Germans link CT cancer risk to social deprivation
May 25, 2016 -- A new pediatric study from Germany suggests that poorer children get more scans from radiation-bearing modalities like CT. Clinicians and radiologists need to be aware that children from deprived backgrounds may be more likely to undergo CT than their more privileged peers.
Ultralow contrast achievable in high-pitch CCTA
May 20, 2016 -- How low can a contrast dose go? Researchers have found excellent coronary CT angiography (CCTA) results with ultralow contrast and radiation doses when they tested several protocols with high-pitch dual-source CT scanning.
Swiss presenters come out top in ECR survey
May 18, 2016 -- Swiss, Dutch, French, and German speakers who present at ECR have the highest conversion rate into publications, while the profiles of researchers from Japan, Korea, China, and India are rising fast, according to a new study.
U.K. releases new guidelines on PET/CT
May 11, 2016 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and Royal College of Physicians have issued revised recommendations on the best use of PET/CT. The 34-page document can be downloaded free of charge from the RCR's website, and it includes a comprehensive bibliography.
The age of renaissance radiology
May 11, 2016 -- In this era of credentialing and accreditation, you aren't cutting it unless you have an armful of subspecialist badges. But is this really a good thing? Dr. Paul McCoubrie investigates in his latest column.
Berlin trauma team makes progress in whole-body CT
May 10, 2016 -- Researchers in Berlin are evaluating a whole-body CT protocol that uses software optimization to achieve a dose reduction of 50%. Preliminary findings were presented at last week's German Radiology Congress, and full results are expected in 2017.
RoeKo 2016 focuses attention on breast CT for screening
May 6, 2016 -- The University Medical Center in Göttingen is the only European facility using CT in breast cancer diagnostics. New information is being presented on the technique at the national German Radiology Congress (RöKo 2016), which opened on 4 May in Leipzig.
RoeKo 2016's big question: Where's radiology heading?
May 4, 2016 -- A plenary session about the future direction of radiology was a highlight on the opening day of the national German radiology congress (RöKo 2016), which began today in Leipzig. Dr. Maximilian Reiser from Munch led this bold exercise in crystal-ball gazing.
Visceral fat tied to coronary disease
May 4, 2016 -- When it comes to the risk of coronary artery disease, not all fat is created equal, say Hungarian researchers. They found that at least one type of visceral fat correlates with the presence of coronary artery disease.
Rewriting history: CT diagnoses ancient cold case
April 27, 2016 -- Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass and Cairo University radiologist Dr. Sahar Saleem have written a new book called Scanning the Pharaohs: CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies. We look at the key findings and the new revelations about an ancient culture.