RADIOLOGY NEWS
New PET tracers show immense promise in cancer imaging
March 22, 2019 -- Researchers from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg have reported that two new radiotracers achieved substantially shorter image acquisition times than FDG-PET scans and required no fasting or dietary changes in a new study in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. This may give a timely boost to cancer detection, they say.  Discuss
Italian study finds higher recall rate with annual mammo
March 22, 2019 -- Italian researchers found that younger women who were screened annually with mammography had higher recall rates than older women who had biennial screening, according to a study published online on 18 March in European Radiology.  Discuss
Spanish offer new approach to 3D brain visualization
March 21, 2019 -- Researchers from Spain have developed a technique that allows users to visualize and interact with head MRI and CT scans as 3D models using virtual and augmented reality. The technique relies on proprietary software applications specifically designed for examining radiology images.  Discuss
Swiss strive for best technique in cinematic reconstructions
March 21, 2019 -- Cinematic rendering tends to be very popular with orthopedic surgeons, but radiologists from Switzerland are finding out just how tricky and time-consuming it can be to arrive at the best way to perform these reconstructions.  Discuss
New report finds serious shortage of oncologists in U.K.
March 20, 2019 -- A comprehensive survey by the Royal College of Radiologists has highlighted the scale of the ongoing shortage of oncology staff in the U.K. Its annual census of 62 major cancer centers found more than 7.5% of consultant posts were vacant, and services are maintained only by large amounts of overtime.  Discuss
Why patient communication lies at heart of AI success
March 20, 2019 -- To be an important player in the age of artificial intelligence (AI), radiologists must communicate and interact much more with patients, writes Dr. Andreas Gutzeit. Instead of remaining in the background, we must be empathetic doctors committed to our patients, he says.  Discuss
DBT slashes biopsy rates of benign breast lesions
March 19, 2019 -- U.K. researchers have found that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) reduces the benign biopsy rate by as much as 23 percentage points compared with the full-field digital mammography rate, according to a study published online on 19 March in Radiology.  Discuss
European radiology confronts stern professional challenges
March 19, 2019 -- Collaborate or die. That was the message of the ECR 2019 session "Imaging Professionals within the EU: Radiologists without borders." With Brexit looming large, it allowed experts to discuss how to promote stronger relations and greater cooperation, despite the fragile political climate.  Discuss
What do patients think about radiology AI?
March 19, 2019 -- What do patients know about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology? While they may not understand much about the technology, they do have some thoughts on the subject, according to a qualitative study published online on 14 March in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Renewed focus on dose drives adoption of CT
March 18, 2019 -- Progress in CT dose awareness has been relatively slow in Europe, but combined efforts from both providers and vendors look set to ensure a renewed focus on patient dose and spur a replacement of aging CT systems, according to market analyst Stephen Holloway.  Discuss
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