ESTI: New 3D tool displays promise for rib evaluations
July 14, 2014 -- An automated curved planar reformatting software tool that presents the ribs in an "unfolded" view is starting to prove its clinical value, according to a presentation at the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI) annual meeting, held last month in Amsterdam.
Rotterdam group helps gauge coronary disease severity
July 14, 2014 -- At the same time that a validated fractional flow reserve CT angiography application seems to be nearing U.S. Food and Drug administration approval, a new contender for gauging the severity of coronary disease at CT is pushing its way into the ring. Furthermore, it promises to be a simpler solution, according to a team of Dutch researchers.
Web-based liver imaging atlas scoops top award at ESGAR
June 25, 2014 -- An e-learning tool run by radiologists in Switzerland and the U.S. received the only Magna Cum Laude at last week's European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) congress. The Liver Imaging Atlas now has 22,000 users, and 26% of user traffic comes from Europe.
Bidirectional scans can boost resolution of 3D images
June 13, 2014 -- The value of optoacoustic or photoacoustic imaging in preclinical research has been established, and German researchers are now working toward clinical translation of the technique. A new study shows a bidirectional scanning approach improves the elevational resolution of 3D images.
CAD boosts polyp detection on CTC for intermediate readers too
June 2, 2014 -- In one of the first studies to look at moderately experienced readers rather than experts or novices, computer-aided detection (CAD) significantly improved polyp detection sensitivity at CT colonography (CTC), according to a new study in European Radiology.
CADx helps characterize focal prostate lesions
June 2, 2014 -- Thanks mostly to its ability to improve specificity, computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) software can bolster characterization of focal prostate lesions on multiparametric MRI scans, French researchers reported in the June issue of Radiology.
FDG-PET/MRI fusion differentiates breast masses
June 2, 2014 -- While breast MRI is highly sensitive for breast cancer, its specificity can be a little lackluster. Fusing FDG-PET and breast MRI can help, however, Brazilian researchers reported in an article published online on 27 May in the European Journal of Radiology.
3D reconstruction of Richard III's spine confirms scoliosis
May 30, 2014 -- In the latest revelation relating to the discovery of the skeleton of King Richard III of England, a 3D printed reconstruction of his spine based on CT data confirms he suffered from the spinal condition scoliosis, although he wasn't quite the "hunchback" as portrayed by writers.
Fraunhofer plans open house event
May 27, 2014 -- The Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Imaging Computing MEVIS in Bremen, Germany, will be hosting an open house on 4 June for interested visitors.