8 ways radiologists can win the turf battles
April 11, 2011 -- Medical imaging's increasingly essential role in the diagnosis and treatment planning of patients in almost all fields of healthcare has prompted physicians, clinicians, and other subspecialists to claim any one of the imaging modalities for their own domain.  Discuss
New IHE website targets healthcare system interoperability
April 11, 2011 -- Ahead of this week's Connectathon conference in Pisa, Italy, the Europe branch of the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) has redesigned its website, targeting healthcare system interoperability.  Discuss
3T MRI helps confirm age of asylum seekers and sports stars
April 8, 2011 -- MRI is significantly better than plain radiography for imaging the medial extremity of the clavicle in forensic bone age estimation. In cases where accuracy is the primary concern, MRI should be used, but from a practical point of view, only in cases where radiography is inconclusive.  Discuss
Developers upgrade iPad app with upper limb scans
April 7, 2011 -- PARIS -- Designed for the iPhone and the iPad, Monster Anatomy Upper Limb allows users to scroll through 500 MRI slices at intervals of 2 to 4 mm for a high-definition examination of muscle, nerves, and other structures from the shoulder to the fingertips.  Discuss
Take strict precautions when it comes to pacemakers and MRI
April 6, 2011 -- The emergence of MRI-compatible pacemakers has revolutionized patient management, but this relatively new clinical combination of pacemaker with MR systems means that radiologists are often only partially aware of the associated risks.  Discuss
Radiology reports could use improvement
April 5, 2011 -- Radiologists are still the best physicians for interpreting images, but improvements can be made in the reports they provide to referring doctors, according to a survey of Dutch and Belgian physicians.  Discuss
PE defect size on CT correlated to poor clinical outcomes
April 4, 2011 -- Perfusion defect size on dual-energy CT of pulmonary embolism (PE) is an independent predictor of both right heart strain and patient outcomes, concludes a new study by German and U.S. researchers. On the other hand, lab markers such as D-dimer results showed only weak correlations.  Discuss
Breast MRI remains underused, claims German pioneer
April 4, 2011 -- After 16 years, Dr. Christiane Kuhl is still convinced that breast MR is by far the most potent imaging tool. Her two main tips are to use a pulse sequence that is "conservative" and to stay relaxed.  Discuss
Good sensitivity seen in large French CTA trial
April 4, 2011 -- The largest multicenter study ever undertaken in France to establish the clinical value of coronary CT angiography (CTA) in stable patients delivered good sensitivity for detecting coronary artery disease.  Discuss
Introducing the AuntMinnieEurope Editorial Advisory Board
April 1, 2011 -- The formation of's Editorial Advisory Board has been announced, following the group's first editorial meeting held during ECR 2011 in Vienna.  Discuss
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