Famous Dutch researcher makes switch to U.K.
March 20, 2015 -- This month the well-known researcher and medical physicist, Marcel van Herk, PhD, is moving from the Netherlands Cancer Institute to the Christie Hospital in the U.K. He reflects on the relocation, as well as the host of changes he has witnessed in the world of imaging.
Top 5 trends from ECR 2015 in Vienna
March 18, 2015 -- As the dust begins to settle on ECR 2015, now is a great time to reflect on the meeting and identify its major trends. Central themes at the congress included the unification of European radiology, teleradiology and outsourcing, radiation dose monitoring, digital breast tomosynthesis, and hybrid imaging.
Study: CCTA sharpens diagnosis, targets intervention
March 17, 2015 -- More accurate diagnosis using coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in chest-pain patients will reduce the risk of heart attack and change treatment, according to a new study from Scotland that shows patients with suspected angina benefited from clearer results after undergoing CCTA.
Can we go any lower on CT dose? Oui, c'est possible
February 26, 2015 -- Award-winning French researchers have produced a practical guide on how to optimize the radiation dose delivered in chest CT, focusing on reduced dose, low dose, and ultralow dose.
Results of Dutch-Belgian screening trial can be widely applied
February 23, 2015 -- Individuals scanned with CT in the Nederlands-Leuvens Longkanker Screenings Onderzoek (NELSON) lung cancer screening trial had a similar risk of cancer as people who did not participate in the study, meaning the research can be generalized to a wider population.
U.K. issues new advice on intravascular contrast
February 20, 2015 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published recommendations for the safe use of intravascular contrast agents. The 22-page document can be downloaded for free and includes practical information about use of contrast in at-risk patients and the treatment of reactions.
Adrian Dixon: Team spirit's the key to success
February 17, 2015 -- LONDON - Building and maintaining team spirit must be an urgent priority for the global imaging community, said Dr. Adrian Dixon in a special lecture to mark the 40th anniversary of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists.
Use CTA for aortic emergencies, Austrians say
February 13, 2015 -- For detecting aortic emergencies, CT angiography (CTA) is the modality of choice and enables clinical teams to decide whether elective, urgent, or emergent treatment is necessary, while endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) and surgical repair are the recommended therapies, according to Austrian researchers.
Interview with ECR 2015 President Dr. Bernd Hamm
February 10, 2015 -- As the boss of one of Europe's largest radiology departments, Dr. Bernd Hamm is used to coping with immense pressure and a heavy workload. He looks ahead to ECR 2015, which begins on 4 March, and speaks about his own department and clinical interests.
U.K. steps up its bid to entice overseas radiologists
February 4, 2015 -- A shortfall of radiologists in the U.K. is putting a strain on departments across the country, and bolstering services with a fresh injection of imaging specialists has never been more important, according to local experts.