MR images improve PET quantification
February 27, 2015 -- MRI-guided filtering and partial volume correction of brain PET scans can enhance image quality -- particularly signal-to-noise ratio and spatial resolution -- and structure delineation, according to new research.
DTI-MRI shows muscle distress in marathon runners
February 26, 2015 -- The marathon season is fast approaching, and people training to run those 26.2 miles will endure countless aches, pains, and muscle pulls. Dutch researchers are using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) to gain new insight into the toll that long-distance races take on the human body.
Relaxing times for cardiologists
February 25, 2015 -- The holy grail of diagnostic imaging is noninvasive tissue characterization and the external identification of human cell structures and organ function, if possible without even touching the body, according to the Maverinck. Relaxation times are key but controversial.
U.K. issues new advice on intravascular contrast
February 20, 2015 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published recommendations for the safe use of intravascular contrast agents. The 22-page document can be downloaded for free and includes practical information about use of contrast in at-risk patients and the treatment of reactions.
MRI-based prostate CAD shows high sensitivity for cancer
February 18, 2015 -- An MRI-based prostate cancer computer-aided detection (CAD) system is scoring high marks for detecting intermediate-to-aggressive prostate cancers noninvasively, Dutch investigators have reported.
Adrian Dixon: Team spirit's the key to success
February 17, 2015 -- LONDON - Building and maintaining team spirit must be an urgent priority for the global imaging community, said Dr. Adrian Dixon in a special lecture to mark the 40th anniversary of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists.
MRI with T2 mapping will aid myocardial edema diagnosis
February 17, 2015 -- Mapping T2 relaxation times in MRI is an important first step toward better diagnosis of myocardial edema. But T2 relaxation times vary widely, both being functions of MR sequences and scanner field strength, so basic studies will be required to access their value.
Interview with ECR 2015 President Dr. Bernd Hamm
February 10, 2015 -- As the boss of one of Europe's largest radiology departments, Dr. Bernd Hamm is used to coping with immense pressure and a heavy workload. He looks ahead to ECR 2015, which begins on 4 March, and speaks about his own department and clinical interests.
BI-RADS to come under the microscope in Frankfurt
February 9, 2015 -- The BI-RADS lexicon offers many potential benefits, but a German-language translation is still urgently needed, according to Dr. Markus Müller-Schimpfle, chair of the Breast Imaging Working Group of the German Radiological Society.
U.K. steps up its bid to entice overseas radiologists
February 4, 2015 -- A shortfall of radiologists in the U.K. is putting a strain on departments across the country, and bolstering services with a fresh injection of imaging specialists has never been more important, according to local experts.