Irish propose new coding system for CT colon exams
April 19, 2018 -- Following an audit of over 1,800 CT scans of the colon for the assessment of diverticular disease, Irish researchers have proposed a new coding system that enables a better clinical decision to be made about the next step in patient management.  Discuss
German newspapers and the gadolinium controversy
April 18, 2018 -- Not everything printed is true, but it may provide food for thought. This adage is particularly relevant when it comes to media coverage of the ongoing debate over the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents, writes the Maverinck in his latest column.  Discuss
Large U.K. study gets specific on breast ultrasound
April 17, 2018 -- Extended ipsilateral breast ultrasound can detect a significant number of extra cancers compared with the standard screening protocol alone, U.K. researchers of an extensive study have revealed. Less effect was demonstrated for complete contralateral breast ultrasound, they added.  Discuss
Multiparametric MRI shines for suspected breast cancer
April 16, 2018 -- Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and diffusion-weighted imaging each have advantages and disadvantages for assessing suspicious breast lesions. The optimal approach is multiparametric MRI using both methods, according to a new study published online in Investigative Radiology.  Discuss
Hyperechogenic breast lesions: Not so benign
April 13, 2018 -- Hyperechogenic breast lesions are rare and described as generally benign. That being the case, these lesions are often overlooked and a biopsy is not recommended. But is that wise? New research suggests it is not the ideal approach.  Discuss
Report to blame 'overburdened' staff for fatal MRI scan
April 12, 2018 -- A preliminary report into the death of a man pulled into the bore of an MRI scanner at an Indian hospital will blame an "overburdened" staff at the Mumbai hospital for not following proper security and safety procedures at the time of the January accident.  Discuss
Machine learning for fracture detection gathers pace
April 11, 2018 -- U.K. researchers have provided fresh evidence about the feasibility of transfer learning from pretrained convolutional neural networks. They demonstrated the technology's accuracy to predict fractures can be increased by removing surplus imaging data and reducing the opportunity for overfitting.  Discuss
CT dose comes under close scrutiny in Saudi Arabia
April 10, 2018 -- A comprehensive study of diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) in Saudi Arabia has shown that the current levels are comparable with European DRLs, thanks to cutting-edge imaging technology, but patient dose varies between departments depending on scanning mode and protocols used.  Discuss
How radiology served the Third Reich
April 9, 2018 -- Exploring radiology during the Nazi regime is more than just about remembering its victims -- it's about keeping ethics at the forefront of practice, according to German researchers. Only by studying the past, can one safeguard the future, they insist.  Discuss
Hot chili pepper can produce thunderclap headaches
April 9, 2018 -- CT angiography has shown that eating a Carolina Reaper -- the world's hottest chili pepper -- may cause debilitating medical symptoms, according to a case report published online in BMJ Case Reports on 10 April.
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