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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.
Why expert speakers so often disappoint us
October 16, 2013 -- Disappointing lectures by noted experts abound. The reasons vary, but a mild anticlimax is commonplace. Dr. Paul McCoubrie shares in his latest column the reason that is the case: Often the speaker doesn't know how to simplify his or her presentation.
Unveiled: 10-point plan of action for managing dose
October 15, 2013 -- The European Society of Radiology has revealed its latest thinking and strategy for radiation protection. It wants greater use to be made of CT dose recording and dose repositories, and is launching a campaign at ECR 2014 in March.
World expert on soft-tissue tumors, Arthur De Schepper, dies
October 14, 2013 -- Dr. Arthur De Schepper was a greatly admired radiologist. He was a world authority on soft-tissue tumors, created the "Antwerp school of radiology" in Belgium, and wrote hundreds of poems. Two colleagues, Drs. Paul Parizel and Jan Bosmans, pay tribute to him.
Lancet: Angiography busts theory of venous link to MS
October 14, 2013 -- Countering prior findings that cerebrospinal venous narrowing and multiple sclerosis (MS) go hand in hand, a study incorporating both x-ray venography and ultrasound found that venous narrowing is unrelated to MS. The new results were published online on 9 October in Lancet.
Brain stones: Between a rock and a hard place?
October 9, 2013 -- Brain stones -- large solid intracranial calcifications -- are more common than previously thought, and while MRI sequences can be useful adjuncts, CT is now the mainstay in identifying and characterizing these intriguing items, Belgian researchers have asserted.
Bone suppression tool can cut missed pulmonary nodules
October 3, 2013 -- Bone suppression computer-aided detection software can provide a significant boost for diagnosis of pulmonary nodules, especially those of moderate and subtle conspicuity, Dutch researchers have reported.
International Day of Radiology focuses on thoracic imaging
October 1, 2013 -- The vital role played by imaging in the detection, diagnosis, and management of lung diseases will be the prime focus of the 2013 International Day of Radiology, which will take place on 8 November. Also, more patient groups will participate in this year's event.
JFR: Imaging must combat social inequalities of cancer care
September 25, 2013 -- Cancer imaging will come under the spotlight during next month's Journées Françaises de Radiologie Diagnostique et Interventionnelle (JFR) in Paris, but controversy persists over the inequality to prevention, screening, and shortage of MRI units.

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