Two CCTA techniques cut iodine dose across vendors
March 27, 2017 -- Major contrast reductions in coronary CT angiography (CCTA) can be achieved across vendor platforms with a couple of simple techniques, according to a Dutch presentation at this month's ECR 2017 in Vienna.
The great enabler: Artificial intelligence in radiology
March 24, 2017 -- Much has already been debated over the effect of artificial intelligence (AI) for radiology, and now the first products have started to enter the market. AI will not replace radiologists, but enable them, according to market analyst Stephen Holloway.
FDG-PET/CT scoring system aids in cervical cancer prognosis
March 23, 2017 -- With the help of an established five-point scoring system to assess metabolic response to chemoradiotherapy on FDG-PET/CT scans, U.K. researchers can more appropriately treat and better predict outcomes for patients with locally advanced cervical carcinoma.
Simulations unveil potential of EXPLORER PET
March 23, 2017 -- A total-body PET scanner under development is showing promise. It can provide superior image quality at low radiation dose and offers 30 to 40 times better sensitivity than current scanners, according to the multi-institutional EXPLORER consortium.
Walking a gadolinium tightrope of perception & bottom line
March 22, 2017 -- The recommendation by the European Medicines Agency on 10 March that market authorization for four linear gadolinium contrast agents be suspended shocked the radiology community, but what will be the business repercussions? Analyst Stephen Holloway gives his assessment.
Deep learning offers promise for prostate MRI reads
March 22, 2017 -- Deep-learning software can outperform a nondeep-learning method that's been used previously in computer-aided detection software and may be able to help radiologists differentiate between prostate cancer and benign conditions on MRI, according to research presented this month at ECR 2017.
Radiology Across Borders aims to go global
March 21, 2017 -- The Australian-based charity Radiology Across Borders is taking sustainable imaging expertise to doctors and patients in the Asia-Pacific region. It plans to grow into a global group over the next five years, and co-founder Dr. Suresh de Silva urges Europeans to get involved.
Mobile App Spotlight: A k-Space Odyssey
March 21, 2017 -- presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at A k-Space Odyssey, an iOS app designed to facilitate understanding of k-space, the mathematical abstraction that connects MRI scan parameters with the clinical image.
Adding DBT to breast screening helps BI-RADS accuracy
March 20, 2017 -- More and more clinical evidence indicates that using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast cancer screening reduces recall rates and increases the detection of invasive cancers. Now another benefit of the technology is coming to the fore: Adding DBT to digital mammography helps breast imagers categorize lesions more accurately, according to research presented at ECR 2017.
No signal intensity for pediatric patients with macrocyclic GBCA
March 17, 2017 -- German researchers have found additional evidence that the use of a macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) for MRI scans does not increase signal intensity in the dentate nucleus. The new findings come from a study of pediatric patients published online in Radiology.
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