SERAM: The golden circle of success for radiologists
May 25, 2018 -- PAMPLONA, Spain - Radiologists should think of their specialty as more than just a job, according to presentations on 24 May opening the Spanish Society of Medical Radiology (SERAM) biennial congress. The discussion included talks on artificial intelligence, big data, and robotics -- technologies that are here to stay, the speakers noted.  Discuss
Could legal liability sink breast screening in Ireland?
May 25, 2018 -- The prospect of growing legal costs in the Republic of Ireland's national breast screening program could threaten the ongoing viability of the service. The director of the program told news media on 24 May that she has received an increasing number of letters from lawyers representing women whose cancers may have been missed.  Discuss
Lancet: Global healthcare access, quality has improved
May 25, 2018 -- Global access to healthcare and its quality improved between 2000 and 2016, but there are major variations between countries around the globe, according to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study published online on 23 May in the Lancet.  Discuss
Health warning: Experts spell out Brexit risks
May 24, 2018 -- BRUSSELS - Brexit could be devastating for the nuclear medicine sector, disrupting the free flow of radioisotopes and movement of medical imaging staff between the U.K. and the rest of the European Union, medical experts and politicians warned in Brussels on 23 May.  Discuss
Ultrasound finds more pneumonia than x-ray
May 24, 2018 -- Lung ultrasound finds more cases of pneumonia in children and young adults than chest radiography does, according to a study published online on May 11 in the journal Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Spain bids to make up for lost time on CT dose
May 23, 2018 -- The deadline for European Union countries to transpose the European Atomic Energy Community radiation protection directive into national law passed on 6 February, but Spain failed to comply and is now taking belated action to meet its obligations. What's more, a fierce debate over CT use is continuing.  Discuss
Research spotlights breast screening shortfall in Iran
May 22, 2018 -- New research has shown that the number of women undergoing mammography screening in Iran is far from satisfactory. While breast screening can save lives, the study has highlighted significant gaps in the country's screening strategy for safeguarding its target population.  Discuss
Dual-energy CT proves optimal for proton planning
May 21, 2018 -- Proton therapy plans rely on estimates of particle range in the patient with the CT numbers converted into proton stopping-power ratios, but this approach limits treatment accuracy. Dual-energy CT can help determine particle range and calculate treatment plans, German research has found.  Discuss
Strickland welcomes U.K. government statement on AI
May 21, 2018 -- It's vital to harness the full potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to treat cancer and improve research, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said in a speech on Monday that has been welcomed by Royal College of Radiologists President Dr. Nicola Strickland.  Discuss
German trial to test synthesized 2D DBT images
May 18, 2018 -- German researchers are starting a clinical trial to test digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus synthesized 2D mammography images versus standard full-field digital mammography for breast screening, according to a BMJ Open article published on 14 May.  Discuss
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