Bone age evaluations raise complex issues March 1, 2017 -- Mass migration triggered by the unfolding crisis in Syria has heightened interest in radiology's role in the protection of children. For young unaccompanied persons arriving in Europe without documentation, imaging can be used to determine age and, as a result, their refugee status, having a direct impact on the aid they receive and where they can live.
Philips launches new Azurion interventional platform February 22, 2017 -- In what the company is calling its most significant new product launch in years, Philips Healthcare on Wednesday debuted Azurion, a new platform for image-guided therapy. The platform includes hardware and software improvements designed to enable clinicians to more efficiently perform complex interventional procedures.
Official launch of ArabSafe goes ahead February 10, 2017 -- DUBAI - The first ArabSafe committee meeting was held during Arab Health 2017. Modeled on the EuroSafe Imaging campaign, the new initiative aims to establish a radiation safety culture among Arabic-speaking countries and to ensure the appropriate use of radiation.
Radiology learns the lessons of Ebola crisis February 8, 2017 -- Researchers from a top London teaching hospital with extensive experience of infectious diseases share their knowledge of performing imaging examinations on patients with the Ebola virus and give practical recommendations on how to minimize problems in future epidemics.
U.K. issues new advice on 24-hour interventional care February 1, 2017 -- Every acute hospital has a duty to ensure it has formal arrangements to secure the provision of elective and emergency interventional radiology services, but this is not happening at present and patients are being put at risk, according to new U.K. guidelines.
Germans cast doubt on value of TB screening of refugees January 23, 2017 -- A new study from Germany involving more than 17,000 refugees has shown mass tuberculosis (TB) screening by chest x-ray is inefficient due to the high number required to detect active pulmonary TB. In a migrant population in which TB prevalence is low, a more targeted approach to screening may be useful.
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.