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Screening breast MRI: Not just for high-risk women
February 21, 2017 -- Screening breast MRI boosts early diagnosis of cancer in all women, not just those at high risk, according to a new study from Germany published online February 21 in Radiology. So why isn't the modality being used more frequently?
CT techniques for stroke demystified
February 21, 2017 -- What imaging modality should a physician use to treat a patient after a stroke? The answer is complicated, but a team from Singapore and Europe sought to shed light on this conundrum in a study published on 14 February in the European Journal of Radiology.
Brexit storm cloud holds uncertain lining for U.K. radiology
February 20, 2017 -- In a new article about the implications of leaving the European Union for U.K.-based radiologists and their patients, senior radiologists reveal how the financial, organizational, ethical, and socio-political changes associated with Brexit will affect medical imaging.
PET/CT well-suited to follow up organ transplants
February 17, 2017 -- With high sensitivity and negative predictive value, FDG-PET/CT is very accurate in diagnosing suspected malignancies or infection in patients after a solid-organ transplant, according to a study in the March issue of the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
CT lung screening cost-effective with stringent criteria
February 16, 2017 -- Restricting eligibility for CT lung cancer screening to the heaviest smokers would make the exam more cost-effective on a population basis, according to a study published February 7 in PLOS Medicine.
10 things to know about the ECR 2017 president
February 15, 2017 -- Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD, is the first radiologist to preside over the European Society of Radiology and ECR at the same time. What do we know about the man behind the presidential mask? What makes him tick? What are his views on the future of radiology?
New kid in town shakes up MR contrast use
February 15, 2017 -- The "gadolinium story" is the talk of the town, but a completely different group of contrast agents for MRI is just around the corner and well worth a close look, writes the Maverinck in his latest column.
New CT algorithm reduces noise, dose
February 14, 2017 -- A reconstruction algorithm for CT fluoroscopy demonstrated a "significant" reduction in noise and effective dose compared with filtered back projection in a study by German researchers and published online by European Radiology. The algorithm also boosted readers' confidence.
Molecular radiotherapy: A personalized approach
February 13, 2017 -- Molecular radiotherapy uses radiopharmaceuticals to deliver radiation directly to malignant cells and minimize damage to healthy tissue. It can treat a variety of cancers, but accurate dosimetry is required to enable personalized treatment.
Official launch of ArabSafe goes ahead
February 10, 2017 -- DUBAI - The first ArabSafe committee meeting was held during Arab Health 2017. Modeled on the EuroSafe Imaging campaign, the new initiative aims to establish a radiation safety culture among Arabic-speaking countries and to ensure the appropriate use of radiation.
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