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.
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.
Germany's new quality guidelines: What has changed?
December 19, 2014 -- An updated set of quality assurance guidelines took effect in Germany on 4 November 2014. Significantly, they include a new standard on acceptance and consistency testing of image display systems.
Swiss reveal progress in classifying breast microcalcifications
December 18, 2014 -- A new method for classifying breast microcalcifications using x-ray phase-contrast imaging was presented at the RSNA 2014 meeting. The technique may help improve early breast cancer diagnosis, increase diagnostic accuracy, and reduce the number of biopsies of suspicious lesions.
FEC-PET/CT boosts cervical and endometrial diagnoses
December 11, 2014 -- PET/CT with the radioisotope F-18 fluoroethylcholine (FEC) is a feasible and promising imaging alternative to FDG-PET/CT in detecting cervical and endometrial tumors, according to a pilot study from the U.K. presented last week at RSNA 2014.
DBT finds 30% more cancer than mammo in dense breasts
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to full-field digital mammography improves cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue by 30% versus mammo alone, according to Norwegian research presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2014.
DWI adds little to PET/MRI for female pelvic malignancies
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Adding diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to FDG-PET/MRI to stage women with primary or recurrent pelvic malignancies contributes minimal value and is not worth the additional scan time, according to a study from Germany presented on Sunday at RSNA 2014.
Researchers develop device to ease mammo discomfort
November 27, 2014 -- Dutch researchers have developed a new mammography paddle that they believe will ease the compression discomfort that patients experience during mammography exams, according to a study to be presented at the upcoming RSNA 2014 meeting.
Myths and misinformation hold back breast screening
November 19, 2014 -- Increased public awareness, better education for healthcare providers, and clear guidelines are essential if breast cancer screening is going to expand in the Middle East, according to a leading radiologist in Saudi Arabia.