Proton therapy: Randomized trials or model-based selection?
July 3, 2015 -- Are randomized controlled trials really needed for the rollout of proton therapy? This is a subject of much contention, and it was debated by two leading experts at the 3rd European Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology Forum in Barcelona, Spain.
Ultrasound helps fine-tune management of arthritis
July 2, 2015 -- Ultrasound can be used to identify subclinical disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis patients in remission, enabling them to benefit from more-intensive treatment, according to research presented recently at the European League Against Rheumatism annual congress in Rome.
UKRC: Is outsourcing a silent killer or a savior?
July 1, 2015 -- LIVERPOOL - Emotions ran high and opinions were polarized during the second day of the U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC), when a lively and heated discussion about the pros and cons of outsourcing took place.
Use of social media tops 75%, finds new survey
July 1, 2015 -- More than 75% of radiologists now use social media sites for both professional and personal purposes, but the need to avoid pitfalls and to decide whether to adopt multiple online identities remain important issues, according to research presented at this week's U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC) in Liverpool.
Restoration of Roentgen's birthplace gathers pace
June 30, 2015 -- The birthplace of Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen is a really special place, and everybody should care deeply about the German Radiological Society's plans for the building, Dr. Adrian Thomas writes in his latest history column.
U.K. needs more CT replacement plans, dose education
June 29, 2015 -- Urgent action is required because a significant number of the 183 radiology departments in the U.K. National Health Service do not have a future CT replacement plan in place, and there is a distinct lack of training about dose optimization, according to a major survey.
Group creates 3D printed heart with CT, echo data
June 29, 2015 -- Researchers from the U.S. have created a 3D model of a human heart using data from two cardiac imaging techniques: CT and echocardiography. The study was presented at last week's Catheter Interventions in Congenital, Structural, and Valvular Heart Disease meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.
Second strike vote means more unrest in Vienna
June 26, 2015 -- VIENNA - For the second time in a month, public-sector radiologists and other physicians in Vienna have voted overwhelmingly to strike, adding extra fuel to a protracted conflict with hospital managers and the city government over pay and working hours.
Florbetaben-PET finds more beta-amyloid plaques
June 25, 2015 -- New research indicates that PET imaging with the radiotracer florbetaben can detect a form of beta-amyloid plaque that develops early in the brain. The findings could possibly lead to the earlier detection of Alzheimer's disease, as well as new clinical indications for florbetaben.
Norway unveils new data on breast cancer screening
June 24, 2015 -- Norway's breast cancer screening initiative has reduced mortality by 20% to 30% for women ages 50 to 69, followed to age 79, when compared with no screening, indicated figures released by the Research Council of Norway.