Swiss use computer algorithm to estimate CT fetal dose
September 26, 2017 -- Researchers from Switzerland have developed computer models to estimate the radiation dose to fetuses of pregnant women undergoing CT. The ramifications include better decision-making for doctors and patients, according to the study team.  Discuss
The search for a dedicated cardiac CT scanner
September 26, 2017 -- The increasing volume of coronary CT angiography examinations suggests a clinical need for a dedicated cardiac CT scanner. A global team of engineers is leading an initiative to define and evaluate hypothetical solutions to meet this need.  Discuss
Interview: Imaging's responsibility to children
September 25, 2017 -- Dr. Friederike Körber has a passion for working with children. She was scientific manager of the annual conference of the German Pediatric Radiology Association, which took place last week in Cologne. She explains about what makes her job so rewarding and the skills needed to make a good pediatric radiologist.  Discuss
Strickland spells out legal implications of missed cancer
September 20, 2017 -- Honesty generates trust in patient-doctor relations, but when mistakes are made, radiologists must distinguish between the legal requirement for duty of candour and the preference for openness, according to U.K. Royal College of Radiologists President Dr. Nicola Strickland.  Discuss
French study heralds change in lung cancer follow-up
September 18, 2017 -- French researchers have shed new light on following up patients with resected non-small cell lung cancer. They found little evidence to support more frequent CT scanning in the first two years after resection, according to a study presented on 9 September at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO 2017) congress in Madrid.  Discuss
A short and critical approach to contrast agent safety
September 8, 2017 -- In the current climate of "gadolinium phobia," it's difficult to know which contrast agent to use in a given clinical scenario and in what quantity. The Maverinck aims to bring some clarity and common sense to the ongoing safety debate in his latest column.  Discuss
Radiographers face up to uncertain future
August 31, 2017 -- Will the radiographer profession die out by 2025? That's certainly one possibility, according to new analysis from Sweden. But facilitating career development opportunities for radiographers could help to turn the tide, the authors predict.  Discuss
Radiology responds in wake of Barcelona attack
August 23, 2017 -- The medical response to the terrorist attack in Barcelona on 17 August was amazingly quick and effective, said Dr. Lluís Donoso-Bach, PhD. Life in the city is gradually returning to normal, and the European Society of Cardiology's annual congress is still going ahead on 26 August.  Discuss
Olympic sport of wrestling poses injury challenges
August 22, 2017 -- Wrestling is a popular global sport, but due to its arduous nature, it has a particularly high injury rate. Shoulder injuries are a major problem for wrestlers, and new research has shed light on the radiological aspects.  Discuss
3D-printed blood vessels reproduce patient clots
August 17, 2017 -- Dutch researchers have created a blood-vessel model that effectively replicates the formation of a blood clot caused by stenosis defects. The team developed a microfluidic blood-vessel model using layered stacks of CT angiography data combined with 3D printing.  Discuss