Is CT or MR perfusion better for diagnosing CAD?
February 15, 2018 -- Recent advances in scanner technology have made the use of CT stress myocardial perfusion imaging feasible. Just how well it matches up to MR perfusion in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) is the central question of a German/U.S. study led by Dr. Marc Dewey from Berlin.  Discuss
Some side effects of the great gadolinium scare
February 14, 2018 -- The news about gadolinium is having side effects -- many radiologists now are too scared to use any gadolinium-based contrast agent. But have the effects been overstated and overblown? The Maverinck investigates in his latest column.  Discuss
Is virtual reality in radiology becoming a reality?
February 14, 2018 -- Virtual reality is by no means a new technology, but recent developments have given it new life, enabling it to spread from gaming and consumer markets into industries such as manufacturing and healthcare. Will the healthcare move be hard? Ulrik Kristensen of Signify Research offers a perspective.  Discuss
Italians showcase novel one-to-one patient counseling project
February 13, 2018 -- A counseling service in an Italian imaging center has produced high patient satisfaction. The service offers patients one-to-one interviews with radiologists to have their results explained clearly. The service also helps to generate more patient history, which can improve radiology reporting.  Discuss
French find no need for CT to rule out PE
February 13, 2018 -- French researchers found that a set of clinical criteria was just as accurate as a protocol that included CT pulmonary angiography for ruling out pulmonary embolism (PE) in the emergency department, according to an article published in the February 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
Indian group defends radiologist in fatal MRI incident
February 13, 2018 -- A local branch of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association has come to the defense of the radiologist who was arrested in connection with the death of a man who carried an oxygen cylinder into an MRI suite in January, according to a February 12 article in the Indian Express.
Probe into probes defines optimal decontamination practice
February 12, 2018 -- Dirtier than a bus pole or a public toilet? Ultrasound probes have come under the spotlight again in European best practice recommendations on infection prevention and control. The guidance seeks to address apparent confusion with respect to the level of decontamination necessary.  Discuss
Should radiologists become informatics professionals?
February 9, 2018 -- Nearly every medical discipline depends on imaging informatics, but training and accreditation in this emerging field are still very much in their infancy. This interview article looks at the issues under discussion and the range of courses, qualifications, and diplomas being developed.  Discuss
The changing landscape of cancer therapy
February 8, 2018 -- Following decades of development in particle physics labs, the use of beams of protons or ions to kill tumors is beginning to transform the global cancer therapy scene. In addition, advanced imaging and detection technologies for high-energy physics research -- many being driven by CERN and the physics community -- are needed.  Discuss
Machine learning can help assess atherosclerosis
February 7, 2018 -- Machine-learning techniques analyze imaging measurements to automatically stratify patients by the level of atherosclerotic burden, offering the potential of personalized prediction of disease progression and more effective treatment for individual patients, according to researchers from Italy.  Discuss
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