Ultrasound, MRI line up for 4D radiotherapy December 26, 2014 -- The recent 4D Treatment Planning Workshop examined how ultrasound and MRI can be used to help deliver radiotherapy of moving and deforming targets. One area examined in detail was the use of imaging for monitoring motion during treatment and reoptimizing the plan accordingly.
Ronald Grainger: Radiology loses one of its greats December 23, 2014 -- When Dr. Ronald Grainger died in the autumn, radiology lost one of its greats. He was joint editor of the profession's "bible," Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology, and the first professor of radiology in Sheffield, U.K. Dr. Adrian Thomas pays a personal tribute.
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.
Scaling new heights: Spain prioritizes visibility December 17, 2014 -- The Spanish Society of Radiology (SERAM) is working hard to ensure its members are at the forefront of patient care with its new public campaign, "What's your radiologist's name?" In an exclusive interview, SERAM President Dr. José Luis del Cura Rodríguez outlines his future vision.
Researchers compare x-ray phase-contrast methods December 12, 2014 -- Exploiting the refraction of x-rays in tissue, x-ray phase-contrast imaging (XPCi) has the potential to significantly improve upon the image contrast provided by conventional absorption-based x-ray imaging and reduce doses.
N. Ireland adopts novel approach to lung cancer screening December 9, 2014 -- An innovative lung cancer screening pilot project in Northern Ireland designed to target selected patients older than 50 is underway. The scheme is based on sensitive, low-cost chest x-ray, the first port of call to exclude lung cancer.
Irish give top tips for dying art of plain film December 1, 2014 -- A common view is that chest x-rays are boring and tough to read, yet spotting an abnormality brings huge satisfaction, and radiologists with strong plain film skills often are highly valued, according to Irish researchers presenting at RSNA 2014.
Radiation awareness: Where do we stand? November 26, 2014 -- Knowledge of radiation dose and risk is poor among all radiology staff, but particularly among radiographers/technologists, and significant underestimation of dose and cancer risk is widespread, according to a new study.
Europe adopts U.K. guidelines for imaging child abuse November 24, 2014 -- The European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) has adopted the U.K. guidelines for determining the best imaging strategy in suspected cases of nonaccidental injury in children. The chair of the ESPR's Child Abuse Task Force, Dr. Amaka Offiah, has called this a "major development."
RTF: Job prospects rest on specialization, mobility November 19, 2014 -- Trainee and newly qualified radiologists have nothing to fear for the future if they subspecialize, invest in themselves, and are willing to travel more to find work. That's the view of Dr. Viola Koen, chair of the Radiology Trainees Forum (RTF).