Is postmortem imaging acceptable to Muslims? June 27, 2017 -- Muslims living in both Europe and the Middle East prefer postmortem imaging over conventional autopsy, believing it preserves the dignity of the corpse, but they prefer autopsy in cases of homicide or suicide, new research has found.
Yves Menu gets set to ride high at European Radiology June 26, 2017 -- The European Society of Radiology today unveiled Dr. Yves Menu as the new editor in chief of its journal European Radiology. He will take over from Dr. Maximilian Reiser later this year and serve a three-year term.
Hybrid multiplexing simplifies SiPM-based PET June 26, 2017 -- A hybrid multiplexing technique can help to facilitate an improved PET scanner based on silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs), according to researchers. Now they plan to begin work to incorporate the technique into an investigative, clinical-scale PET machine.
Elastography can help evaluate carotid plaque June 23, 2017 -- A shear-wave ultrasound elastography method can be used to evaluate the stability of carotid plaques, helping to identify those that are most vulnerable to rupturing and causing a stroke, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
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.