Parizel provides window into radiology's future
October 21, 2016 -- Radiology will evolve from the production of "beautiful pictures" toward sets of quantitative data, and communication with general practitioners will move away from descriptive reports and toward a standardized approach, said European Society of Radiology President Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD.
JFR: 29 points to safeguard radiology's future
October 19, 2016 -- Radiology's in vital need of reform. That's a key conclusion of the latest publication from France's influential Professional Council of Radiology, which was unveiled at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR) congress and contains 29 proposals to ensure the profession's bright future.
JFR: Paris attacks show organization makes a difference
October 14, 2016 -- The solidarity shown by health service staff and volunteers meant that victims of the multisite terrorist attacks in Paris last November could be treated very quickly, which was vital, according to a Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR) press conference.
Head CT algorithm a step toward faster stroke care
October 7, 2016 -- Using automated software to interpret head CT scans could someday slash the time emergency doctors need to start clot-busting treatments in cases of suspected ischemic stroke, according to Dutch researchers.
Success of urgent neck CTA rests on patient selection
October 6, 2016 -- The usefulness of neck CT angiography (CTA) in trauma cases is restricted by its cost, radiation dose, and contrast side effects, so careful clinical evaluation of potential candidates based on the internationally accepted criteria is essential, according to new research.
UAE steps up campaign on dose awareness
September 22, 2016 -- Moves to limit medical radiation exposure are intensifying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and safety issues and education now are high on the agenda of healthcare professionals. Every effort must be made to reduce exposure and boost risk awareness, according to key participants at next month's summit in the region.
Action on CT dose brings results in Middle East
September 19, 2016 -- A multicenter study conducted in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has underlined the value of implementing dose-reduction techniques for coronary CT angiography and coronary calcium score examinations.
Researchers close in on radiation's cancer-causing mechanisms
September 12, 2016 -- U.K. researchers studying human cancers have identified two characteristic patterns of DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation, enabling doctors to potentially determine which tumors were caused by radiation exposure, according to a study published on September 12 in Nature Communications.
CCTA plus SPECT offer solid long-term prognosis
September 8, 2016 -- Patients with positive findings on both coronary CT angiography (CCTA) and SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging are at high risk of cardiac events, while negative results on both exams confer an excellent long-term prognosis, according to researchers from Switzerland.
Reconstruction kernel cuts artifacts in CT MPI
September 7, 2016 -- A new reconstruction algorithm can erase beam-hardening artifacts in myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in dual-source CT, bolstering the reliability of the increasingly popular examination, according to a U.S.-German study in European Radiology.