Marie Curie and her x-ray vehicles' contribution to WWI battlefield medicine
October 20, 2017 -- Ask people to name the most famous historical woman of science and their answer will likely be Madame Marie Curie. But in addition to her scientific accomplishments, Curie was also the driving force behind the "radiological car," a mobile x-ray van used in World War I.  Discuss
QA system enhances radiologist peer review in Russia
October 19, 2017 -- A regional radiology quality assurance (QA) system that features peer review by remote experts has improved the process of monitoring and improving the performance of radiologists at government clinics in Moscow. Plus it's lowered imaging cases with discrepancies.  Discuss
Kuhl: Stop focusing on breast cancer overdiagnosis
October 18, 2017 -- Instead of overdiagnosis, the main problem with breast cancer screening is underdiagnosis, according to breast imaging expert Dr. Christiane Kuhl. Furthermore, breast MRI could be a tool of the future to alleviate this problem, she added.  Discuss
Cybersecurity: A time bomb for European radiology
October 18, 2017 -- Five months on from the crippling impact of the WannaCry cyberattack that affected one-fifth of U.K. hospitals and many other health providers across Europe, market analyst Stephen Holloway revisits cybersecurity. Where do we stand today? What should be done to limit risk?  Discuss
ESCR: Chest x-rays pick up incidental findings
October 17, 2017 -- Don't underestimate chest x-rays as a useful technique for illuminating thoracic aorta pathologies, particularly when it comes to highlighting incidental findings, according to Italian research presented at last week's European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) congress in Milan.  Discuss
JFR 2017: CT overscanning leads to higher radiation doses
October 16, 2017 -- Efforts to curb radiation exposure with dose reduction technology have stepped up in recent years, but a study from Switzerland has revealed another source of excessive radiation dose across hospitals -- overscanning, delegates at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR 2017) heard on 16 October.  Discuss
JFR 2017: Choose the right MRI contrast to confirm leaks
October 13, 2017 -- Hypersignal seen outside the liver parenchyma on MRI scans after an injection of contrast for hepatobiliary studies is usually understood as a sign of biliary leak. But is it a good way to confirm injury after surgery? Maybe not, according to the researchers of a study to be presented on 14 October at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR 2017) congress.  Discuss
CESM boosts detection of malignant breast lesions
October 12, 2017 -- Compared with conventional mammography alone, contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) catches an additional 7.7% of lesions in recalled women -- and most of these lesions are malignant, Dutch researchers found. The low risks of using CESM as a workup tool make it a valuable addition to breast cancer care, they added.  Discuss
Staffing crisis deepens in U.K., RCR says
October 11, 2017 -- Nearly one in 10 radiology posts in the U.K. were vacant in 2016, and 61% of those positions were unfilled for a year or more, according to a new report released by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Imaging in the crypt: Tales from Old London Town
October 11, 2017 -- A global team of researchers has used imaging to help unlock the medical secrets of 18th and 19th century skeletons from a London crypt, shedding light on many conditions other than those detected by osteological analysis alone.  Discuss
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