Radiology mourns Dr. Helen Carty, 1944-2017 April 28, 2017 -- Tributes are being paid to Dr. Helen Carty, the leading pediatric radiologist from Liverpool, U.K., who died peacefully at home on 23 April at the age of 72. She was a world expert in imaging of child abuse, the president of ECR 2004, and a gold medalist at ECR 2009.
Dutch present strategic vision for 2020 April 28, 2017 -- The Radiological Society of the Netherlands has devised a roadmap to help reach its main goals for the future. Dr. Hildo J. Lamb provides the background to the project and explains why information technology and multidisciplinary cooperation both will have a crucial role to play.
Lung-RADS category 4X helps diagnose lung cancer April 27, 2017 -- The addition of category 4X lesions in the Lung CT Screening Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS) imaging scheme adds value and increases malignancy yields among experienced radiologists, according to a Dutch study in Radiology. The 4X nodules turn out to be malignant in half of cases.
Study: Mammography cuts advanced breast cancer risk April 26, 2017 -- Mammography screening is associated with a 28% decrease in risk for breast cancer cases with a tumor size greater than 21 mm, according to an Austrian population study. Results also demonstrated a 17% decrease in risk for advanced breast cancer.
E-learning in radiology prospers at Tuebingen April 26, 2017 -- Trainees and medical students at Germany's Tübingen University can now experience radiology digitally. The TueRad e-learning platform lets them work on specific cases and gives them a realistic picture of what radiology is all about.
Low doses can make DSCT cardiac perfusion routine April 25, 2017 -- The latest generation dual-source CT (DSCT) scanner cuts the radiation dose of cardiac CT perfusion enough to make it suitable for daily practice, according to new research. Expanded z-axis coverage and better signal-to-noise ratios can offer more information on myocardial blood flow.
Portuguese highlight rapid clinical progress of pelvic MRI April 24, 2017 -- When integrated with prior clinical evaluation and exclusion of organic disease, pelvic MRI can play an invaluable role in the diagnosis, therapeutic guidance, and follow-up of pelvic floor dysfunction disorders, according to Portuguese researchers.
Radiology in Peru: From infectious diseases to mummies April 21, 2017 -- Imaging of tuberculosis and ancient mummies are two key areas of expertise among Peruvian radiologists, a special focus session revealed at ECR 2017. In a question-and-answer interview, Dr. Jorge Luis Guerrero Gil from Lima, Peru, outlines the main issues facing radiologists in his country.
Miniature x-ray detector shows clinical promise April 20, 2017 -- Scientists in France have developed a tiny x-ray detector at the tip of an optical fiber. By combining a nano-optical antenna with indirect detection methods, they have created a device that is only a few tens of microns in diameter, and it may have clinical applications.
Phronesis and the monkey of instant gratification April 19, 2017 -- There is no book, lecture, or diploma course on "radiological wisdom," but some tricks can be used, particularly looking, sounding, and acting like you are wise, explains Dr. Paul McCoubrie in his latest column.