RADIOLOGY NEWS
High mammography recall rates show diminishing returns
February 19, 2019 -- A new analysis of more than 11 million breast screening exams from the English National Health Service program has shown that increases in recall rates above defined levels are nearly always associated with false-positive recalls and a very small increase in detection of low/intermediate-grade ductal carcinoma in situ.  Discuss
ESR-CIRSE survey analyzes interventional radiology
February 18, 2019 -- A joint survey performed by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) has produced a number of revelations regarding the health of interventional radiology in Europe. Researchers have made several recommendations to address personnel shortages in the discipline.  Discuss
AI predicts ovarian cancer survival on CT scans
February 15, 2019 -- Researchers from the U.K. and Australia have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of predicting the survival rate of patients with ovarian cancer by analyzing their contrast-enhanced CT scans, according to an article published online on 15 February in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Dual detector combines nuclear and fluoroscopic imaging
February 15, 2019 -- Dutch researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of using a flat-panel x-ray detector combined with a gamma camera to allow simultaneous acquisition of fluoroscopic and nuclear images. The instrument could provide clinicians with anatomical information not currently available using nuclear imaging alone.  Discuss
ANSTO bid to close nearby pistol range riles gun lovers
February 15, 2019 -- A group of Australian gun owners are up in arms over a proposal by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) to close a shooting range that's located near ANSTO's nuclear facility in Lucas Heights, outside of Sydney.  Discuss
3D printing advances in ear, nose, and throat
February 14, 2019 -- A group of international researchers has highlighted that 3D printing is emerging as a key technology in the management of ear, nose, and throat conditions. In an article recently published online in Laryngoscope, they contend that the growing demand for 3D printing will bolster collaboration between radiologists and otolaryngologists.  Discuss
Brexit dilemma: Do I stay or do I go?
February 13, 2019 -- As the 29 March deadline for the U.K.'s planned departure from the European Union draws ever closer, some radiologists are determined to stay, while others have already left. AuntMinnieEurope.com looks at the personal stories of those caught up in the political stalemate.  Discuss
Radiologist training academy opens in Wales
February 13, 2019 -- A new academy dedicated to training radiologists has opened in Wales. Located in Pencoed, the National Imaging Academy Wales is the first dedicated facility for radiologist training.  Discuss
Meet the winners of the 2019 EuroMinnies
February 12, 2019 -- After two rounds of voting and much careful deliberation, the expert panel for the inaugural edition of the EuroMinnies awards has decided on the winners in eight categories. Find out who the judges have selected in AuntMinnieEurope.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in European medical imaging.  Discuss
Annual breast screening in younger women wins support
February 12, 2019 -- For women between ages 35 and 39 who have a family history of breast cancer, annual screening would be highly effective in detecting tumors earlier, according to the findings of a large U.K. trial published on 10 February in the Lancet's online journal, EClinicalMedicine.  Discuss
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