Bicycle spoke injuries: What's the best approach? August 17, 2015 -- Injuries resulting from a leg being trapped in bicycle spokes are surprisingly common, particularly in children, but no guideline or protocol defines what type of radiography can diagnose or rule out a fracture. Dutch researchers have now acted to fill this knowledge gap.
Russia's limits on x-ray and other imports set to expand August 12, 2015 -- Russia is preparing to impose new restrictions on the purchase of imported medical equipment and supplies, adding to the limits on foreign-made x-ray machines and other devices that were enacted earlier this year. The country's safety rules also may be updated soon.
Wrist fractures come out top in audit of MSK errors August 11, 2015 -- In a new audit of musculoskeletal (MSK) errors made at a top London hospital, the most common mistakes presented at discrepancy meetings in 2014 were wrist fractures, with triquetral fractures being the biggest group within these, and the most common type was perceptual.
Belgians scoop prize for research on elbow injuries August 10, 2015 -- Elbow injuries are common in power and combat sports such as boxing, judo, weightlifting, and wrestling, but uncertainty surrounds the best imaging approach. Belgian researchers provided fresh analysis at the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology congress and collected a top award for it.
U.K. artist turns x-ray errors into art July 29, 2015 -- The artist-in-residence at the British Institute of Radiology (BIR), Hugh Turvey, sees beauty in error. Speaking at a recent BIR networking event, "Curious World of Radiology," Turvey explained how radiography informs his work as an artist.
Think twice on abdominal x-rays in emergencies July 28, 2015 -- The excessive use of abdominal radiography in the emergency department adds financial strain, increases patient discomfort, and may even be a source of future litigation, U.K. researchers have found.
Lung x-rays predict mortality in MERS patients July 23, 2015 -- A new study of Saudi Arabian patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) found that a simple method of scoring pathology on lung radiographs can be used to predict which patients are at risk of dying, according to an article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Still using CR for breast cancer? Time to rethink July 20, 2015 -- It's time to think again about the use of computed radiography (CR) detectors when it comes to spotting breast cancer, U.K. researchers have found. In their study, digital radiography (DR) performed significantly better than CR for identifying calcification clusters and noncalcification lesions.
CT, MRI account for most speech recognition errors July 15, 2015 -- In an audit of mistakes resulting from the use of speech recognition software, CT reports had the highest overall error rate, and this can be attributed to the high volume of reports dictated and the complexity of cases. MRI reports also accounted for a large proportion of errors.
UKRC: 4 golden rules of communicating radiation risk July 7, 2015 -- Because of the dose-dependent risk of inducing future cancer, it's essential to use the correct language in patient information leaflets for CT and x-ray, according to new research from a leading U.K. facility.