Dear CT Insider,
Radiographer reporting always arouses strong emotions within the medical imaging community. Opponents have understandable fears over quality and erosion of radiology's turf, while supporters believe there's plenty of work to go around, and that role extension among radiographers can help relieve the burden on overstretched radiologists.
The issue cropped up again at this week's U.K. Radiological Congress. Researchers with a long track record in the field presented new evidence about radiographer reporting of head CT scans. Their findings are worth a close look. To do so, click here.
Dr. Mathias Prokop is one of Europe's leading CT experts and is always worth listening to. Last week, he captivated delegates at the International Society for Computed Tomography meeting in San Francisco. What did he speak about? For the full story, click here.
Progress in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer has been painfully slow over recent years, but thankfully some advances are now taking place. Don't miss our report about how radiologists at the Technical University of Munich are using dual-energy spectral CT to improve therapy planning. Get the full details here.
Conebeam CT-guided proton therapy remains a technique of huge clinical promise, according to Tony Lomax, PhD, from the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland. He's convinced it offers major benefits compared with MR-guided radiotherapy. Click here to learn more.
Another emerging area is the use of advanced software for evaluating CT scans of stroke patients, particularly for assessing stroke severity and identifying patients who will not benefit from thrombectomy. To find out more, click here.
This letter highlights just a few of the many articles posted over recent weeks in the CT Community. For the full list, please check out the lineup below.