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Teleradiology can bolster global campaign against child abuse
May 4, 2011 -- Lossless compression and transfer of medical images should replace the dangerous, but alarmingly common, practice of sending files by regular mail in suspected cases of child abuse, according to radiologists from six leading U.K. pediatric hospitals.  Discuss
Interval breast cancers tend to be aggressive, fast-growing
May 4, 2011 -- Interval breast cancers -- those found between mammography screenings -- are more likely to be aggressive, fast-growing tumors, according to a Canadian study of more than 430,000 women that was published online May 3 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
New guidelines confirm MRI's role in staging cervical cancer
May 3, 2011 -- Fresh guidelines from the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) on dealing with uterine cervical cancer patients have added weight to the value of MRI as the imaging modality of choice for preoperative staging and follow-up.  Discuss
Patients with nipple discharge can benefit greatly from MRI
May 2, 2011 -- Mammography and ultrasound are useful front-line imaging tools for tackling the challenging medical issue of unexplained nipple discharge, but Italian researchers emphasize that breast MRI can find additional cancers, not recognized or occult when conventional imaging is used.  Discuss
MRI spots osteoarthritic knee cartilage deformation in women
April 29, 2011 -- Osteoarthritic cartilage has a different mechanical behavior than healthy cartilage, which may be identified by 3-tesla MRI, according to researchers. In a new study, osteoarthritic knee cartilage displayed greater deformation upon loading than healthy cartilage, suggesting osteoarthritis affects the mechanical properties of cartilage.  Discuss
Irish rad staffing levels lag global benchmarks
April 29, 2011 -- Consultant radiologist staffing levels in the Republic of Ireland are well below appropriate international benchmarks considering their current workload, according to an Insights into Imaging study.  Discuss
France's move toward e-records imposes new strains
April 28, 2011 -- RIS are the backbone of imaging work flow, but according to the French Ministry of Health, only 30% to 40% of radiology departments in the country's public hospitals are equipped with a dedicated RIS. The rest use a general hospital information system that is not tailored to radiological needs.  Discuss
Toshiba makes bid to acquire 3D firm Vital Images
April 27, 2011 -- Extending its presence in advanced visualization, Toshiba Medical Systems has inked a definitive agreement to buy longtime partner Vital Images for approximately $273 million in cash.  Discuss
MRI still no match for CT in cystic fibrosis
April 27, 2011 -- The key imaging components of cystic fibrosis of the lungs are bronchiectasis and air trapping. For evaluating both, CT remains far and away the superior imaging modality despite radiation concerns, and despite recent improvements in MRI techniques, according to a study from Italy and the Netherlands.  Discuss
What makes a good radiologist?
April 26, 2011 -- In her guest blog, Dr. Anagha Parkar, a radiologist at Haraldsplass Diakonale Sykehus in Bergen, Norway, discusses what it means to be a "good" radiologist. Learn about her handy model for visualizing good general radiologists.  Discuss
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