CT illuminates 'silent' small-bowel tumors
April 16, 2015 -- Small-bowel tumors are particularly tough to diagnose due to their clinically silent evolution and nonspecific manifestations, but appropriate use of CT and sound knowledge of imaging characteristics are a massive help, according to award-winning Spanish research.
Wavelet CTA uncovers missed vessel occlusions in stroke
April 14, 2015 -- In the setting of acute stroke, wavelet transform CT angiography of the brain detects twice as many small-vessel occlusions as conventional single-phase CTA and provides substantially greater detail about them, researchers from Munich have found.
CT reveals ancient ammonite fossils' secrets
April 14, 2015 -- High-resolution CT is playing a key role in revealing the secrets of ammonites, a mollusk that lived at the bottom of the sea about 400 million years ago, according to paleontologists from Germany.
CT texture analysis can help predict outcome
April 7, 2015 -- CT texture analysis of standard contrast-enhanced images in patients with colorectal liver metastases prior to treatment is showing promising results in predicting outcome before liver resection, according to Dr. Anselm Schulz from Oslo.
Global project aims to cut risk of secondary cancer
April 6, 2015 -- A combined U.K., U.S., and Belgian research effort aims to allow for tighter treatment planning margins and a greater sparing of normal tissues, reducing the toxicity and risk of secondary cancers to the patient.
ECR 2015: 5 free radiology apps for your smartphone
April 1, 2015 -- A researcher from France has developed five mobile applications that are available for free on Google Play and are designed for use in daily practice to provide efficiency gains for radiologists and improve the accuracy of reports. Details were presented at ECR 2015 and the apps have already been downloaded over 8,000 times.
Workflow, scalability, clinical focus drive CT sales
March 30, 2015 -- In the CT market, three key trends are emerging as drivers for technological innovation: automated workflow, scalability, and clinical focus. Long-term cost savings are likely to remain at the forefront of purchasing decisions.
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.