Patchwork of life: Tributes flow for M. Emilia Silvestre June 24, 2016 -- Dr. Maria Emília Silvestre, president of ECR 1987 in Lisbon and an important figure in Portuguese radiology, died on 18 June at the age of 84. She was also a prolific maker and exhibitor of patchwork quilts.
Swedes add ABUS to improve cancer detection June 16, 2016 -- Adding 3D automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) to digital mammography in a screening setting significantly improves the invasive breast cancer detection rate in women with dense breasts and results in an acceptable recall increase, Swedish researchers have found.
Adrian Dixon: Has imaging become too effective? June 8, 2016 -- LIVERPOOL - There is a real danger that imaging has become a victim of its own success by being too effective, resulting in huge increases in workload, reduced clinical acumen, insufficient number of radiologists and radiographers, and too many sequences and images, warned Dr. Adrian Dixon at the U.K. Radiological Congress.
Under scrutiny: Pregnancy after uterine fibroid embolization May 26, 2016 -- The traditional treatment of uterine fibroids in patients who wish to become pregnant is surgical removal by myomectomy. However, uterine fibroid embolization has a lower complication rate and has a comparable fertility rate to myomectomy after treatment, according to researchers from the United Arab Emirates.
Radiographer reporting: Australians give positive spin May 25, 2016 -- New research from Australia has underlined the potential of radiographers to enhance the accuracy of screening programs and increase the detection rates for breast cancer and calcifications. The study looks set to enliven the long-running debate about role extension.
Automated quality control improves 3D breast ultrasound May 24, 2016 -- A new technique detects artifacts in automated 3D breast ultrasound at the time of acquisition, enabling sonographers to ensure that images have been acquired adequately before sending patients home, according to a study in the Journal of Medical Imaging.
Dutch reveal new data on recalls in breast screening May 24, 2016 -- When transitioning from film-screen mammography to full-field digital mammography, going digital increases the number of repeated recalls for the same mammographic abnormality, found a large Dutch study published on 14 May in European Radiology.
Malignant breast tumors can be spotted from 1.5 m away May 18, 2016 -- Zoom out. That's the advice of Dutch radiologists who found some tumors missed by breast screening radiologists can be detected from 1.5 m away. They recommend radiologists take a "distant view" before closely evaluating a mammogram in detail.
MR shows more body fat in babies with diabetic mothers May 12, 2016 -- MRI scans show that babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat at 2 months of age than those born to healthy women, according to a new study from the U.K. published May 12 in Diabetes Care.
What's the sweet spot for batch reading mammograms? May 10, 2016 -- What's the right number of cases to interpret when batch reading mammography studies? Too few can affect productivity, while too many can risk burning out your radiologists. Fortunately, researchers provide some guidance in a new study published in the May 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.