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AR helps transform minimally invasive surgery
July 1, 2019 -- A team from a leading London facility has used an augmented reality (AR) headset to examine CT images alongside an endoscopic video of patient anatomy while simulating minimally invasive surgery. The technology led to improved operating times and surgical proficiency.  Discuss
MRI and teamworking boost outcome in endometriosis
June 28, 2019 -- In tricky cases of endometriosis, the key to success is the optimum use of MRI for preoperative staging plus multidisciplinary teamworking that encourages efficient feedback between surgeons and radiologists to ensure quality control, delegates learned at the recent World Congress on obstetrics and gynecology.  Discuss
German group secures top molecular award
June 27, 2019 -- Researchers from Heidelberg, Germany, have won this year's Image of the Year prize at the annual Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting in Anaheim, California, U.S., for their radiotracer that can detect 28 different types of cancer.  Discuss
Are you drowning from too many acronyms?
June 26, 2019 -- Overusing acronyms and abbreviations in imaging requests and reports can cause confusion, delay a diagnosis, and compromise patient safety, and it's essential to create an approved list of common acronyms, according to a new audit conducted in Scotland.  Discuss
Row erupts over BBC's use of smartphone images
June 26, 2019 -- Controversy broke out at the end of last week following a BBC article that used Australian x-rays to support allegations that young adults who used smartphones extensively were growing bony protuberances -- essentially, horns -- on their skulls.  Discuss
Radiology's error leads to patient death, reports HSJ
June 25, 2019 -- Radiologists at University Hospitals Plymouth National Health Service Trust in the U.K. failed to spot a hemorrhage on the CT scan of an elderly patient, resulting in his early discharge and subsequent death, according to a 21 June article in the Health Service Journal (HSJ).  Discuss
Dutch shed light on pros and cons of breast MRI
June 25, 2019 -- Dutch researchers have found that MRI detects breast cancer earlier than digital mammography in women with a family history of the disease but without known genetic mutations. The improved detection comes at a risk of more false positives, however.  Discuss
Introducing Rad-U-Like, radiology's rating website
June 24, 2019 -- Rating websites are big business, but so far healthcare has been relatively spared. This won't last long, so radiology should take control and develop its own site, writes Dr. Giles Maskell, who takes a light-hearted look at how it might operate.  Discuss
Cropping of digital x-rays can lead to 'collimation creep'
June 24, 2019 -- Research from the U.K. and the United Arab Emirates suggests that the effort to produce "prettier" x-ray images can lead to "collimation creep" as radiographers crop digital radiography images rather than use more appropriate collimation settings. The article was published in the June edition of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.  Discuss
European Diploma in Radiology: How it works
June 21, 2019 -- The European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) has become a benchmark for medical specialty examinations in Europe. But what do you actually need to know about the EDiR, how is it organized, and how can it boost your career? Prof. Laura Oleaga Zufiría explains.  Discuss
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