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Even on a tight budget, CT enteroclysis can prove effective
May 17, 2013 -- A modified CT enteroclysis technique, performed with widely available and affordable infusion equipment and enteral contrast, can obtain diagnostic-quality images of small-bowel distention, South African researchers have reported in the European Journal of Radiology.
Mathias Langer looks ahead to DRK 2013 in Hamburg
May 15, 2013 -- Dr. Mathias Langer will be presiding over the German Radiological Society's annual meeting, the DRK, in Hamburg at the end of this month. In this interview, he sets out details of what visitors to the congress can expect, and explains the many special features awaiting delegates.
Finland acts to protect children from excess radiation dose
May 14, 2013 -- Image Gently, the international campaign to protect children from unnecessary radiation dose exposure, is practiced avidly in Finland. A network of PACS throughout the country helps make this possible, according to a recent article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
ESTRO: Proton CT has potential to improve patient care
May 7, 2013 -- Evidence is growing that proton CT can enable more accurate treatment planning and range verification for proton therapy. Its emergence as a way to improve the precision of proton therapy was discussed at a recent forum of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) held in Geneva.
Large European dose survey shows low medical exposure
April 29, 2013 -- A pan-European dose estimation project has found that doses administered to patients in medical imaging examinations vary widely by country, but are lower than comparable levels reported for the U.S. and Australia.
Clinical lead elaborates on factors behind Olympic glory
April 24, 2013 -- Training, training, training: That's what lay behind the success of trauma care at the 2012 Olympics, the clinical lead for emergency services for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games told a packed audience at last week's International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2013.
Reader experience tied to CCTA accuracy
April 23, 2013 -- Training and experience wield a huge effect on reader accuracy in coronary CT angiography (CCTA) interpretation, and current minimum standards may not be sufficient, concluded a new study published online in the European Journal of Radiology.
Out of sight: CT know-how proves vital in orbital trauma
April 23, 2013 -- Full awareness of the CT features of orbital trauma, and the potential complications of damage to the eye, makes it possible to diagnose sight-threatening problems before permanent visual loss occurs, according to new research from a leading U.K. hospital group.
Virtopsy: Back to the future?
April 17, 2013 -- Virtual autopsies are attracting great attention, but the concept is not new -- it's been around for decades. History columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas traces the origins of the virtopsy, and explains why they're relevant today.
Free intra-abdominal gas requires careful investigation
April 15, 2013 -- It's vital to understand how the anatomy affects the distribution of free gas within the peritoneal and extraperitoneal regions and use this to determine the most likely site of perforation, award-winning researchers from Malta and the U.K. have found.
Automated CT dose maps tailor radiation dose to patients
April 15, 2013 -- A new technique aimed at mapping CT radiation dose individually for each patient is showing just how far from reality the current standard for calculating dose can be, especially in obese patients, researchers concluded at the 2013 European Congress of Radiology.
CT can sub for MRI in patients with ventricular tachycardia
April 11, 2013 -- Late-enhancement CT can replace MRI for preprocedural evaluation of myocardial scar in patients with ventricular tachycardia (VT), according to a study from Italy. That's good news because CT actually needs to replace MRI for preprocedural planning in many VT patients who have contraindications to MRI.