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
Novel ultrasound method can boost prostate cancer risk assessment
August 5, 2022 -- A nomogram prediction model that uses contrast-enhanced ultrasound can help predict prostate cancer risk, a new study has found. The authors hope the new technique will lead to a meaningful reduction in unnecessary biopsies. Read More
Patient shielding comes under intense scrutiny across Europe
August 4, 2022 -- The consensus view is that radiation shielding is no longer needed for many imaging examinations, yet this notion is proving tough for some people to accept. In a video interview at ECR 2022, we discussed this topical issue with Jonathan McNulty, PhD, from Dublin. He also spoke about radiographers' participation at the Vienna congress. Read More
Metallic markers produce diverse range of artifacts in breast MRI
August 3, 2022 -- Radiologists must be aware that metallic markers are responsible for artifacts in breast MRI exams, according to Swiss researchers. These artifacts can be of different types and sizes, depending on the MRI sequence, magnetic field, and marker type, they say. Read More
French team shines light on use of ultrafast DCE-MRI in breast cancer
August 3, 2022 -- Breast MRI with an ultrafast dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) protocol can help predict complete pathologic response to breast cancer treatment, researchers from Paris have reported in a new study. Read More