary artery disease -- and appears competitive with rival coronary CT angiography as an initial exam.
Home reporting: Is it friend or foe? June 20, 2017 -- Determination and focus are crucial for the success of a home-reporting service. Starting a scheme can be difficult in the early days, but the end result is worth it, according to home reporters in part two of our special feature.
German team wins SNMMI Image of the Year award June 19, 2017 -- The U.S. Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) on 14 June awarded its Image of the Year to German researchers who used PET/CT followed by fluorescence-guided surgery to demonstrate how dual-labeled prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) inhibitors based on PSMA-11 enhance preoperative staging of metastatic prostate cancer.
U.K. releases DRLs for hybrid imaging June 16, 2017 -- A new U.K.-wide survey of radiation dose administered in a broad range of PET/CT and SPECT/CT imaging procedures has resulted in diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for six common examinations, including cardiac and bone SPECT/CT.
Flannery named as GE chief as Immelt to retire June 15, 2017 -- Industrial conglomerate GE is once again reaching into its healthcare business to find an executive to lead the company. The firm has named GE Healthcare President John Flannery to replace Jeff Immelt when he retires as chairman and CEO at the end of the year.
UKRC: Voice recognition errors require action June 14, 2017 -- MANCHESTER - Analysis of radiology reports generated using voice recognition software has shown an unacceptably high error rate, and urgent measures are essential to combat the problem, delegates learned at the U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC 2017).
SNMMI: FET-PET could have answers for brainstem glioma June 14, 2017 -- Researchers in Switzerland are setting their sights on fluoroethyl-tyrosine (FET) PET imaging as the best way to assess adult brainstem glioma and gauge patients' chances for progression-free survival. Study results were presented on 11 June at the U.S. Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.
UKRC: U.K. team adds impetus to radiographer reporting June 13, 2017 -- MANCHESTER - In a new study presented by experienced investigators from Canterbury at the U.K. Radiological Congress, well-trained reporting radiographers achieved high levels of accuracy and boosted cost-effectiveness in the interpretation of CT head scans. The findings look set to increase interest in role extension.