Multifunctional microbubble agents display clinical promise
November 21, 2014 -- Multifunctional microbubble agents are showing great potential for medical applications, particularly superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, which are used as MRI contrast agents but can be combined with encapsulated microbubbles and provide ultrasound contrast.
Carestream promises to shake up ultrasound market
November 20, 2014 -- Carestream Health has roots in the x-ray film business, but the company sees ultrasound in its corporate future. The firm is entering the sonography market in a big way with Carestream Touch, a superpremium ultrasound system with a novel design that replaces the traditional scanner keyboard with a programmable touchscreen control panel.
Myths and misinformation hold back breast screening
November 19, 2014 -- Increased public awareness, better education for healthcare providers, and clear guidelines are essential if breast cancer screening is going to expand in the Middle East, according to a leading radiologist in Saudi Arabia.
RTF: Job prospects rest on specialization, mobility
November 19, 2014 -- Trainee and newly qualified radiologists have nothing to fear for the future if they subspecialize, invest in themselves, and are willing to travel more to find work. That's the view of Dr. Viola Koen, chair of the Radiology Trainees Forum (RTF).
Tread carefully on lung cancer screening, U.K. experts urge
November 18, 2014 -- For effective implementation of lung cancer screening, start with a program targeting those most at risk and employ pathways minimizing risk of harm, including those due to overdiagnosis, and then expand as unanswered issues are clarified, U.K. specialists have advocated.
Meeting the challenge of imaging the head and neck
November 17, 2014 -- Today's head and neck radiologists play a key role guiding examinations and reporting them. Dr. Florian Dammann, chair of the German Radiological Society's Head and Neck Diagnostics Working Group, explains more about the subspecialty in this interview.
Constant change characterizes RSNA's first 100 years
November 14, 2014 -- This month sees the 100th RSNA meeting, but the pace of change has been particularly rapid during the past three decades. Today's industrial landscape is entirely different, radiology has gone digital and global, and the leading modalities have developed and matured.
RCR: Long waiting times highlight chronic shortage of radiologists
November 13, 2014 -- Many patients are waiting more than 30 days to receive the results of x-ray, CT, and MRI scans due to a chronic shortage of radiologists in the U.K., according to new research from the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Belgian-led team develops model for ovarian tumors
November 13, 2014 -- Researchers from Belgium have crafted a model that discriminates between benign and malignant ovarian tumors, and it also distinguishes between the four types of ovarian malignancy. The model has implications for triage and management decisions, they said.
CT corrects the record on arthritis in ancient Egypt
November 13, 2014 -- Using CT, Egyptian researchers found that ancient Egyptian royal families appear to have suffered from a degenerative spinal disease rather than an inflammatory type of arthritis, as previously assumed. Study results were published online in Arthritis and Rheumatology.