Three-pronged glioma therapy shows promise
November 5, 2015 -- A combination of x-rays, chemotherapy, and a radiosensitizing drug more than doubled tumor cell death in vitro compared with a radiation-only control, according to Australian research. The combination selectively targets tumor cells and can reduce side effects in patients.
Lung MRI rivals CT in complex pneumonia
November 3, 2015 -- MRI is accurate for detecting problems in children with lower airway tract infection and can pinpoint the dynamics of morphologic changes during treatment, and soon it may replace CT in cases of complicated pneumonia, according to award-winning German research.
Make better use of over 50s, RCR urges
October 28, 2015 -- More careful consideration of workload, work type, and working hours is essential to maximize the expertise of older radiologists and bring huge benefits for the individual practitioner, radiology departments, and patients, according to the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). It is encouraging employers to take urgent action to retain senior staff.
X-ray identifies hip patients at risk of more surgery
October 28, 2015 -- Time and cash spent monitoring every patient with a hip prosthesis can be saved by using a routine radiostereometry procedure to assess prosthesis migration, according to a Swedish expert. The methodology can also be applied to knee implants and spinal, pediatric, and trauma orthopedic surgery.
Get savvy on neonatal chest x-rays
October 20, 2015 -- It's time to brush up your knowledge of neonatal chest x-rays, and doing so will have a positive impact on patient management. That's the view of radiologists who presented their experiences at the 2015 annual meeting of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging, held in Barcelona, Spain.
How CT unraveled curiosities of King Tut
October 14, 2015 -- Ancient Egypt was a great civilization, but what made it great? Investigations on the mummies, including the famous case of Tutankhamun, have provided some answers. In an exclusive interview, Dr. Ashraf Selim speaks about his fascinating work and how CT shed new light on King Tut.
Liquid gold: Lessons learned on the job
October 13, 2015 -- Everybody's read the textbooks, but what are the real golden rules of radiology learned on the job? Following his popular 2013 article, columnist Dr. Paul McCoubrie has a fresh batch of uber-truths that are the very essence of the specialty.
Pro golfers' injuries get close attention
October 9, 2015 -- Male professional golfers have an average age of only 24, and along with their different swing mechanics and increased repetitive strain, this factor results in injury patterns that vary considerably from those of the amateur, according to new research from Leeds, U.K.
Use of chaperones can help in intimate exams
September 23, 2015 -- For anybody with a fear of conducting intimate patient examinations, help is at hand. The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published a special free document that includes practical guidance on the use of chaperones and other hot topics.
Decision model cuts unnecessary wrist x-rays by 22%
September 16, 2015 -- Using a clinical decision model developed by Dutch researchers for pediatric wrist trauma could cut unnecessary emergency x-ray imaging for the condition by 22% -- thereby reducing children's radiation exposure and healthcare costs, according to a study published online in Pediatric Radiology.