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Reversed hanging protocol cuts mammo read time
May 27, 2019 -- Dutch researchers have found that a reversed contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) hanging protocol reduces reading time by a third without compromising diagnostic performance. Their study was published online on 15 May in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Danish breast cancer screening scandal escalates
May 24, 2019 -- Thousands of women in Denmark younger than age 50 who have family risk factors for breast cancer or have had previous surgery may not have received screening exams they should have had, according to an article in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.  Discuss
DRG prepares to unveil book at 100th congress in Leipzig
May 24, 2019 -- The German Radiological Society (DRG) is to launch a new book about medical imaging's current and future role during the upcoming 100th German Radiology Congress (Deutscher Röntgenkongress, RöKo 2019), which begins in Leipzig on 29 May.
AIPES changes name to Nuclear Medicine Europe
May 23, 2019 -- The Association of Imaging Producers & Equipment Suppliers (AIPES) has changed its name to Nuclear Medicine Europe (NM-EU). The new name reflects the group's aims to represent industry's interests more effectively and improve its brand identity. The first president of NM-EU is Antonis Kalemis, PhD.  Discuss
MR imaging: Quo vadis?
May 22, 2019 -- Surprisingly little has changed since MRI became a clinical tool in the 1980s, writes the Maverinck. In the first of a two-part column, he presents a personal view of the main ongoing controversies and unresolved issues in the modality, including magnetic field strength and flawed research.  Discuss
Kuhl brings the curtain down in Montreal
May 22, 2019 -- Better risk assessment methods and more appropriate utilization of imaging modalities such as breast MRI open the door for personalized cancer screening strategies, Prof. Christiane Kuhl told delegates in the closing Mansfield Lecture at last week's International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting in Montreal.  Discuss
French survey reveals what radiologists expect from AI
May 21, 2019 -- A new survey from France has shown that most radiologists believe artificial intelligence (AI) will reduce medical errors and allow them to spend more time with patients, but many of them still do not use AI. They fear they lack sufficient knowledge, and this may hamper future practice.  Discuss
Postmortem pediatric imaging proves value
May 20, 2019 -- What are the key indications, advantages, and limitations of postmortem pediatric imaging? Which modality works best? And what is the role of 3D printing? Dr. Owen Arthurs from London's Great Ormond Street Hospital provides some answers.  Discuss
PET/CT ties ischemia risk to artery inflammation
May 20, 2019 -- PET/CT images are offering evidence of a link between vascular patterns at the time of diagnosis for giant cell arteritis and a patient's risk of an ischemic event, Spanish researchers explained in a study published online on 12 May in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
Novel MRI technique diagnoses, monitors kidney fibrosis
May 17, 2019 -- German researchers have developed a method to image, diagnose, and stage kidney fibrosis. By using an MRI contrast agent specific to elastin, they demonstrated the use of their technique for longitudinal diagnosis and monitoring of patients.  Discuss
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