Ditch x-ray to diagnose COPD, study finds
May 26, 2017 -- In the quest to diagnose mild-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), radiologists often use chest radiographs, but Dutch researchers of a new study advise that they shouldn't do so because it results in substantial overdiagnosis.
Why all the fuss about artificial intelligence?
May 10, 2017 -- There's been a lot of talk recently about artificial intelligence in radiology. The question on everybody's mind is: "Will artificial intelligence replace radiologists?" Imaging informatics columnist Dr. Neelam Dugar is convinced it will add value by making radiologists smarter and better diagnosticians.
Study: Reject pelvic x-rays if axial rotation exceeds 10°
May 5, 2017 -- Researchers from Lebanon have found they can estimate the pelvic axial rotation of children and adults during x-ray acquisition, and any x-rays in which the axial rotation exceeds 10° should be discarded.
Radiology mourns Dr. Helen Carty, 1944-2017
April 28, 2017 -- Tributes are being paid to Dr. Helen Carty, the leading pediatric radiologist from Liverpool, U.K., who died peacefully at home on 23 April at the age of 72. She was a world expert in imaging of child abuse, the president of ECR 2004, and a gold medalist at ECR 2009.
Radiology in Peru: From infectious diseases to mummies
April 21, 2017 -- Imaging of tuberculosis and ancient mummies are two key areas of expertise among Peruvian radiologists, a special focus session revealed at ECR 2017. In a question-and-answer interview, Dr. Jorge Luis Guerrero Gil from Lima, Peru, outlines the main issues facing radiologists in his country.
Miniature x-ray detector shows clinical promise
April 20, 2017 -- Scientists in France have developed a tiny x-ray detector at the tip of an optical fiber. By combining a nano-optical antenna with indirect detection methods, they have created a device that is only a few tens of microns in diameter, and it may have clinical applications.
Attention focuses on added value of clinical audits
April 11, 2017 -- Compulsory clinical audits are on the horizon. Skeptics fear they are time-consuming and costly, interrupting daily practice and resulting in stressful and hurried activity followed by a gradual slackening in standards once the audit is over. But a Belgian group thinks otherwise.
Radiology Across Borders aims to go global
March 21, 2017 -- The Australian-based charity Radiology Across Borders is taking sustainable imaging expertise to doctors and patients in the Asia-Pacific region. It plans to grow into a global group over the next five years, and co-founder Dr. Suresh de Silva urges Europeans to get involved.
Where next for digital x-ray?
March 16, 2017 -- Digital flat-panel detector radiography is dominant in Europe, but with a vast array of apparently similar systems on offer, it's hard to predict where the market is heading. Analyst Stephen Holloway identifies the key themes in digital x-ray.
Monitoring software enables pediatric dose reduction
March 15, 2017 -- The combination of dose monitoring software and continuing education for radiographers/technologists can produce quantifiable reductions in radiation dose delivered to pediatric patients from conventional radiography studies, according to research presented at ECR 2017 in Vienna.