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Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer
July 16, 2018 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound appears to be an effective alternative to MRI for identifying early cervical cancer -- especially in women who have tumors small enough to make them candidates for surgery, according to a study published in the August issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
3D heart model enhances heart valve surgery
July 13, 2018 -- Researchers from Germany have developed software that uses ultrasound, MRI, or CT scans of the heart to produce virtual 3D models depicting different stages of heartbeat, according to a presentation at the recent Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2018 international congress in Berlin.  Discuss
C-11-based PET tracer could benefit arthritis patients
July 12, 2018 -- Carbon-11 (C-11) PET that targets translocator protein expression in the joint lining tissue of the knee may be a better way to determine the extent of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Imaging pioneer Achenbach secures Europe's top cardiac post
July 11, 2018 -- Radiology is about to get a powerful new ally at the helm of cardiology after the European Society of Cardiology announced this week that Dr. Stephan Achenbach, head of cardiology at the University of Erlangen in Germany, has won the election to be its next president.  Discuss
Audit shows 25% of abdominal x-ray requests are inappropriate
July 11, 2018 -- A new audit of 200 consecutive requests for abdominal x-rays found that more than a quarter of referrals are wide of the mark, with general practitioners being the worst offenders, delegates learned at this month's U.K. Radiological and Radiation Oncology Congress in Liverpool.  Discuss
PET finds why some dementia patients live longer
July 10, 2018 -- A follow-up study by German researchers has pinpointed the presence of frontotemporal lobar degeneration as the determining factor to explain why Alzheimer's patients with amyloid-positive PET scans can outlive patients with negative amyloid results.  Discuss
In era of AI, Swiss group puts stress on human touch
July 10, 2018 -- During an age when machines and artificial intelligence (AI) are playing an increasing role, radiologists must become more visible to safeguard patients' perception of them as physicians and as human beings, according to Swiss-led research. This involves setting aside time for direct communication with patients.  Discuss
MRI scans show neckties cut blood flow to brain
July 9, 2018 -- You now have another reason to hate neckties. German researchers using MRI discovered that neckties can constrict blood flow to the brain, according to a study published online on 30 June in Neuroradiology.  Discuss
Opinion: Stop misleading women on breast screening
July 6, 2018 -- The article published 5 July by JAMA Oncology about the cost-effectiveness of breast screening is another example of the type of "nonscience" from a leading tabloid journal, writes Dr. László Tabár. Women and decision-makers deserve correct and honest information, and it's time to focus on the harm of not being screened, he notes.  Discuss
Cardiac hybrid imaging predicts adverse cardiac events
July 6, 2018 -- A cardiac hybrid imaging technique that fuses SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging with coronary CT angiography scans can help predict major adverse cardiac events in patients suspected of having coronary artery disease, according to a study published online on 3 July in Radiology.  Discuss
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