Swiss presenters come out top in ECR survey
May 18, 2016 -- Swiss, Dutch, French, and German speakers who present at ECR have the highest conversion rate into publications, while the profiles of researchers from Japan, Korea, China, and India are rising fast, according to a new study.
X-ray software delivers 4 bone health measures
May 16, 2016 -- New software that analyzes bone age and health from hand radiography has revealed fresh information about changes in bone density and osteoporosis over a lifetime, according to a German-Danish research group.
The age of renaissance radiology
May 11, 2016 -- In this era of credentialing and accreditation, you aren't cutting it unless you have an armful of subspecialist badges. But is this really a good thing? Dr. Paul McCoubrie investigates in his latest column.
French use intervention to boost care in fibroid cases
May 5, 2016 -- Researchers in France have evaluated the impact of uterine fibroid embolization on the quality of life of women with uterine fibroids. They presented their findings at the recent Society of Interventional Radiology annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Saudi team releases new findings on MERS virus
May 2, 2016 -- Research from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), underlines how imaging investigations can help early detection and management of disease progression, thereby playing a crucial role in predicting patient outcome.
Cardiac cath radiation exacts toll on health personnel
April 14, 2016 -- Radiation from cardiac catheterization procedures is taking a heavy toll on cath lab personnel, according to a new study published April 12 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. Italian researchers found higher rates of orthopedic problems, cataracts, skin lesions, and even anxiety and depression in cath lab workers.
Rio's Olympic squad to learn from Baku, London Games
April 13, 2016 -- As the countdown continues to the opening of the Rio Olympics on 5 August, the organizers of the imaging service can learn from new data released about the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the 2012 Olympics in London.
Imaging holds key in war on drug mules
April 13, 2016 -- Novel means of concealment used by traffickers, plus the growing frequency of transporting liquids, pose major challenges for radiologists involved in the detection of illicit drugs, according to researchers from Turkey.
Oxford team focuses on outcome in ankle injuries
April 5, 2016 -- The severity of a soft-tissue ankle injury as determined by initial classification based on radiological findings is not always an accurate predictor of outcome at six months, according to new research from the U.K.
Getting patient consent requires sensitivity, tact
March 30, 2016 -- Obtaining informed consent is an important part of radiologists' work, but rarely do they give it sufficient thought and attention, note two leading German experts. In this interview, they give practical hints and suggestions for obtaining patient consent.