Liquid gold: Lessons learned on the job
October 13, 2015 -- Everybody's read the textbooks, but what are the real golden rules of radiology learned on the job? Following his popular 2013 article, columnist Dr. Paul McCoubrie has a fresh batch of uber-truths that are the very essence of the specialty.
Pro golfers' injuries get close attention
October 9, 2015 -- Male professional golfers have an average age of only 24, and along with their different swing mechanics and increased repetitive strain, this factor results in injury patterns that vary considerably from those of the amateur, according to new research from Leeds, U.K.
Use of chaperones can help in intimate exams
September 23, 2015 -- For anybody with a fear of conducting intimate patient examinations, help is at hand. The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published a special free document that includes practical guidance on the use of chaperones and other hot topics.
Decision model cuts unnecessary wrist x-rays by 22%
September 16, 2015 -- Using a clinical decision model developed by Dutch researchers for pediatric wrist trauma could cut unnecessary emergency x-ray imaging for the condition by 22% -- thereby reducing children's radiation exposure and healthcare costs, according to a study published online in Pediatric Radiology.
Limb x-ray measurements come under intense scrutiny
September 8, 2015 -- To help in daily practice, researchers from Portugal have conducted an in-depth assessment of the most important measurements used for upper and lower limb radiography examinations. They presented their findings at the 2015 congress of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology.
Fukushima nuclear disaster casts shadow on CR images
September 3, 2015 -- Radiologists at a Japanese hospital were baffled when dark spots began appearing on computed radiography (CR) images in March 2011. They discovered that the spots were caused by fallout from the nuclear disaster at the nearby Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to an article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Angio histories show unnecessary cardiac radiation
August 31, 2015 -- Based on up to 30 years of individual patient data for cardiac interventional procedures, German researchers have concluded more than one-third of the radiation exposure in coronary angiography procedures was unnecessary, according to a new report in the September issue of European Radiology.
Kitty Clark: An inspiration to radiographers
August 26, 2015 -- The story of the development of radiography is interesting, and Kathleen Clara "Kitty" Clark (1896-1968) played a major role in the publishing of books that became reference standards for radiography positioning and exposure, Dr. Adrian Thomas writes in his latest column.
CAD picks patients with TB drug resistance
August 24, 2015 -- Researchers in Belarus have developed a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) scheme that can fairly accurately predict drug resistance in tuberculosis (TB) patients. The results show that the prediction tool could potentially improve triage and care of TB patients.
Bedside chest x-rays: Are radiologists needed?
August 18, 2015 -- When it comes to reading bedside chest x-rays, is the radiologist still needed, or can the task be delegated to other physicians? Swiss researchers have found that as long as the person is experienced, the discipline really doesn't matter.