Brain stones: Between a rock and a hard place?
October 9, 2013 -- Brain stones -- large solid intracranial calcifications -- are more common than previously thought, and while MRI sequences can be useful adjuncts, CT is now the mainstay in identifying and characterizing these intriguing items, Belgian researchers have asserted.
Mobile health apps mostly a success story in Europe
October 7, 2013 -- The European mHealth market is booming, with more than 97,000 health apps already on the market, and many more to come, speakers reported at this week's European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) in Bad Hofgastein, Austria.
Bone suppression tool can cut missed pulmonary nodules
October 3, 2013 -- Bone suppression computer-aided detection software can provide a significant boost for diagnosis of pulmonary nodules, especially those of moderate and subtle conspicuity, Dutch researchers have reported.
iPads for radiology trainees? Yes. Yes. Yes.
September 30, 2013 -- Should you equip your radiology trainees with iPads? The answer is an unequivocal yes, according to a group from Boston, who found there were multiple benefits to using iPads and other mobile devices. However, training programs should have a long-term vision for mobile-based education, they wrote in the October American Journal of Roentgenology.
Software helps assess dynamic CT myocardial perfusion
September 23, 2013 -- Three-dimensional semiautomated software can provide similar measurements and diagnostic accuracy to manual methods for evaluating dynamic myocardial perfusion CT data, a multinational team reported in European Radiology. It's also much faster.
Sapheneia names CEO
September 19, 2013 -- Advanced visualization firm Sapheneia has named co-owner and board member Paul Stashick as CEO.
Philips completes cardiac installation in Russia
September 10, 2013 -- Royal Philips, parent company of Philips Healthcare, and the Russian Cardiology Research and Production Complex have partnered on a state-of-the-art hybrid operating room in Russia.
Cash from Asia gives fresh impetus to virtual autopsies
September 6, 2013 -- Forensic imaging in Europe has received a welcome boost from the Malaysian company iGene. The firm is pushing ahead with ambitious plans for several new U.K. digital autopsy facilities that will use a 64-slice CT scanner and visualization chamber, 3D imaging software, and automated workflow systems.
Siemens launches syngo training facility in U.K.
September 6, 2013 -- Siemens Healthcare has launched a new dedicated training facility in the U.K. to train healthcare personnel in the use of its syngo 3D visualization and image review software.