Radiology & back pain: What's the connection? December 29, 2016 -- When it comes to back pain, which patients definitely need diagnostic imaging? Dr. Rainer Braunschweig, director of the Diagnostic and Intraoperative Imaging Clinic in Halle, Germany, provides some answers.
Irish get rave reviews for plain-film checklist December 21, 2016 -- To help everybody who finds plain-film reporting challenging, award-winning Irish researchers have crafted a two-page checklist that can be used and referred to during the reporting process. The team won a certificate of merit at RSNA 2016 for its efforts.
Open SESAME: Jordan's bold experiment puts science first December 16, 2016 -- The international research facility Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) underlines the rapid pace of scientific advancement in the region, but a lack of funds may prevent the project from reaching full capacity.
Phase-contrast imaging can cut mammogram dose December 12, 2016 -- Optimized x-ray phase-contrast imaging could deliver comparable image quality to mammography, but at a much lower dose, a European research project has found. The technique was demonstrated using a synchrotron source, but is compatible with lab-based, polychromatic x-ray sources.
Dance movie helps raise radiology's profile on social media December 9, 2016 -- Originally shown as part of World Radiography Day and International Day of Radiology on 8 November, an innovative dance movie called "Unknown Quantity" has thrown radiology into sharper focus as it seeks to explore the dynamic among patients, medics, and machines.
Report: Radiologist shortage grows in Europe November 15, 2016 -- Further evidence has emerged of the increasing skills shortage across Europe. The population pyramid of radiologists in France could be seen as a ticking time bomb, while growth rates of CT and MRI in Sweden have continuously exceeded growth rates of practicing radiologists.
Augmented reality C-arm remakes lower-limb surgery November 8, 2016 -- Aligning the lower limbs for orthopedic surgery is a tough job now made easier with the use of an augmented realty C-Arm technique, said researchers from Munich, Germany, in the November edition of International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.
Ultrasound in the bush: From Paris to Madagascar October 26, 2016 -- At the end of her radiology training, Dr. Anne Fustier dreamt of free time, travel, and adventure. She spent nine months in Madagascar and now is convinced that travel broadens the mind and ultrasound has major benefits in humanitarian medical practice.
JFR: 29 points to safeguard radiology's future October 19, 2016 -- Radiology's in vital need of reform. That's a key conclusion of the latest publication from France's influential Professional Council of Radiology, which was unveiled at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR) congress and contains 29 proposals to ensure the profession's bright future.
U.K. team determines age of patella ossification October 18, 2016 -- The patella ossifies in children between the age of 2 and 6, and there is a clear gender difference, with all girls having an ossified patella before their 5th birthday, according to researchers from a top London hospital. Moreover, girls have larger patella ossification centers.