U.K. issues new advice on coronary CT angiography December 16, 2014 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has published recommendations for the safe use of coronary CT angiography to investigate patients with chest pain. The 26-page document can be downloaded for free from the RCR's website and includes practical information.
Researchers compare x-ray phase-contrast methods December 12, 2014 -- Exploiting the refraction of x-rays in tissue, x-ray phase-contrast imaging (XPCi) has the potential to significantly improve upon the image contrast provided by conventional absorption-based x-ray imaging and reduce doses.
Trauma CT experts unveil fresh data on accident fatalities December 3, 2014 -- In all trauma cases, there is a higher incidence of upper cervical fractures compared with lower ones, and pedestrians involved in fatal accidents are far more likely than cyclists to suffer a cervical fracture, Swiss researchers reported at RSNA 2014.
Dutch group strives to simplify PET/CT November 28, 2014 -- Researchers in the Netherlands have created an easy-to-use image processing tool that provides clinicians with a fast and accurate way to derive organ absorbed dose and effective dose estimates in PET/CT. They aim to avoid the need for manual volumes-of-interest delineation.
Radiation awareness: Where do we stand? November 26, 2014 -- Knowledge of radiation dose and risk is poor among all radiology staff, but particularly among radiographers/technologists, and significant underestimation of dose and cancer risk is widespread, according to a new study.
Tumor-analysis tool can help predict survival November 26, 2014 -- Texture analysis may still be experimental, but it's becoming a leading cancer research technique in several institutions around the world. Technology developed in the U.K. is being applied to MR and CT images to predict the aggressiveness and prognosis of cancers throughout the body.
Europe adopts U.K. guidelines for imaging child abuse November 24, 2014 -- The European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) has adopted the U.K. guidelines for determining the best imaging strategy in suspected cases of nonaccidental injury in children. The chair of the ESPR's Child Abuse Task Force, Dr. Amaka Offiah, has called this a "major development."
Tread carefully on lung cancer screening, U.K. experts urge November 18, 2014 -- For effective implementation of lung cancer screening, start with a program targeting those most at risk and employ pathways minimizing risk of harm, including those due to overdiagnosis, and then expand as unanswered issues are clarified, U.K. specialists have advocated.
Meeting the challenge of imaging the head and neck November 17, 2014 -- Today's head and neck radiologists play a key role guiding examinations and reporting them. Dr. Florian Dammann, chair of the German Radiological Society's Head and Neck Diagnostics Working Group, explains more about the subspecialty in this interview.