Industry repositions digital x-ray to meet new clinical challenges
March 6, 2016 -- Imaging professionals need their equipment to be practical and adaptable, so the new digital x-ray technologies on display in the exhibition halls at ECR 2016 have been designed to produce high-quality diagnostic images across a range of clinical applications, while allowing the patient to maintain a comfortable (and dignified) posture.
Success in sports injuries relies on defining technical and clinical approach
March 5, 2016 -- Sports injuries pose unique challenges that set them apart in the world of radiology, particularly when highly driven patients are keen to return to their discipline. Against this demanding backdrop, sports radiologists have to draw on their knowledge, experience, and colleagues from other specialties to correctly define the nature of the injury and expedite swift and effective therapy.
Bone suppression detects more lung nodules on chest x-rays
March 4, 2016 -- VIENNA - Bone suppression can improve radiologists' detection of lung nodules on chest radiographs, according to a presentation this week at ECR 2016. The mean sensitivity improved significantly with the addition of the technique, the researchers found.
New angio x-ray unit paces Toshiba's ECR 2016 product launches
March 4, 2016 -- VIENNA - Toshiba Medical Systems is taking advantage of this week's ECR 2016 to launch Infinix-i Rite Edition, a new interventional x-ray system that features a dual C-arm design for faster and more efficient operation and high-speed 3D studies.
CT drives new Siemens product launch at ECR 2016
March 3, 2016 -- VIENNA - A new high-end offering in its dual-source CT product line -- called Somatom Drive -- is the focus of Siemens Healthcare at this week's ECR 2016 meeting.
What's on the mind of the RCR president?
February 19, 2016 -- At the helm of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) is Dr. Giles Maskell. In this interview, he shares his views on topical issues in medical imaging and sheds some light on his work as president of the RCR.
X-ray reveals secrets of Haitian voodoo dolls
February 4, 2016 -- X-ray can help unpack the secrets of the Haitian practice of voodoo, according to a pictorial review published in the Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging.
Revealed: Why the duchess was so ugly
February 3, 2016 -- Radiologists from Malta have shed new light on "The Ugly Duchess," a famous early 16th century painting by the Flemish artist Quinten Massys. The unfortunate woman suffered from a rare form of Paget's disease, or osteitis deformans.
U.K. litigation figures come under close scrutiny
January 20, 2016 -- A total of 791 litigation claims involving radiology in the U.K. National Health Service and covering a 20-year period have come under the microscope. Chest x-rays, CT, and mammography accounted for two-thirds of these claims.
Fish bones stuck in throat pose huge challenge
January 18, 2016 -- The ingestion of fish bones and other foreign bodies and their impaction in the upper aerodigestive tract is a common emergency, and radiologists must keep aware of the range of pitfalls in interpretation that can affect patient management, according to prize-winning research from Spain.