Mountain bike injuries: Which modality is best?
February 5, 2016 -- New international research on musculoskeletal trauma of the neck, torso, and extremities resulting from mountain biking has identified the best imaging modality to use in various clinical situations.
Revealed: Why the duchess was so ugly
February 3, 2016 -- Radiologists from Malta have shed new light on "The Ugly Duchess," a famous early 16th century painting by the Flemish artist Quinten Massys. The unfortunate woman suffered from a rare form of Paget's disease, or osteitis deformans.
CT practice proves vital in mass casualty incidents
January 27, 2016 -- Locating a CT scanner as close as possible to the emergency room and implementing an effective triage system can make a huge difference in mass casualty and polytrauma incidents, according to researchers in Munich who conducted a simulated exercise involving 70 patients.
Mobile stroke units, spectral CT take spots on ECRI watch list
January 22, 2016 -- New up-and-coming healthcare offerings that make use of CT -- mobile stroke units and spectral CT -- occupied two spots on a list of new healthcare trends to watch in 2016, published by healthcare consultancy ECRI Institute.
U.K. litigation figures come under close scrutiny
January 20, 2016 -- A total of 791 litigation claims involving radiology in the U.K. National Health Service and covering a 20-year period have come under the microscope. Chest x-rays, CT, and mammography accounted for two-thirds of these claims.
UAE offers open, cosmopolitan environment
January 19, 2016 -- Working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be a very positive and rewarding experience, according to the international chest imaging expert Dr. Jung-Gi Im, PhD. He's been based in the region for more than a year and became an honorary member of the RSNA last month.
Fish bones stuck in throat pose huge challenge
January 18, 2016 -- The ingestion of fish bones and other foreign bodies and their impaction in the upper aerodigestive tract is a common emergency, and radiologists must keep aware of the range of pitfalls in interpretation that can affect patient management, according to prize-winning research from Spain.
Automated technique compares lung screening priors
January 7, 2016 -- A new technique uses digital subtraction imaging to detect temporal changes in lung cancer screening scans between baseline and follow-up. The method could make screening follow-up easier by quickly identifying new or growing nodules.
CTC excels in matchup with FIT, colonoscopy
January 6, 2016 -- In the first randomized trial to pit CT colonography (CTC) against the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) and conventional optical colonoscopy, FIT yielded a higher participation rate than CTC but found fewer cancers and advanced lesions, according to results published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
CT breaks new ground in assessing heart valves
January 5, 2016 -- Third-generation dual-source CT scanners can now provide fast, comprehensive, and complementary information in the evaluation of mechanical heart valves, award-winning Dutch researchers reported at last month's RSNA meeting in Chicago.