U.K. releases new advice on CT colonography September 23, 2014 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology have issued recommendations on the use of CT colonography. The 23-page document can be downloaded for free from the RCR's website and includes details about how to plan and deliver a service.
Hricak: Imaging, radiation oncology increasingly work as one September 19, 2014 -- Imaging is central to the unprecedented wave of medical specialties converging on cancer care. But it will take more than what today's radiologists are trained for to better understand cancer's mysteries, according to global cancer imaging pioneer Dr. Hedvig Hricak, PhD.
CAD with single reader works for breast screening, Spanish say September 2, 2014 -- An institution in Spain has adopted single reading with computer-aided detection (CAD) software to screen for breast cancer in light of recent study results indicating that it works just as well as double reading with arbitration. The only caveat is the readers must be experienced radiologists.
Acusphere pulls European bid for Imagify contrast August 28, 2014 -- Ultrasound contrast developer Acusphere has voluntarily withdrawn a regulatory application in Europe for its Imagify ultrasound contrast agent for the detection of coronary artery disease.
TomTec presents new TomTec-Arena version August 26, 2014 -- Imaging software developer TomTec Imaging Systems is highlighting version 1.2 of its TomTec-Arena clinical applications suite at the upcoming annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in Barcelona.
Autosegmentation of head and neck CT aids treatment planning August 25, 2014 -- Dutch researchers looked into automated segmentation of head and neck CT for treatment planning, and found it fast and accurate enough for daily clinical use -- dozens of times faster, in fact, than the manual technique it aims to replace.