Oxford spin-off prepares MRI liver software for market
April 29, 2016 -- Perspectum Diagnostics, a startup company spun off from Oxford University in the U.K., is preparing to unveil a new software application designed to cut down on unnecessary invasive liver biopsies. The firm uses quantitative MRI parameters to determine which patients should be sent on for more workup.
6-minute scans give major boost to MRI in stroke
April 26, 2016 -- The development of more efficient MRI systems and faster imaging techniques means that a streamlined MR protocol with an image acquisition time of only six minutes can become the gold standard for initial assessment of acute stroke, according to new international research.
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.
Abbreviated breast MR rivals standard protocol
April 18, 2016 -- An abbreviated breast MR protocol represents a time-saving method with the same diagnostic potential as the standard protocol for characterizing breast lesions, according to Italian researchers. The abbreviated protocol can cut postprocessing time, they say.
U.K. launches massive scanning project
April 18, 2016 -- A U.K. research organization said it has launched a large study across the country that will involve scanning more than 100,000 participants to transform the way medicine looks at a wide variety of diseases including dementia, arthritis, cancer, heart attacks, and stroke.
Rio's Olympic squad to learn from Baku, London Games
April 13, 2016 -- As the countdown continues to the opening of the Rio Olympics on 5 August, the organizers of the imaging service can learn from new data released about the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the 2012 Olympics in London.
Imaging holds key in war on drug mules
April 13, 2016 -- Novel means of concealment used by traffickers, plus the growing frequency of transporting liquids, pose major challenges for radiologists involved in the detection of illicit drugs, according to researchers from Turkey.
Leipzig prepares to host 97th German national congress
April 12, 2016 -- For the first time, the annual meeting of the German Radiological Society, the 97th German radiological conference, will take place in the city of Leipzig from 4 to 7 May. International lectures are due to feature prominently, and a special session will focus on gadolinium in the brain.
MRI rules out competing diagnoses in ARVC/D
April 11, 2016 -- Cardiac MRI (CMR) can diagnose arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) where other modalities fail, and it can even identify conditions that mimic the disease -- good news considering that timely treatment can often prevent sudden cardiac death.
Belgian radiologists speak of shock after terrorist attacks
March 30, 2016 -- A group of radiologists traveling to Munich on an industry visit were caught up in last week's bombings in Brussels. Terrorist attacks like these are making people more reluctant to travel, says ESR President Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD.