MRI shows true value in invasive placenta
May 22, 2017 -- Further evidence of MRI's ability to confirm suspected placental anomalies or to assist in cases of equivocal ultrasound findings has come from Saudi Arabia. A study of pregnant women found that noncontrast MRI is a sensitive diagnostic test for detecting invasive placenta.
No. 1 reason Maltese women avoid breast screening: Fear
May 19, 2017 -- Fear is the top reason Maltese women avoid breast cancer screening, according to a new survey. To increase screening uptake, these women's fears must be addressed, although informing them about causes of breast cancer and its related risk factors would help too, the researchers found.
Good follow-up can boost breast screening attendance
May 17, 2017 -- Providing women who miss breast cancer screening appointments with a fixed date and time for their new appointment could improve poor attendance and be a cost-effective way to shift national participation trends, according to a new U.K. analysis that was published on 15 May in Lancet Oncology.
20-year follow-up study shows breast screening works
May 11, 2017 -- A 20-year study of breast cancer in the Netherlands showed mammography screening is associated with a 30% decline in breast cancer mortality in women between the ages of 55 and 79. They also found that the mortality decline began within a couple of years after screening started.
Why all the fuss about artificial intelligence?
May 10, 2017 -- There's been a lot of talk recently about artificial intelligence in radiology. The question on everybody's mind is: "Will artificial intelligence replace radiologists?" Imaging informatics columnist Dr. Neelam Dugar is convinced it will add value by making radiologists smarter and better diagnosticians.
Lancet: Inequalities persist in Israeli healthcare
May 8, 2017 -- Israel's healthcare system provides mostly free core services to 8.5 million citizens. But disparities continue to exist between Israeli Jews and Arabs -- including the use of imaging for disease screening, according to a new report focused on health in Israel and published in the Lancet.
Photon-counting breast CT shows promise
May 1, 2017 -- Tests of a prototype photon-counting detector breast CT scanner show that the system could be useful as an adjunct to low-dose breast CT by separating the energy levels of different types of materials within the breast to assess tissue composition and improve cancer diagnosis.
Radiology mourns Dr. Helen Carty, 1944-2017
April 28, 2017 -- Tributes are being paid to Dr. Helen Carty, the leading pediatric radiologist from Liverpool, U.K., who died peacefully at home on 23 April at the age of 72. She was a world expert in imaging of child abuse, the president of ECR 2004, and a gold medalist at ECR 2009.
Study: Mammography cuts advanced breast cancer risk
April 26, 2017 -- Mammography screening is associated with a 28% decrease in risk for breast cancer cases with a tumor size greater than 21 mm, according to an Austrian population study. Results also demonstrated a 17% decrease in risk for advanced breast cancer.
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.