Patient cooperation key to respiratory-gated PET/CT
May 21, 2015 -- The combination of standard PET/CT with respiratory-gated PET/CT can significantly improve the diagnosis of small colorectal liver metastases, but patient cooperation is a must for a successful scan, according to a Norwegian study published online on 14 May in the European Journal of Radiology.
IAEA aims to set global standard for nuclear medicine
May 5, 2015 -- A goal of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to advise on medical guidelines, train health workers, and aid developing nations in acquiring modern imaging and treatment technologies. In an exclusive interview, Colombian-born Dr. Diana Paez explains more about the agency's work.
NEJM: PET for Hodgkin's lymphoma prevents unnecessary radiotherapy
April 23, 2015 -- A negative PET scan immediately after three cycles of chemotherapy for early-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma can identify patients with an excellent prognosis and avoid unnecessary additional radiation therapy, according to a U.K. study published on 23 April in the New England Journal of Medicine.
SPECT gives diagnostic boost in Parkinson's disease
April 17, 2015 -- Portuguese researchers have used SPECT to detect Parkinson's disease with 98% accuracy by employing quantitative, automated analysis based on machine learning. Validated using brain images from 654 cases, the approach outperformed other techniques.
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.
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.
The big question: CT, MRI, or nuclear for coronary artery disease diagnosis?
March 7, 2015 -- Faced with a choice of CT, MRI, and hybrid nuclear imaging for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease, which modality is most suitable for any one patient type and why? All three play an important role in the diagnostic process, according to speakers at a presentation on Saturday at ECR 2015.
Video from ECR 2015: Thomas Beyer, PhD, on hybrid imaging
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - What does the future hold for PET/MRI? Can it ever be cost-effective? Thomas Beyer, PhD, a professor at the Medical University of Vienna, answers these questions in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
Hybrid techniques make giant strides in clinical practice
March 4, 2015 -- As hybrid imaging gains more ground in cardiology, neurology, and oncology, the debate over PET/MRI's current and potential role in routine practice still rages. The central question remains: Is it an expensive new toy with no clinical applications on the horizon, or is it a truly revolutionary technique?