4 key clinical areas emerge for optimum use of PET/MRI
August 17, 2022 -- The question today isn't why PET/MRI hybrid scanners should be used over PET/CT but how they can be best put to use. This is the view of a top German specialist in hybrid imaging, who points to four major applications in which PET/MRI is proving to be a game changer. Read More
Europe puts renewed emphasis on patient communication
August 16, 2022 -- Patient communication in radiology departments is critical to the delivery of value-based care, and radiologists must adapt to the available technologies and the changing needs of patients and their desire for more engagement, leading European experts have asserted. Read More
Do referring clinicians consider radiation risk when ordering CT?
August 16, 2022 -- More referring clinicians than anticipated take radiation risk into account when they order CT scans for their patients, it seems. That's a key finding of a new global survey led by the highly respected Madan Rehani, PhD. Read More
German team unveils progress in planning breast cancer treatment
August 15, 2022 -- Cross-sectional supplemental imaging with MRI and CT can improve sensitivity when detecting tumors in axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer patients, researchers from Würzburg have reported. They published their results on 10 August in Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology. Read More
Russia invests in nuclear medicine research facility in Bolivia
August 15, 2022 -- Bolivia has opened a nuclear research center in La Paz -- more than 4000 m above sea level. The $300 million facility is the world's highest-altitude site producing medical radioisotopes, and is a joint effort between the Bolivian Nuclear Energy Agency and the Russian giant Rosatom. Read More
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
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