Has the worm turned? Nano-CT can find out
December 13, 2017 -- A multidisciplinary team from the Technical University of Munich has successfully tested a nano-CT device on a velvet worm and created 3D x-ray images at resolutions of up to 100 nanometers. The scanner promises much for virtual histological applications.  Discuss
Lancet: Europe must get set for lung cancer screening
December 11, 2017 -- Experts from around Europe are urging the European Union (EU) to implement lung cancer screening using low-dose CT within the next 18 months. The EU position statement, published in the December issue of Lancet Oncology, recommends a risk stratification approach, among other guidelines.  Discuss
Radiologists aid mass disaster recovery with mobile CT
December 7, 2017 -- Not knowing the identity or whereabouts of people who were part of a mass disaster is frustrating for physicians and devastating for loved ones. Mobile CT scanners can help ameliorate this issue, according to a study presented at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
Why EMA's relocation is good news for radiology
December 1, 2017 -- The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is relocating from London to Amsterdam, but does this really matter? Yes it does, Dr. Hildo Lamb wrote in a guest column. He's convinced the move will lead to a host of new opportunities for the medical imaging community.  Discuss
Deep learning can quantify CAC on low-dose CT
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - A deep-learning algorithm can automatically calculate coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores from lung cancer screening CT exams and facilitate risk stratification in these patients, according to research presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
Turin team illuminates CT use in cardiac surgery
November 21, 2017 -- The latest generation of CT scanners can provide excellent images of the coronary arteries, aortic annulus, and aortoiliac anatomy at a low contrast volume and a low radiation dose, even in patients with an irregular heartbeat or a high heart rate, according to new research from Turin, Italy.  Discuss
Nodule count on CT not linked to lung cancer risk
November 15, 2017 -- Does a higher number of lung nodules detected on baseline CT screens indicate an increased risk of cancer? Researchers with the Dutch-Belgian Randomized Lung Cancer Screening trial refute this notion in a study published in the November issue of Lung Cancer.  Discuss
How accurate is CT radiation dose info on the internet?
November 9, 2017 -- The internet often harbors inaccurate information regarding CT radiation dose, with online media outlets aimed at the lay public leading the way, according to a new Irish study.  Discuss
Ultralow-dose CT probes presurgical stroke risk
November 8, 2017 -- The danger of stroke as a cardiac postsurgery complication has flagged the need for greater understanding of patients' calcified atherosclerotic burden prior to surgery. But just how much dose is needed for CT results to be accurate, and how can radiologists optimize visualization?  Discuss
BIR: New peak in litigation claims looms large
November 6, 2017 -- LONDON - Litigation claims involving radiology are on the rise, and it's vital to be prepared for the increasingly legalistic climate that lies ahead, an expert told delegates on 3 November at the annual congress of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR).  Discuss