Commercializing MRI-guided radiotherapy
January 29, 2015 -- Elekta has announced its plans for the commercial release of Atlantic -- a high-field MRI-guided radiation therapy system. Developed by a research consortium, the new treatment system will be launched in 2017, with the first units delivered a year later.
Arab Health: Speaker serves smorgasbord of radiology food signs
January 28, 2015 -- DUBAI - A veritable gastronomic feast was served up at this week's Total Radiology Conference at the multidisciplinary Arab Health show, when a presentation worthy of a Michelin star was delivered about food-inspired signs in radiology.
Arab Health: 7T clinical MR units could soon become reality
January 27, 2015 -- DUBAI - At least one large company is very interested in developing a 7-tesla MRI system for use in large university hospitals in the near future, a leading European expert said during a keynote lecture at Arab Health.
Keep aware of pitfalls in abdominal radiography
January 19, 2015 -- What must you do when you find a calcified lesion on an abdominal x-ray? To answer a tricky question like this, it's vital to learn how and when to diagnose calcified lesions on plain film and to know when another examination is required, say Spanish radiologists.
CT's expansion puts emphasis on dose in Middle East
January 14, 2015 -- At least 11 new CT scanners are due to be installed between now and March across Dubai and the north of the United Arab Emirates, and such rapid growth means the authorities are putting renewed emphasis on radiation protection and patient safety.
Interventional pain therapy comes under scrutiny
January 13, 2015 -- Pain therapy is the focus of this week's minimally invasive and computer-guided therapy meeting in Berlin. The meeting president, Dr. Markus Düx, speaks about new developments and trends in interventional radiology and explains why it is so popular with hospital managers.
Barcelona team give positive verdict on postmortem MRI
January 12, 2015 -- MRI is as accurate as autopsy in demonstrating macroscopic details of brain abnormalities and postmortem MRI may represent a valuable extra tool in cases in which autopsy cannot be performed, according to award-winning Spanish research.
MRI and PET tackle Alzheimer's diagnostics
January 8, 2015 -- A new window into the development of Alzheimer's disease may have been opened up by German researchers. They have combined two noninvasive imaging techniques to study b-amyloid plaques and found a connection between their formation in cerebral blood vessels and reduced blood flow in the brain.
Address the backlog issue or you will sink
January 7, 2015 -- Backlogs of unread images are one of the worst nightmares in clinical practice. Any backlog must be tackled urgently and as a high priority -- otherwise you will be watching helplessly as the ship sinks and you sink with it, the Maverinck writes in his latest column.
Vesalius, radiology, and art
January 5, 2015 -- Brussels-born Andreas Vesalius was an anatomist whose dissections of the human body helped to correct misconceptions dating from ancient times. It's more than 500 years since his birth, but his work remains relevant today, writes Dr. Arpan K. Banerjee.