Surgeon input will boost CT lung cancer screening
February 24, 2017 -- CT lung cancer screening is at the fore with 10 new recommendations from the European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS). A recent paper written by an international team outlines the ESTS's plans for improving lung cancer CT screening by involving surgeons at all levels of screening strategy.
CT techniques for stroke demystified
February 21, 2017 -- What imaging modality should a physician use to treat a patient after a stroke? The answer is complicated, but a team from Singapore and Europe sought to shed light on this conundrum in a study published on 14 February in the European Journal of Radiology.
CT lung screening cost-effective with stringent criteria
February 16, 2017 -- Restricting eligibility for CT lung cancer screening to the heaviest smokers would make the exam more cost-effective on a population basis, according to a study published February 7 in PLOS Medicine.
10 things to know about the ECR 2017 president
February 15, 2017 -- Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD, is the first radiologist to preside over the European Society of Radiology and ECR at the same time. What do we know about the man behind the presidential mask? What makes him tick? What are his views on the future of radiology?
New CT algorithm reduces noise, dose
February 14, 2017 -- A reconstruction algorithm for CT fluoroscopy demonstrated a "significant" reduction in noise and effective dose compared with filtered back projection in a study by German researchers and published online by European Radiology. The algorithm also boosted readers' confidence.
Official launch of ArabSafe goes ahead
February 10, 2017 -- DUBAI - The first ArabSafe committee meeting was held during Arab Health 2017. Modeled on the EuroSafe Imaging campaign, the new initiative aims to establish a radiation safety culture among Arabic-speaking countries and to ensure the appropriate use of radiation.
CT lung screening enters pipeline in Middle East
February 3, 2017 -- DUBAI - The Abu Dhabi guidelines for CT lung cancer screening were the subject of much debate at the thoracic imaging session during the Total Radiology conference at Arab Health 2017. The guidelines cover an unusual risk factor: 20-year history of water pipe (or shisha) use.
U.K. issues new advice on 24-hour interventional care
February 1, 2017 -- Every acute hospital has a duty to ensure it has formal arrangements to secure the provision of elective and emergency interventional radiology services, but this is not happening at present and patients are being put at risk, according to new U.K. guidelines.
Spanish deliver master class on imaging of peritoneum
January 17, 2017 -- What do you really need to know about imaging of peritoneal metastases? Radiologists from Barcelona, Spain, have tackled this tricky topic and collected a prestigious international prize for their efforts.
Dual-energy CT can replace MRI in myocardial sarcoidosis
January 16, 2017 -- Dual-energy cardiac CT can readily distinguish cardiac sarcoidosis from other kinds of cardiac hypertrophy, eliminating the need for cardiac MRI, according to researchers from southeastern Paris.