ESR seeks to demystify biomarkers
September 9, 2019 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has issued a detailed set of recommendations designed to promote the use of validated imaging biomarkers as clinical decision-making tools. Prof. Nandita deSouza explains the rationale behind this initiative.  Discuss
ESC: Cancer cases rise in developed world
September 3, 2019 -- Fresh statistics presented at this week's European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress in Paris confirm that cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, while heart disease burden persists in less prosperous countries.  Discuss
U.K. groups seek urgent answers on radioisotopes
August 2, 2019 -- Radiology and nuclear medicine groups have urged U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson to provide some answers to outstanding questions about radioisotope supply ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit. They've demanded assurances about product supply and costs to the National Health Service.  Discuss
PET/MRI develops growing role in cervical cancer
July 22, 2019 -- PET/MRI can become an increasingly valuable modality for the early-stage diagnosis of cervical cancer, especially when the disease spreads to the parametrium, according to a study published on 17 July in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
PET makes progress in determining Alzheimer's risk
July 22, 2019 -- A Swedish-led group has developed a novel technique that uses florbetapir-PET scans for tracking beta-amyloid accumulation in adults to gauge the risk of progression to Alzheimer's disease. The investigators published their findings online on 17 July in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Bracco gets set to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics
July 8, 2019 -- Contrast manufacturer Bracco Imaging is moving ahead with its plan to acquire molecular imaging company Blue Earth Diagnostics for over 390 million euros, with an additional closing adjustment estimated at 22 million euros. The deal is likely to be completed in the autumn.  Discuss
Germans use spectroscopy to cut beam-range uncertainty
July 5, 2019 -- German scientists are convinced that measuring the energy of gamma rays emitted during helium-ion radiotherapy can provide real-time verification of the beam's range in the patient. They have shown how to define the size of the range error in particle therapy, allowing more precise treatments with greater sparing of healthy tissue.  Discuss
Which imaging modality is best for ovarian cancer?
July 4, 2019 -- FDG-PET/CT is more accurate than contrast-enhanced CT for detecting primary ovarian cancer, but due to CT's wide availability, cost-effectiveness, and quick interpretation by junior radiologists, it is preferred on a daily basis, attendees learned at the recent World Congress on obstetrics and gynecology in London.  Discuss
German group secures top molecular award
June 27, 2019 -- Researchers from Heidelberg, Germany, have won this year's Image of the Year prize at the annual Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting in Anaheim, California, U.S., for their radiotracer that can detect 28 different types of cancer.  Discuss
European Diploma in Radiology: How it works
June 21, 2019 -- The European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) has become a benchmark for medical specialty examinations in Europe. But what do you actually need to know about the EDiR, how is it organized, and how can it boost your career? Prof. Laura Oleaga Zufiría explains.  Discuss