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.
Dance movie helps raise radiology's profile on social media
December 9, 2016 -- Originally shown as part of World Radiography Day and International Day of Radiology on 8 November, an innovative dance movie called "Unknown Quantity" has thrown radiology into sharper focus as it seeks to explore the dynamic among patients, medics, and machines.
Report: Radiologist shortage grows in Europe
November 15, 2016 -- Further evidence has emerged of the increasing skills shortage across Europe. The population pyramid of radiologists in France could be seen as a ticking time bomb, while growth rates of CT and MRI in Sweden have continuously exceeded growth rates of practicing radiologists.
Augmented reality C-arm remakes lower-limb surgery
November 8, 2016 -- Aligning the lower limbs for orthopedic surgery is a tough job now made easier with the use of an augmented realty C-Arm technique, said researchers from Munich, Germany, in the November edition of International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.
Ultrasound in the bush: From Paris to Madagascar
October 26, 2016 -- At the end of her radiology training, Dr. Anne Fustier dreamt of free time, travel, and adventure. She spent nine months in Madagascar and now is convinced that travel broadens the mind and ultrasound has major benefits in humanitarian medical practice.
JFR: 29 points to safeguard radiology's future
October 19, 2016 -- Radiology's in vital need of reform. That's a key conclusion of the latest publication from France's influential Professional Council of Radiology, which was unveiled at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR) congress and contains 29 proposals to ensure the profession's bright future.
U.K. team determines age of patella ossification
October 18, 2016 -- The patella ossifies in children between the age of 2 and 6, and there is a clear gender difference, with all girls having an ossified patella before their 5th birthday, according to researchers from a top London hospital. Moreover, girls have larger patella ossification centers.
Ghost imaging could lead to lower x-ray doses
September 29, 2016 -- Ghost imaging generates images by analyzing correlations between two light beams, the more powerful of which doesn't bounce off the object in question. The technique has been demonstrated at visible and infrared wavelengths, but now two international groups have extended it to the x-ray region.
UAE steps up campaign on dose awareness
September 22, 2016 -- Moves to limit medical radiation exposure are intensifying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and safety issues and education now are high on the agenda of healthcare professionals. Every effort must be made to reduce exposure and boost risk awareness, according to key participants at next month's summit in the region.