Saudi team releases new findings on MERS virus May 2, 2016 -- Research from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), underlines how imaging investigations can help early detection and management of disease progression, thereby playing a crucial role in predicting patient outcome.
Cardiac cath radiation exacts toll on health personnel April 14, 2016 -- Radiation from cardiac catheterization procedures is taking a heavy toll on cath lab personnel, according to a new study published April 12 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. Italian researchers found higher rates of orthopedic problems, cataracts, skin lesions, and even anxiety and depression in cath lab workers.
Rio's Olympic squad to learn from Baku, London Games April 13, 2016 -- As the countdown continues to the opening of the Rio Olympics on 5 August, the organizers of the imaging service can learn from new data released about the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the 2012 Olympics in London.
Imaging holds key in war on drug mules April 13, 2016 -- Novel means of concealment used by traffickers, plus the growing frequency of transporting liquids, pose major challenges for radiologists involved in the detection of illicit drugs, according to researchers from Turkey.
Oxford team focuses on outcome in ankle injuries April 5, 2016 -- The severity of a soft-tissue ankle injury as determined by initial classification based on radiological findings is not always an accurate predictor of outcome at six months, according to new research from the U.K.
Getting patient consent requires sensitivity, tact March 30, 2016 -- Obtaining informed consent is an important part of radiologists' work, but rarely do they give it sufficient thought and attention, note two leading German experts. In this interview, they give practical hints and suggestions for obtaining patient consent.
Belgians unveil optimal protocol for full-spine radiography March 15, 2016 -- Researchers from Belgium have identified an optimal protocol for whole-spine radiographs using antiscatter grids and filtration. The protocol cut radiation dose by around 70% for the posteroanterior view and 30% for lateral view.
Interventional radiology needs accurate dose tracking March 6, 2016 -- VIENNA - Radiation dose from interventional radiology procedures continues to increase, and it's critical to have mechanisms to estimate and track dose accurately for both patients and equipment operators, according to a presentation on Sunday at ECR 2016.
Industry repositions digital x-ray to meet new clinical challenges March 6, 2016 -- Imaging professionals need their equipment to be practical and adaptable, so the new digital x-ray technologies on display in the exhibition halls at ECR 2016 have been designed to produce high-quality diagnostic images across a range of clinical applications, while allowing the patient to maintain a comfortable (and dignified) posture.
Success in sports injuries relies on defining technical and clinical approach March 5, 2016 -- Sports injuries pose unique challenges that set them apart in the world of radiology, particularly when highly driven patients are keen to return to their discipline. Against this demanding backdrop, sports radiologists have to draw on their knowledge, experience, and colleagues from other specialties to correctly define the nature of the injury and expedite swift and effective therapy.