RADIOLOGY NEWS
Prescan tutorial eases patient concerns about PET/CT
August 16, 2018 -- Giving patients knowledge of what to expect from an upcoming FDG-PET/CT scan can go a long way toward helping them to relax and improving their experience, according to a study published online August 3 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology.  Discuss
Computer scientists may hold trump cards in AI's future
August 15, 2018 -- Unlike traditional areas of research that require clinician supervision, investigations of artificial intelligence (AI) imaging are likely to be driven by computer scientists, and this may restrict the input of radiologists and sit uncomfortably with them, writes Dr. Simon Wong.  Discuss
DBT's benefits vary between Europe and the U.S.
August 15, 2018 -- A new meta-analysis has reaffirmed the value of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast screening, with DBT detecting more cancers with fewer recalls. But DBT's effect varied significantly between the U.S. and Europe, according to results published online August 9 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
3D printing facilitates complex spinal surgery
August 14, 2018 -- Dutch researchers have developed a workflow involving 3D virtual and 3D-printed models that may change how complex spinal surgeries are managed. Using this new technique, surgeons were able to repair a 12-year-old girl's severe and debilitating spinal deformity.  Discuss
Flat-panel CT proves value in temporal bone
August 14, 2018 -- Flat-panel CT of the temporal bone yields higher image quality than 128-slice CT with comparable overall effective doses, according to an Italian study published in the September edition of the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Micro-CT enhances resolution of 3D-printed models
August 13, 2018 -- Offering more than 100 times the image resolution of MRI and CT, micro-CT may serve as an alternative to standard imaging modalities in the production of 3D-printed models -- especially for tiny, complex structures, according to research from London's leading pediatric center.  Discuss
Fast thoracic MRI emerges as alternative to chest x-ray
August 10, 2018 -- How does MRI compare with chest x-ray in detecting cardiac and noncardiac findings? Very similarly, according to new research from Italy. Both modalities identified pulmonary nodules, had similar pulmonary nodule detection rates, and more.  Discuss
Radiology mourns forensic expert Dr. Hermann Vogel
August 10, 2018 -- The creator and organizer of a series of special exhibitions at ECR, Dr. Hermann Vogel, died on 30 July at the age of 76. A recognized international expert in forensic imaging, he made over 40 trips to war zones and areas of crisis across the globe to investigate human rights abuses.  Discuss
Strongly worded PET/CT reports influence follow-up
August 9, 2018 -- When radiologists use strong, specific follow-up recommendations in FDG-PET/CT reports, referring physicians are more likely to follow their advice -- and find cancers, according to a Dutch study published online July 29 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Change beckons in advanced visualization market
August 9, 2018 -- The market for advanced visualization in medical imaging is shifting away from the traditional workstation and toward software that is capable of integrating with a wide range of tools and interfaces, according to a new report by Signify Research.
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