FDG-PET/CT can provide valuable esophageal cancer updates
August 28, 2018 -- FDG-PET/CT could be very helpful in calculating the risk of developing interval metastasis during neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer, and it could lead to other more appropriate restaging modalities for patients.  Discuss
CCTA biomarker may predict mortality from heart disease
August 28, 2018 -- The use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to measure fatty tissue around arteries could help predict the risk of mortality from heart disease, according to research published online on 28 August in the Lancet and being presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Munich.  Discuss
SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41%
August 25, 2018 -- Patients with chest pain who underwent coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with standard care had a markedly lower rate of myocardial infarction or death from coronary artery disease than those who only received standard care in a new study, published on August 25 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Concealed drug packets can have fatal complications
August 22, 2018 -- When it comes to potential drug mules, it's vital to remain vigilant and become familiar with where the packets may be hidden and how they appear on both CT and x-ray images, according to new research.  Discuss
5 risk factors help predict brain hemorrhage on CT
August 17, 2018 -- U.K. researchers have identified five factors -- including contrast leakage on CT scans -- that may indicate a higher risk of continued bleeding in the brain of stroke patients. Checking for these factors may help improve survival, according to an article published online on August 14 in Lancet Neurology.  Discuss
Flat-panel CT proves value in temporal bone
August 14, 2018 -- Flat-panel CT of the temporal bone yields higher image quality than 128-slice CT with comparable overall effective doses, according to an Italian study published in the September edition of the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Micro-CT enhances resolution of 3D-printed models
August 13, 2018 -- Offering more than 100 times the image resolution of MRI and CT, micro-CT may serve as an alternative to standard imaging modalities in the production of 3D-printed models -- especially for tiny, complex structures, according to research from London's leading pediatric center.  Discuss
Radiology mourns forensic expert Dr. Hermann Vogel
August 10, 2018 -- The creator and organizer of a series of special exhibitions at ECR, Dr. Hermann Vogel, died on 30 July at the age of 76. A recognized international expert in forensic imaging, he made over 40 trips to war zones and areas of crisis across the globe to investigate human rights abuses.  Discuss
Augmented reality device aids interventional oncology
July 31, 2018 -- An Italian-led research team has developed a technique that can use augmented reality instead of conventional intraprocedural imaging to guide needle insertion for interventional procedures, according to research published online on 31 July in European Radiology Experimental.  Discuss
Can AI enhance the utility of breast conebeam CT?
July 30, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for breast conebeam CT (CBCT) studies can accurately differentiate between benign and malignant breast lesions, potentially improving the real-world performance of radiologists reading CBCT images, according to a Web-exclusive paper in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss