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.
Migrants: How to determine age on pelvic x-rays September 16, 2016 -- In an attempt to assist decision-makers in the migrant crisis, Turkish researchers have redoubled their efforts to identify an accurate way of evaluating bone age using pelvic radiographs in young adults.
ESC: No benefit in treating extracoronary lesions August 30, 2016 -- Treating asymptomatic extracoronary artery disease provides no extra benefit to high-risk patients compared with a less aggressive approach that treats only symptomatic disease, according to a report presented on Monday at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress in Rome.
Germany orders 20% reduction in DRLs for radiation dose August 25, 2016 -- Stating that more progress is needed in reducing patient exposure to radiation dose, German regulatory authorities on Tuesday announced a 20% reduction in diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for radiation from medical imaging procedures. The move could require some facilities to replace aging equipment.
Total scans at Rio Olympics exceeded 1,500 August 24, 2016 -- On the final day of the Olympics in Rio, the number of imaging procedures burst through the 1,500 barrier, said Chief Medical Officer Dr. João Grangeiro. By 5 p.m. Brazil time on Sunday, 862 MRI, 460 x-ray, and 178 ultrasound exams had been performed.
Rio 2016 polyclinic opens its doors August 3, 2016 -- The Rio Olympics begin on Friday. Two MRI systems, plus three digital x-ray and four ultrasound units, will be housed in the 3,500-sq-m polyclinic, which stays open until 18 September. We take a peep inside the building.
Medical physics: Future directions and current status July 29, 2016 -- Where is medical physics now, and where might it be in 60 years' time? And what have been the key moments in the evolution of medical physics? These questions were addressed in a symposium at London's Imperial College.
Interventional radiology from head to toe July 27, 2016 -- Interventional radiologists are like strikers in a football match: Both depend on other players passing the ball to them, says Dr. Christian Stroszczynski, the new head of the German Society for Interventional Radiology and Minimally Invasive Therapy. In this interview, he reveals his aims during his term in office.
Act now on lumbar spine x-ray referrals, U.K. group urges July 26, 2016 -- All referring physicians must be made more aware of the current guidelines for requesting lumbar spine radiographs, as well as the legal responsibilities, to make certain the correct investigation is requested to answer the clinical question, U.K. researchers have advocated.
Training can boost accuracy of radiographers' reporting July 5, 2016 -- Appropriate training methods for radiographers have a substantial impact on their ability to interpret images accurately, according to research conducted in Singapore and presented at the 2016 U.K. Radiological Congress in Liverpool.