Growth in breast tumor size may reflect screening drop
March 23, 2018 -- The average size of breast tumors has increased significantly since 2001, and this may reflect declining screening rates, researchers reported at this week's European Breast Cancer Conference in Barcelona, Spain. The finding is in stark contrast to the 1980s and 1990s, when the average size of tumors decreased dramatically.  Discuss
MRI can advance soft-tissue sarcoma evaluation
March 23, 2018 -- By targeting certain biomarkers, conventional MRI scans can help accurately classify soft-tissue sarcoma after core needle biopsy, according to a French study presented at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
ESUR releases new guidelines on contrast agents
March 22, 2018 -- The European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) has updated its contrast agent guidelines. Its version 10 contains four key changes that will simplify patient management significantly, according to Dr. Henrik Thomsen, chair of the ESUR's Contrast Media Safety Committee.  Discuss
How not to get sued: A guide for radiologists
March 21, 2018 -- Claims against radiologists are not uncommon and in England represented 2.26% of all claims. What are the types of claims faced by radiologists and how can they be avoided? Lawyers Alison Garrett and Joanna Lloyd discuss these issues in a new column.  Discuss
Swiss claim drop in breast cancer not due to mammography
March 21, 2018 -- Breast cancer mortality dropped strongly from the 1990s onward in Switzerland, but is the decline due to mammography screening programs? The authors of a new study published on 14 March in BMJ Open say that's possible, but it could also be due to other factors such as advances in treatment.  Discuss
PET/MRI, PET/CT can add to initial breast cancer staging
March 20, 2018 -- Both PET/MRI and PET/CT perform admirably in the initial staging of breast cancer patients, but there are subtle nuances between the hybrid modalities of which clinicians should be aware, according to a Swiss study presented earlier this month at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
Key PET factors help assess Hodgkin's lymphoma outcome
March 19, 2018 -- Certain quantitative PET parameters can help clinicians predict how well patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma will react to their treatment, according to preliminary results from a study conducted in the Ukraine and presented at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
Siemens Healthineers launches IPO, raising $5.2B
March 16, 2018 -- The Siemens Healthineers division of German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG launched its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) today, raising $5.2 billion U.S. (4.24 billion euros). Shares in the new company immediately rose 6% on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.  Discuss
PET/MRI falls short in lymph node metastases analysis
March 16, 2018 -- While the combination of PET and MRI has shown promise for detecting and characterizing some forms of cancer, the hybrid modality does not match the accuracy of invasive sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma patients, according to a study presented at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
Spanish collect top ECR award for work on elbow imaging
March 15, 2018 -- When it comes to elbow injuries, MRI and MR arthrography are the modalities of choice, but building up the all-important expertise is no simple task, according to researchers from Spain who received a prestigious magna cum laude award at ECR 2018.  Discuss
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