Radiography and medical students benefit from VR training
May 31, 2023 -- Most radiography and medical students appreciate the value of virtual reality (VR) simulation-based training to learn about radiation protection in the interventional radiology suite, an Irish research group reported on 25 May in Radiography. Read More
German group finds wide variations in radiation exposure
May 24, 2023 -- Radiation exposure is generally low among interventional radiologists who perform stroke treatments, yet shows a wide range, underscoring that further work is needed to keep doses as low as possible, a team from Heidelberg University Hospital has reported. Read More
World record achieved in Nepal for x-ray at highest altitude
May 22, 2023 -- Researchers have earned a new world record by conducting a chest x-ray exam of a patient on Mt. Everest in Nepal at a height of 5,364 meters. The team's leader, Mike Cairnie, has been dubbed "the Indiana Jones of radiology". Read More
Mental illness tied to lower cancer screening attendance
May 8, 2023 -- Severe mental illness is tied to lower attendance to cancer screening for breast, bowel, and cervical cancers, a study published on 3 May in the British Journal of Cancer has found. Read More
Modified imaging tool visualizes teeth segmented from bone
April 24, 2023 -- Using new, modified dental imaging reconstruction parameters, a cinematic rendering technique can help to visualize supernumerary and ectopic teeth separated from surrounding bone. Read More
Should more be done to protect female staff from radiation?
April 13, 2023 -- Women working in healthcare who are regularly exposed to radiation from x-rays and other image-guided procedures need better protection to help minimize the risk of breast cancer, according to an editorial posted on 12 April in the BMJ. Read More
Patients with low bone density may be at higher dementia risk
April 3, 2023 -- Individuals with low bone mineral density scores on dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry could be more likely over time to develop dementia, according to a study from Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Read More
How will AI adoption change the future role of radiographers?
March 28, 2023 -- A substantial increase in the clinical implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) is having major impact on radiography practice, a new Swiss survey has shown. Educators must watch events closely to prepare students for the future, says radiographer Mélanie Champendal. Read More
Simple x-ray protocol can reduce radiation dose in obese patients
March 28, 2023 -- Having obese patients use handheld cotton bands to move belly fat during pelvic x-ray examinations can reduce their radiation exposure and improve image quality, a Slovenian study has found. Read More
U.K. team uses imaging to study sleep and obesity
March 27, 2023 -- A study using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scans to image obese patients suggests that increases in visceral body fat may be associated with an individual's quality of sleep, particularly duration, researchers from a top London facility have reported. Read More