Irish get rave reviews for plain-film checklist
December 21, 2016 -- To help everybody who finds plain-film reporting challenging, award-winning Irish researchers have crafted a two-page checklist that can be used and referred to during the reporting process. The team won a certificate of merit at RSNA 2016 for its efforts.  Discuss
Open SESAME: Jordan's bold experiment puts science first
December 16, 2016 -- The international research facility Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) underlines the rapid pace of scientific advancement in the region, but a lack of funds may prevent the project from reaching full capacity.  Discuss
Phase-contrast imaging can cut mammogram dose
December 12, 2016 -- Optimized x-ray phase-contrast imaging could deliver comparable image quality to mammography, but at a much lower dose, a European research project has found. The technique was demonstrated using a synchrotron source, but is compatible with lab-based, polychromatic x-ray sources.  Discuss
Dance movie helps raise radiology's profile on social media
December 9, 2016 -- Originally shown as part of World Radiography Day and International Day of Radiology on 8 November, an innovative dance movie called "Unknown Quantity" has thrown radiology into sharper focus as it seeks to explore the dynamic among patients, medics, and machines.  Discuss
Report: Radiologist shortage grows in Europe
November 15, 2016 -- Further evidence has emerged of the increasing skills shortage across Europe. The population pyramid of radiologists in France could be seen as a ticking time bomb, while growth rates of CT and MRI in Sweden have continuously exceeded growth rates of practicing radiologists.  Discuss
Augmented reality C-arm remakes lower-limb surgery
November 8, 2016 -- Aligning the lower limbs for orthopedic surgery is a tough job now made easier with the use of an augmented realty C-Arm technique, said researchers from Munich, Germany, in the November edition of International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.  Discuss
Ultrasound in the bush: From Paris to Madagascar
October 26, 2016 -- At the end of her radiology training, Dr. Anne Fustier dreamt of free time, travel, and adventure. She spent nine months in Madagascar and now is convinced that travel broadens the mind and ultrasound has major benefits in humanitarian medical practice.  Discuss
JFR: 29 points to safeguard radiology's future
October 19, 2016 -- Radiology's in vital need of reform. That's a key conclusion of the latest publication from France's influential Professional Council of Radiology, which was unveiled at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR) congress and contains 29 proposals to ensure the profession's bright future.  Discuss
U.K. team determines age of patella ossification
October 18, 2016 -- The patella ossifies in children between the age of 2 and 6, and there is a clear gender difference, with all girls having an ossified patella before their 5th birthday, according to researchers from a top London hospital. Moreover, girls have larger patella ossification centers.  Discuss
Ghost imaging could lead to lower x-ray doses
September 29, 2016 -- Ghost imaging generates images by analyzing correlations between two light beams, the more powerful of which doesn't bounce off the object in question. The technique has been demonstrated at visible and infrared wavelengths, but now two international groups have extended it to the x-ray region.  Discuss