Mobile devices, tablets come of age for remote image reading
March 6, 2014 -- VIENNA - Tablets and mobile devices are evolving rapidly, providing alternatives to traditional workstations. Today's Refresher Course at ECR 2014 offers radiologists a comprehensive review of how these devices can be used to access medical images and patient records, and helps familiarize them with different technical settings and new mobile applications available.
ContextVision reports Q4 2013 results
February 21, 2014 -- Grants for research development and new mammography contracts propelled image enhancement developer ContextVision to sales growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 (end-31 December).
CT postprocessing software plays key role in gunshot injuries
January 21, 2014 -- For the analysis of gunshot injuries using CT, 2D multiplanar reformatting and 3D volume-rendering postprocessing software can provide valuable additional information to axial imaging, particularly in the examination of vessels and bone lesions, Italian researchers have reported.
Hermes unveils new SPECT software
January 21, 2014 -- Swedish nuclear medicine software developer Hermes Medical Solutions has introduced new SPECT reconstruction software.
iPhone facilitates second opinions for on-call radiologists
January 20, 2014 -- On-call radiology residents can reliably use a smartphone to get after-hours advice from more experienced or specialized radiologists on challenging CT cases for the diagnosis of appendicitis, Korean researchers recently reported.
Patient access to imaging results brings awkward challenges
January 13, 2014 -- Providing patients with Web-based access to their radiology reports offers benefits, but also raises some difficult issues. For example, an Israeli hospital recently found a discouraging number of patients did not return to their referring physician, despite having online access to their abnormal findings.
CAD provides boost for digital breast tomosynthesis
January 13, 2014 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis has been praised as a powerful tool in the breast imaging armamentarium, but these 3D studies can also be time-consuming and complicated for radiologists to interpret. Computer-aided detection (CAD) technology may be of assistance, Italian researchers have found.
Quantitative 3D image analysis enables DCIS staging
January 2, 2014 -- Quantitative 3D breast image analysis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI can potentially shed light on the prognosis of these often mysterious lesions, according to research presented at RSNA 2013.
Digisonics, Medis form partnership
December 23, 2013 -- Digisonics and Medis Medical Imaging Systems are partnering to provide a single system for image analysis and structured reporting of pediatric and adult cardiovascular MR studies.
Facial transplants: Low-dose methods prove vital to success
December 6, 2013 -- CHICAGO - The complexity and extent of follow-up imaging often required in cases of facial transplantation means the application of all available low-dose imaging techniques must be pursued, according to top award-winning research presented at RSNA 2013.
Germany's rising stars step into limelight at RSNA
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - More than 30 of Germany's brightest researchers have grabbed the opportunity to display their talents to a global audience at RSNA 2013 in a lavish government-funded initiative.