Hybrid imaging remains a mixed bag across Europe
June 10, 2019 -- Hybrid imaging practice is notably heterogeneous, training programs and qualification options are limited, and integrated, interdisciplinary PET/CT reporting is not implemented ubiquitously, a large European survey has found. Read More
DRG prepares to unveil book at 100th congress in Leipzig
May 24, 2019 -- The German Radiological Society (DRG) is to launch a new book about medical imaging's current and future role during the upcoming 100th German Radiology Congress (RöKo 2019), which begins in Leipzig on 29 May. Read More
AIPES changes name to Nuclear Medicine Europe
May 23, 2019 -- The Association of Imaging Producers & Equipment Suppliers (AIPES) has changed its name to Nuclear Medicine Europe (NM-EU). The new name reflects the group's aims to represent industry's interests more effectively and improve its brand identity. The first president of NM-EU is Antonis Kalemis, PhD. Read More
PET/CT ties ischemia risk to artery inflammation
May 20, 2019 -- PET/CT images are offering evidence of a link between vascular patterns at the time of diagnosis for giant cell arteritis and a patient's risk of an ischemic event, Spanish researchers explained in a study published online on 12 May in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Read More
AI predicts myocardial infarction, death in patients at risk of CAD
May 13, 2019 -- By analyzing clinical and hybrid imaging data, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict which patients will go on to experience myocardial infarction or death during long-term follow-up, according to research from Finland presented at this week's International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT in Lisbon. Read More
How to train the medical physicists of the future
May 10, 2019 -- At the recent European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology meeting in Milan, a debate examined the skills that medical physicists will require in 10 years' time and asked how training for medical physicists specializing in radiation oncology should develop over the next decade. Five expert speakers presented their thoughts -- and then let the audience decide. Read More
New breast CAD advances detection with MRI, PET
May 3, 2019 -- Researchers from Austria have developed a new computer-aided segmentation and diagnostic (CAD) algorithm to distinguish between cancerous and benign breast lesions using PET and MRI data. Their study was published online on 27 April in European Radiology Experimental. Read More