Italian study shows need for urgent action on dose December 15, 2015 -- New research from Italy -- thought to be the first of its kind -- has identified an alarming lack of awareness of radiation protection among radiographers, as well as providing a checklist of practical steps to improve dose awareness.
Meet a retired radiologist who reads up to 30K scans a year December 8, 2015 -- Flexible home reporting by experienced professionals can help ease the backlog of scans. U.K. radiologist Dr. Richard Harries retired five years ago, but still keeps extremely busy and manages a heavy workload. How does he do it?
Tomosynthesis boosts accuracy in cancer cases December 7, 2015 -- Digital tomosynthesis can improve the diagnostic accuracy and confidence of chest radiography in oncologic patients with suspected pulmonary lesions, and it allows CT to be skipped in about 50% of cases, Italian researchers found in a study published online on 1 December by European Radiology.
Are patients ready to communicate with radiologists? December 7, 2015 -- A new survey from Belgium has revealed patients continue to be confused about the role and scope of the radiologist. Almost 50% of surveyed patients did not even realize radiologists were doctors, according to the article published online on 29 November by Acta Radiologica.
Paris attacks: Radiology on the front line November 25, 2015 -- After the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November, ambulance and hospital workers became front-line personnel fighting to save lives, and the city's imaging departments were closely involved. Three senior radiologists, two of whom are former ECR presidents, talk about their experiences.
Tomo-CAD combo targets lung cancer screening November 25, 2015 -- What if you had a lung cancer screening modality that was better than x-ray and nearly as good as CT, but with less radiation and expense? Researchers from Hungary are investigating the idea with a digital tomosynthesis system that they assembled themselves, along with homegrown computer-aided detection (CAD) software.
ESSR: Keep in mind metal around the shoulder November 19, 2015 -- Developing a greater appreciation of the many complications that can occur after shoulder surgery improves interactions between radiologists and orthopedic specialists, according to award-winning work presented at the 2015 congress of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR).
Home reporting is not a bed of roses, warns RCR November 10, 2015 -- Flexible home working can lead to a shift of resources away from radiology departments, and it encourages less contact with colleagues and the de-skilling of radiologists doing predominantly remote reporting, according to the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
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.