Dual-energy CT for proton therapy planning reaches clinic
June 14, 2019 -- German researchers have introduced a technique for more accurate proton therapy planning into routine clinical use. They are implementing a novel, patient-specific method of proton range prediction based on dual-energy CT.  Discuss
Study: Radiology know-how vital to cancer care
June 13, 2019 -- Research published online on 5 June in BJR supports the idea that radiologists' expertise remains crucial when it comes to cancer detection. Radiologists can "get the gist" of breast cancer in mammograms up to three years before clinical signs of it are visible, the authors found.  Discuss
Ultrasound guidance helps ease chronic shoulder pain
June 12, 2019 -- Ultrasound-guided injections are an effective way to manage chronic shoulder pain, and they are well tolerated by most patients, according to a new study presented at the recent EuroSon congress in Granada, Spain.  Discuss
Video from UKIO 2019: Giles Maskell on conflict
June 12, 2019 -- LIVERPOOL, U.K. - Perfect harmony doesn't always prevail in a radiology department. Dr. Giles Maskell, immediate past president of the Royal College of Radiologists, spoke at the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO) about managing differences within a team. We asked him how he keeps the peace in his own hospital.  Discuss
Video from UKIO 2019: Gajan Rajeswaran on football
June 11, 2019 -- LIVERPOOL, U.K. - It was a record-breaking season for English Premier League clubs, but how do they deal with suspected injuries? After the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO) session on sports, Dr. Gajan Rajeswaran shared his experiences of imaging football injuries, particularly those of the tendon and muscle.  Discuss
Video from UKIO 2019: Rachel Dunscombe on PACS gains
June 11, 2019 -- LIVERPOOL, U.K. - How can you get the best out of your PACS? How can interoperability and image sharing be improved? Prof. Rachel Dunscombe gave some practical advice on the opening day of the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO).  Discuss
Instability leads to serious ultrasound skills shortage in U.K.
June 11, 2019 -- Continuous personnel changes are a major factor behind the serious shortage of ultrasound staff in the National Health Service, a situation that has resulted in increased diagnostic delays and canceling of operations, according to research presented this week at the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO) in Liverpool, U.K.  Discuss
Why do so many minority women skip cancer screening?
June 11, 2019 -- Women of black and minority ethnicity in the U.K. receive less cancer screening than women in the general population due to various social, cultural, and religious reasons, according to research presented at the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO).
New guidance advises about anal sex after prostate cancer
June 11, 2019 -- New clinical guidance supported by the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists and presented at this week's UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO) has provided detailed recommendations about when men should abstain from receiving anal sex prior to or after getting tested and treated for prostate cancer.  Discuss
Video from UKIO 2019: Erika Denton on turnaround times
June 10, 2019 -- LIVERPOOL, U.K. - Pressure to improve turnaround times for image reporting continues to grow. Nearly a year since a damning report from the U.K. regulator, progress is being made on establishing national standards and avoiding further backlogs of unreported scans, said Prof. Erika Denton at this week's UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO).  Discuss
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