Phase-contrast x-rays image the airways September 18, 2014 -- Phase-contrast x-ray imaging offers a noninvasive way to track the effectiveness of cystic fibrosis treatments. The technique, which measures the refraction of a grid pattern of x-rays passing through the lungs, may eventually find use in visualizing other soft tissues, such as the brain and heart.
What lies beneath the wrappings of an ancient mummy? September 16, 2014 -- Archaeology and ancient Egypt have been a point of fascination since Napoleon Bonaparte. An exhibition at the British Museum in London highlights the important role that radiology plays, and it runs until 30 November. History columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas investigates.
Tomosynthesis can replace CT for many chest exams September 8, 2014 -- A new study by Swedish radiologists performed under real-world conditions indicates that digital chest tomosynthesis can replace CT for a number of lung exams, saving both money and radiation dose. The research confirms previous studies on the role tomo can play in carving out a middle ground between CT and conventional chest x-ray.
Specialist certification gets easier in Germany August 22, 2014 -- Changes to the training system are having major implications for radiologists in Germany. In this interview, Dr. Reinhard Loose, PhD, head of the Radiological Protection Commission Working Group of the German Radiological Society, discusses the certification requirements introduced in summer 2012.
Conebeam CT pinpoints tricky scaphoid fractures August 20, 2014 -- Conebeam CT is a highly effective, low-dose technique for detecting scaphoid fractures, and can demonstrate concomitant fractures that are notoriously difficult to see on radiographs, according to a prize-winning Belgian study presented at Europe's leading musculoskeletal congress.
Imaging reveals perils of world's oldest field game August 20, 2014 -- New research conducted in the Irish Republic has highlighted the dangers of hurling, the world's oldest field game. In spite of more protective measures, musculoskeletal injuries remain common among young adults and are encountered frequently by the country's radiologists.
ICR 2014 organizers use new tactics to lure 5K delegates August 6, 2014 -- For the first time in its almost 90-year history, the International Congress of Radiology (ICR) will benefit from a fully integrated scientific program with global participation in every session, according to the event organizers. An estimated 5,000 delegates are expected at ICR 2014, to be held in Dubai in September.
Danes focus attention on patient positioning in knee exams August 4, 2014 -- In radiographic examinations, the standing weight-bearing position can be of crucial importance for the patellar position in the trochlear groove and for visualization of osteoarthritis in the medial patellofemoral joint, Danish researchers have found.
U.K. team scoops top prize for chest wall deformities study July 24, 2014 -- Developing a keen awareness of the radiological features of congenital chest wall deformities is a useful clinical skill, and imaging can also illustrate pre- and postsurgical appearances for more conditions requiring surgical correction, according to award-winning research from a top facility in London.
Scots get set for Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, et al July 23, 2014 -- The Commonwealth Games begin today and is the largest sporting event ever held in Scotland. Musculoskeletal radiologist Dr. David Ritchie and his team of volunteers are prepared for everything and have already been keeping busy in the state-of-the-art polyclinic in Glasgow.