CTC CAD boosts readers' attention -- but to what effect?
May 25, 2015 -- The use of computer-aided detection (CAD) significantly alters the search and identification of polyps among readers of CT colonography (CTC) data, according to a new study in the June issue of European Radiology. In particular, CAD drew radiologists' attention to polyps more quickly, but it also prompted them to spend more time interpreting scans.
Dr. Adrian Dixon, breast experts & joggers excel at DRK
May 20, 2015 -- HAMBURG - "Sherlock Homes is nothing compared to a radiologist," Dr. Adrian Dixon pointed out in an interview with the congress newspaper at last week's German Radiology Congress (DRK) in Hamburg. Dixon received honorary membership of the German Radiological Society at the meeting.
The amazing life of Dr. Edwin Hurry Fenwick
May 14, 2015 -- British urologist Dr. Edwin Hurry Fenwick was a very early adopter of cystoscopic and x-ray technologies. Our history columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas traces his involvement in radiology and considers his numerous achievements and contributions.
DRK: Support grows for cloud-based dose monitoring
May 13, 2015 -- Cloud-based solutions allow for effective analysis and comparison of radiation dose in CT exams across multiple sites, and represent a major step forward in ensuring patient safety, according to research presented at the German Congress of Radiology (DRK), which began today in Hamburg.
256-detector-row CCTA cuts dose, artifacts in fast hearts
May 12, 2015 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with a 256-detector-row CT scanner delivered better image quality, fewer artifacts, and a drastically reduced radiation dose compared with a 64-detector-row CT scanner, according to new research from France.
Europe unveils blueprint for lung cancer screening
May 6, 2015 -- In a new joint white paper, the European Society of Radiology and the European Respiratory Society have added their support to lung cancer screening in comprehensive, quality-assured programs within a clinical trial or in routine clinical practice at certified multidisciplinary facilities.
Mobile App Spotlight: CT Anatomy
May 5, 2015 -- Mobile apps in radiology are developing fast. We're taking a look at CT Anatomy, an iOS app that offers a cross-sectional guide of normal anatomy as seen on CT. It includes more than 350 axial CT views, as well as more than 700 anatomical structures and descriptions.
Treatment images highlight dose changes
May 1, 2015 -- Researchers from Munich have worked out how to reveal the dosimetric impact of changes on intensity-modulated x-ray and proton therapy, and are promoting awareness of dosimetric consequences in staff involved in treatment plan creation or irradiation.
CT reveals cardioembolic stroke that echo misses
May 1, 2015 -- Echocardiography may be the de facto gold standard for cardiac evaluation of patients suspected of having cardioembolic stroke, but it isn't necessarily the best modality. A new study from Saudi Arabia used CT to discover several thrombi that echo had missed, along with other conditions.
Safety-net hospital lifts the lid on child abuse
April 29, 2015 -- Fresh data about suspected cases of abuse show that about a quarter of children evaluated at an inner city hospital by means of a skeletal survey with radiography were found to be the victims of abuse. Furthermore, of the abused children, around 39% had skeletal trauma and 61% did not.