Surgeon input will boost CT lung cancer screening
February 24, 2017 -- CT lung cancer screening is at the fore with 10 new recommendations from the European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS). A recent paper written by an international team outlines the ESTS's plans for improving lung cancer CT screening by involving surgeons at all levels of screening strategy.
Spanish group seeks to integrate CAD, PACS
February 23, 2017 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software and PACS software may not always be integrated in the most user-friendly fashion. A Spanish research group hopes to change that with a new software platform that will make it easier for all hospitals in the region of Galicia to expand their use of CAD.
Alzheimer's CAD uses deep networks to boost accuracy
February 23, 2017 -- Spanish researchers have built a technique for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease based on the use of a deep-learning algorithm. The method replaces visual inspection of MRI and PET data with comprehensive image analysis of affected brain tissues that exploits their 3D nature.
Parizel outlines what's new at ECR 2017
February 22, 2017 -- The long wait is nearly over: ECR 2017 gets underway on 1 March, and the excitement levels and feeling of anticipation are building, according to Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD. In the second part of our interview with him, we offer a sneak preview into what you can expect to find in Vienna.
Philips launches new Azurion interventional platform
February 22, 2017 -- In what the company is calling its most significant new product launch in years, Philips Healthcare on Wednesday debuted Azurion, a new platform for image-guided therapy. The platform includes hardware and software improvements designed to enable clinicians to more efficiently perform complex interventional procedures.
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 this week 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.