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Augmented reality headset bolsters reconstructive surgery
January 31, 2018 -- Using an augmented reality headset to view CT angiography images allowed researchers from the U.K. to improve the accuracy and speed of reconstructive surgery in the leg for a series of cases detailed in an article published online on 31 January in European Radiology Experimental.  Discuss
3D printing enters brave new world
January 31, 2018 -- The idea of printing human tissues and organs for implantation is not the stuff of science fiction anymore. It is a real prospect that will open new frontiers in medicine in less than a decade, delegates were told at this week's Arab Health congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Discuss
Lancet: Cancer survival rates improve but vary widely
January 31, 2018 -- While cancer survival rates are generally increasing worldwide, there are still wide and persistent disparities between countries, particularly for some childhood cancers, according to a large study of population-based survival trends published on Tuesday in the Lancet.  Discuss
MRI sheds new light on fetal MSK abnormalities
January 30, 2018 -- Fetal MRI is proving an increasingly useful technique that can provide valuable clinical information, and it should be carried out whenever a musculoskeletal (MSK) abnormality is suspected, according to Spanish researchers who have assessed over 1,000 pregnant women.  Discuss
Relaxation times in MRI: Trying to map the biological world
January 29, 2018 -- Relaxation time measurements are back in fashion among the MRI community. Obsolete methods are being dug out again, and research funds are being spent on answering questions that were discarded years ago, writes the Maverinck in his hard-hitting new column.  Discuss
French radiology mourns Dr. Alain Rahmouni
January 29, 2018 -- The French Society of Radiology has announced that Dr. Alain Rahmouni died suddenly on 26 January. He was a pioneer in cardiac MRI and a driving force in French radiology, noted a tribute posted by the European Society of Radiology.  Discuss
Indian man carrying oxygen tank dies in MRI suite
January 29, 2018 -- A visit to see his mother-in-law in a state-run hospital in India turned tragic for an Indian man who was killed when an oxygen cylinder he was carrying pulled him into the bore of an MRI scanner.  Discuss
DBT + synthesized 2D mammo detects more cancer
January 26, 2018 -- The combination of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with synthesized 2D mammography images increased the cancer detection rate in an Italian breast screening program -- with recall rates and radiation dose similar to full-field digital mammography (FFDM).  Discuss
Report: Turkey's clampdown has deep impact on medicine
January 25, 2018 -- More than 21,000 doctors and healthcare workers -- including many radiologists and radiographers -- across the public and private sector have lost their jobs since the attempted coup against the government in July 2016, according to a report. This is having a serious effect on access to specialists.  Discuss
Tread carefully if you step into political arena, Vymazal urges
January 24, 2018 -- After a two-year spell working as deputy minister of health in the Czech Republic, radiologist Dr. Josef Vymazal, PhD, advises anybody with political aspirations to proceed with caution and be prepared for setbacks, but he has no regrets. In this interview, he reflects on his time in office.  Discuss
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