Harry Potter's not the only injured quidditch player
June 21, 2017 -- Injuries from the Harry Potter-inspired sport of quidditch are far from make-believe, researchers from Oxford, U.K., have found. Fractures are surprisingly common, and players should consider wearing protective helmets and gloves, they recommended at last week's U.K. Radiological Congress.
RoeKo: Phase-contrast imaging looks set for clinical use
May 29, 2017 -- After years in development, phase-contrast imaging is ready for clinical use, and one of its first functions could be to view the lungs of patients with a variety of pulmonary diseases, according to an expert from the German Radiology Congress (Deutscher Röntgenkongress, RöKo 2017).
Ditch x-ray to diagnose COPD, study finds
May 26, 2017 -- In the quest to diagnose mild-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), radiologists often use chest radiographs, but Dutch researchers of a new study advise that they shouldn't do so because it results in substantial overdiagnosis.
Study: Reject pelvic x-rays if axial rotation exceeds 10°
May 5, 2017 -- Researchers from Lebanon have found they can estimate the pelvic axial rotation of children and adults during x-ray acquisition, and any x-rays in which the axial rotation exceeds 10° should be discarded.
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.
Radiology in Peru: From infectious diseases to mummies
April 21, 2017 -- Imaging of tuberculosis and ancient mummies are two key areas of expertise among Peruvian radiologists, a special focus session revealed at ECR 2017. In a question-and-answer interview, Dr. Jorge Luis Guerrero Gil from Lima, Peru, outlines the main issues facing radiologists in his country.
Miniature x-ray detector shows clinical promise
April 20, 2017 -- Scientists in France have developed a tiny x-ray detector at the tip of an optical fiber. By combining a nano-optical antenna with indirect detection methods, they have created a device that is only a few tens of microns in diameter, and it may have clinical applications.
Attention focuses on added value of clinical audits
April 11, 2017 -- Compulsory clinical audits are on the horizon. Skeptics fear they are time-consuming and costly, interrupting daily practice and resulting in stressful and hurried activity followed by a gradual slackening in standards once the audit is over. But a Belgian group thinks otherwise.
Radiology Across Borders aims to go global
March 21, 2017 -- The Australian-based charity Radiology Across Borders is taking sustainable imaging expertise to doctors and patients in the Asia-Pacific region. It plans to grow into a global group over the next five years, and co-founder Dr. Suresh de Silva urges Europeans to get involved.
Where next for digital x-ray?
March 16, 2017 -- Digital flat-panel detector radiography is dominant in Europe, but with a vast array of apparently similar systems on offer, it's hard to predict where the market is heading. Analyst Stephen Holloway identifies the key themes in digital x-ray.