Dutch present strategic vision for 2020
April 28, 2017 -- The Radiological Society of the Netherlands has devised a roadmap to help reach its main goals for the future. Dr. Hildo J. Lamb provides the background to the project and explains why information technology and multidisciplinary cooperation both will have a crucial role to play.
Portuguese highlight rapid clinical progress of pelvic MRI
April 24, 2017 -- When integrated with prior clinical evaluation and exclusion of organic disease, pelvic MRI can play an invaluable role in the diagnosis, therapeutic guidance, and follow-up of pelvic floor dysfunction disorders, according to Portuguese researchers.
Radiology in Peru: From infectious diseases to mummies
April 21, 2017 -- Imaging of tuberculosis and ancient mummies are two key areas of expertise among Peruvian radiologists, a special focus session revealed at ECR 2017. In a question-and-answer interview, Dr. Jorge Luis Guerrero Gil from Lima, Peru, outlines the main issues facing radiologists in his country.
Bamberg provides update on National Cohort study
April 17, 2017 -- The NAKO (Nationale Kohorte) Health Study in Germany is a large population-based prospective cohort study, and 3-tesla MRI is playing a central role. In this interview, Dr. Fabian Bamberg speaks about the project, launched three years ago.
Cardiac findings in stroke: What radiologists need to know
April 14, 2017 -- Advances in CT and MRI mean it's feasible now to identify subtle cardiac pathologies responsible for stroke that used to remain unnoticed, and this is putting greater emphasis on the know-how of radiologists, award-winning Spanish researchers believe.
4 steps to develop hybrid imaging
April 12, 2017 -- Hybrid imaging involves combining two imaging modalities, typically PET and CT, SPECT and CT, or PET and MRI. There are four steps to follow to ensure that hybrid imaging is used to its full potential, Dr. Arturo Chiti writes.
Italians show CAD improves prostate biopsy targeting
April 11, 2017 -- An artificial intelligence-based computer-aided detection (CAD) system that analyzes prostate MR images for tumors improves the targeting of core biopsies for cancer diagnosis, according to Italian research presented at ECR 2017. With fine-tuning, the system could improve patient care.
Attention focuses on added value of clinical audits
April 11, 2017 -- Compulsory clinical audits are on the horizon. Skeptics fear they are time-consuming and costly, interrupting daily practice and resulting in stressful and hurried activity followed by a gradual slackening in standards once the audit is over. But a Belgian group thinks otherwise.
Whole-spine MRI provides early warning of degeneration
April 6, 2017 -- Whole-spine sagittal MRI of patients with degenerative diseases often can detect significant incidental findings, according to a study with nearly 1,500 patients and published in the European Spine Journal.
Spanish present 15-point plan to reduce error rates
April 5, 2017 -- A group of experienced radiologists from Madrid has developed a comprehensive, practical approach to cut error rates by adopting methods such as standardized imaging protocols. They collected a certificate of merit at ECR 2017 in Vienna for their efforts.