DRK's big question: Where's radiology heading?
May 4, 2016 -- A plenary session about the future direction of radiology was a highlight on the opening day of the national German radiology congress (DRK 2016), which began today in Leipzig. Dr. Maximilian Reiser from Munch led this bold exercise in crystal-ball gazing.
Spanish group warns of radiation emitted by patients
May 3, 2016 -- Patients injected with radiopharmaceuticals for nuclear medicine procedures continue to give off radiation after their scans are completed, and steps should be taken to reduce the public's exposure to these individuals until the radiopharmaceuticals decay, according to Spanish researchers.
Dutch investigate inverse approach to dose painting
April 28, 2016 -- Dose painting combines anatomic imaging with biological information to define radioresistant tumor subpopulations that are potential targets for dose escalation, according to researchers based in the Netherlands. They're studying how PET can pinpoint regions of high metabolic activity.
Why it pays to know about renal tumors
April 19, 2016 -- Radiologists must be familiar with the CT appearances of multifocal, renal solid tumors and tumor-like lesions so that clinicians and surgeons can determine the best approach for these patients, top award-winning Spanish researchers have asserted.
Dual-mode PET enhances in vivo dosimetry
April 8, 2016 -- A transformable scanner geometry can improve in-beam PET verification of particle therapy, molecular imaging researchers have found. Now they're developing a larger clinical system and plan to acquire the first patient images later this year.
Without PET, CT falls short in finding metastases
March 29, 2016 -- Using PET/CT as the reference standard, German researchers have found significant deficiencies with CT alone for the detection of bone marrow metastases in patients with malignant melanoma, according to a study published in the April issue of the European Journal of Radiology.
PET/CT after therapy avoids surgery for head, neck cancer
March 24, 2016 -- Using PET/CT scans to assess response to therapy can help patients with head and neck cancer avoid invasive post-treatment surgery to remove any remaining cancer cells, according to a U.K. study published online 23 March in the New England Journal of Medicine.
PET/MRI support grows, but jury's still out on its clinical value
March 5, 2016 -- It remains to be seen whether the combination of MRI and PET will overtake the more established PET/CT, but specialists at King's College London (KCL) see the emerging hybrid imaging system as a powerful new tool in evaluating disease. They think the coupling of the two techniques could be part of a "paradigm shift" in cancer imaging, and in the future it may play a central role in diagnosing and treating neurological and cardiac diseases.
Video from ECR 2016: Thomas Beyer on Europe's newest society
March 2, 2016 -- VIENNA - Launching at ECR 2016, the European Society for Hybrid Imaging (ESHI) has already signed up more than 150 members. Thomas Beyer, PhD, is the ESHI treasurer. In an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com, he reveals why the new society is necessary and discusses other key developments in hybrid imaging.
Industry must act to overcome artifacts and distortions
March 2, 2016 -- Hybrid imaging systems provide powerful tools for the detection and surveillance of disease, but manufacturers have been slow to provide the software that can help physicians recognize and interpret artifacts, a leading pioneer in the field believes.