PET/MRI can provide boost for bone infection diagnosis
August 12, 2022 -- A group of orthopedic surgeons in the Netherlands are convinced that medical staff with access to PET/MRI should consider the hybrid modality over other imaging techniques for diagnosing patients with suspected chronic osteomyelitis. Read More
'A diagnostic revolutionary' -- the legacy of Godfrey Hounsfield
August 11, 2022 -- CT has become a vital form of medical imaging that is ubiquitous throughout the world, offering powerful insights into the human body. Most of the credit for the development of CT goes to Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, the U.K. scientist who developed the first CT scanner in 1971. Read More
Don't resist change and risk becoming 'the dino-radiologist'
August 11, 2022 -- It's essential not to be afraid of the second digital revolution in healthcare, where artificial intelligence and machine learning have come to dominate: Radiologists will not disappear and become extinct, as happened with the dinosaurs. That's the view of Prof. Andrea Laghi from Rome. Read More
Be your own boss: How to achieve success in private practice
August 10, 2022 -- Setting up your own radiology practice is a long and time-consuming process, but it brings rewards and control, says Prof. Dr. Nina Schwenzer. In this Q&A interview, Schwenzer and Dr. Ulrike Engelmayer from Bavaria, Germany, give tips on self-employment. Read More
Timely reflections on radiology demand management
August 9, 2022 -- Managing the demand for medical imaging is a hot topic. When it’s cheaper and easier to get a scan than a senior and holistic medical opinion, the demand for imaging will only rise. How can we improve the situation? Dr. Chris Hammond investigates. Read More
MRI developer and scientist Dr. Raymond Damadian dies at 86
August 9, 2022 -- Dr. Raymond Damadian, considered by some people to be the "father of MRI," died on 3 August at the age of 86. Damadian was an important figure in the early development of the modality, and he generated controversy and debate right up to his death. Read More
Which evidence-based indications point to the use of PET/CT?
August 8, 2022 -- A multidisciplinary team of U.K. experts has produced a comprehensive guide to help determine when the clinical use of PET/CT is justified. The 86-page document can be downloaded free of charge. Read More
NELSON lung screening protocol beats NLST for cancer detection
August 8, 2022 -- In a face-off between CT lung cancer screening trials, the protocol used to analyze lung nodules in the Dutch-Belgian Randomized Lung Cancer Screening (NELSON) trial proved more sensitive than that used in the U.S. National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). Read More
Analysis shows Europe-wide CT lung screening would save lives
August 7, 2022 -- Rolling out a population-based CT lung cancer screening program across Europe would prevent 18,000 premature lung cancer deaths at a cost of 937 million euros, according to a budget impact analysis presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 2022 World Conference on Lung Cancer on 7 August. Read More
RANZCR: Workforce challenges face radiation oncology in New Zealand
August 5, 2022 -- A shortage of radiation oncologists may be looming in New Zealand, according to the results of a survey that are being presented at this week's New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2022, hosted by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). Read More
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