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Medical imaging plays role in diagnosis and follow-up of MERS
February 3, 2014 -- Patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) have a unique presentation that clinicians are learning to recognize -- and medical imaging plays a role in both diagnosing and following up cases, according to researchers from Saudi Arabia in a new paper in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Crystal-ball gazing: Top 3 imaging market predictions in 2014
January 28, 2014 -- As ECR 2014 in Vienna approaches, now is a good time to consider the key trends in the medical imaging market. Four business analysts from IHS Technology provide their main predictions for this year in digital x-ray, ultrasound, CT, and MRI.
Digital chest tomo saves money, reduces need for CT exam
January 27, 2014 -- Using digital chest tomosynthesis in patients with suspected thoracic lesions decreased per-patient diagnostic imaging costs, resulting in approximately 8,000 euros saved per year, and reduced the need for a CT scan by nearly 75%, according to a new study by Italian researchers.
Online imager detects deformable motion
January 24, 2014 -- An online x-ray imaging system could provide 3D deformable motion tracking for use in scanned proton therapy, according to researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen, Switzerland.
Charles Dotter's attack on arteriosclerotic obstructions
January 15, 2014 -- This week marks the 50th anniversary of Charles Dotter's first ever percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. The event transformed the practice of radiology, explains history columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas. He describes the first case and the global development of the procedure.
Radiology under the Nazis
January 6, 2014 -- Radiologists and radiographers played a key role in the medical practices implemented during the Nazi era, including forced sterilization on the grounds of "racial hygiene," screening for tuberculosis, and using x-rays in castration. A new exhibit, to be shown in Hamburg, Germany, aims to tell the full story.
Antoine Béclère and the origins of French radiology
December 23, 2013 -- Antoine Béclère is one of the greats of radiology. At his own expense, he opened France's first department of radiology in 1897, and he was president of the third International Congress of Radiology, held in Paris in 1931, writes our history columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas.
Austrians and Germans look ahead to joint 2014 congress
December 18, 2013 -- For only the seventh time in their respective histories, the German Radiology Society and the Austrian Radiology Society are collaborating on a combined congress to be held in May in Hamburg, Germany, under the slogan "Radiology is diagnosis and therapy."
X-ray fluorescence enables molecular CT
December 12, 2013 -- A novel x-ray fluorescence imaging system could enable molecular CT using nonradioactive high-Z tracers, German researchers have found. Although conventional CT does not provide functional information, recent advances in the imaging of high-Z elements have spurred interest in molecular CT.
X-ray fluorescence systems start to display their value
November 25, 2013 -- X-ray fluorescence units can offer improved detection sensitivity to gold nanoparticles at greater depths compared with current techniques, according to medical physicists from the U.K. and Italy.
Digital tomo can guide lung stereotactic body radiotherapy
November 15, 2013 -- Image guidance using motion-compensated digital tomosynthesis has the potential to improve targeting accuracy during treatment of lung cancer patients, according to researchers from The Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam.
French show how to optimize patient dose in lower limb scans
November 14, 2013 -- Using a stereoradiography system on the lower limbs in a standing position to calculate patients' morphologic and static parameters can result in a much lower x-ray dose to the ovaries and testes than with CT, French researchers have found.
Radiology 20/20 vision: Will science fiction become reality?
November 13, 2013 -- LONDON - Radiology must fully embrace new training pathways and translational research so that young doctors are capable of progressing research from the laboratory to the clinic, a senior radiologist noted in a broad-ranging, visionary, public lecture on Thursday evening.
John Macintyre and the world's first x-ray department
November 13, 2013 -- The world's first x-ray department opened at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in March 1896 and was started by John Macintyre. The Scottish city has a rich radiological heritage that Dr. Adrian Thomas reveals in his latest history column.
Work more closely with rheumatologists, urge U.K. experts
November 8, 2013 -- Better cooperation between radiologists and rheumatologists is essential to ensure imaging is used cost-effectively to provide clinical information on diagnosis, prognosis, and serial assessment with the least risk and inconvenience to the patient, two U.K. researchers said.
Act now to remove the fear from emergency radiology
November 6, 2013 -- Emergency radiology is an increasingly important field, as shown by last weekend's event, "Fit for the Specialist: Emergency Without Crisis," held in Berlin. Dr. Stefan Wirth, scientific director of the meeting and program planning officer of the European Society of Emergency Radiology, shares his experiences.

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