Technique boosts x-ray CAD results for TB
February 5, 2015 -- Dutch researchers have developed an algorithm to improve the robustness of computer-aided detection (CAD) to identify tuberculosis (TB) on chest x-rays -- enabling CAD to significantly improve the detection of thoracic abnormalities.
Brazil team finds WhatsApp suitable for reviewing bone fractures
February 3, 2015 -- WhatsApp Messenger is one of the most popular instant messaging apps for smartphones today. But it's not just for chatting or sharing videos and photos: It can also be used as a diagnostic tool for viewing certain types of CT scans and radiographs, according to a study from Brazil.
Arab Health: 5 tips for handling diabetes foot problems
February 2, 2015 -- DUBAI - The creation of a dedicated service for diabetes patients with foot problems, in which interventional radiologists play a central role in limb salvage, is contributing to a dramatic reduction in the number of amputations in the United Arab Emirates.
Arab Health: Speaker serves smorgasbord of radiology food signs
January 28, 2015 -- DUBAI - A veritable gastronomic feast was served up at this week's Total Radiology Conference at the multidisciplinary Arab Health show, when a presentation worthy of a Michelin star was delivered about food-inspired signs in radiology.
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.
Wireless mobile DR gets images into PACS faster than CR
January 16, 2015 -- Researchers from Hong Kong were able to obtain mobile x-ray images in their PACS network 70% sooner using a wireless portable digital radiography (DR) unit rather than a mobile x-ray system equipped with computed radiography (CR) plates, according to a January 6 article in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Address the backlog issue or you will sink
January 7, 2015 -- Backlogs of unread images are one of the worst nightmares in clinical practice. Any backlog must be tackled urgently and as a high priority -- otherwise you will be watching helplessly as the ship sinks and you sink with it, the Maverinck writes in his latest column.
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.