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10 ways to improve stroke pathway in emergency room
October 1, 2019 -- A detailed investigation of the CT head stroke pathway -- from when a scan request is made to generation of a final report -- has led to the creation of a 10-point plan of action to improve service delivery at a hospital group in northwest England.  Discuss
3D printing can bolster cardiac management
October 1, 2019 -- Patient-specific 3D-printed heart models based on cardiac MRI and CT scans are dimensionally accurate and also offer clinical value in the management of congenital heart disease, according to a new analysis published online by the Journal of Clinical Medicine.  Discuss
Quality control tests for PET/MRI vary widely in Europe
September 30, 2019 -- A survey of eight large European imaging facilities with extensive clinical experience of PET/MRI has found wide variations in daily quality control and assurance procedures that ensure their proper function and image quality. The international study was published on 24 September in Frontiers in Physics.  Discuss
Conebeam CT more comfortable than mammography
September 27, 2019 -- The majority of women find conebeam CT (CBCT) a more comfortable option for breast cancer screening than mammography, largely because CBCT does not involve compression, according to a study published online on 16 September in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Software choice can dictate lung screening recall rates
September 26, 2019 -- The choice of volumetry software used to measure nodules on CT lung cancer screening examinations may have a substantial impact on the recall rate for follow-up examinations, according to a new study from the U.K. The authors have emphasized the need to validate the software to deliver effective screening.  Discuss
Lancet: Many AI studies lack quality and depth
September 25, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can detect diseases from medical imaging with similar levels of accuracy as healthcare professionals, according to a new meta-analysis published on 24 September by Lancet Digital Health. However, the authors admit that only a tiny proportion of studies were of sufficient quality to be included in the analysis.  Discuss
5 facts to know about the JFR president
September 25, 2019 -- Dr. Catherine Adamsbaum is the president of France's national radiology congress (JFR), which begins on 11 October. How did she get to be where she is today, and where does she see radiology heading? In this profile, we paint a fuller picture of the person behind this year's presidency.  Discuss
What's the best minimum age for breast biopsies?
September 24, 2019 -- For a woman with a breast lump, biopsy is usually undertaken in those over the age of 25. However, the limit could probably be extended to 35 years without having a substantial effect on diagnostic accuracy, if certain criteria were adopted, according to an experienced clinical radiologist from the U.K.  Discuss
Can an AI algorithm fool radiologists?
September 23, 2019 -- A type of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called a generative adversarial network can learn to insert suspicious lesions into -- or remove them from -- mammograms, but the technology isn't yet capable of fooling radiologists, according to Swiss research posted online on 10 September in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Radiographers: Don't be the anonymous lead apron
September 20, 2019 -- Radiographers must do more to get their faces and names known by attending a wide range of hospital meetings, using social media more effectively, and taking other steps to raise their profile if they're to avoid being the anonymous lead apron in the room, attendees learned at a webinar organized by the British Institute of Radiology on 16 September.  Discuss
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