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Mammography advocates weigh in on Nordic study
March 26, 2010 -- Proponents of screening mammography have been quick to criticize a study published this week by Norwegian and Danish scientists that claims there's no evidence that mammography screening for breast cancer has any effect on death rates.
Diverticular disease favors prone over supine VC images
March 26, 2010 -- Diverticular disease, an unfortunate result of low-fiber Western diets that increases in incidence with age to burden most of the elderly population, has a friend in virtual colonoscopy. That's because VC generally provides an easier colon exam for both patient and provider than conventional colonoscopy.
CAD offers value in detecting pulmonary embolism
March 26, 2010 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) technology can offer significant clinical value in diagnosing acute pulmonary embolism, if a recent study presented at the 2010 European Congress of Radiology in Vienna, Austria, is any indication.
SNM warns of 'significant disruptions' in Mo-99 supply
March 22, 2010 -- With a confluence of nuclear reactor shutdowns around the world this week, SNM is warning nuclear medicine practitioners to brace for the "one of the most significant disruptions ever in the supply of molybdenum-99" (Mo-99) from March 21 to April 11.
Closer follow-up reduces postmammography diagnosis delays
March 22, 2010 -- For low-income women with abnormal mammograms, using a case management approach for follow-up is an effective tool that can deliver a more timely diagnostic resolution, according to a study published online March 16 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Organ-based tube-current modulation cuts breast dose
March 8, 2010 -- VIENNA - Radiation doses to the breast can be cut by nearly 40% using a new organ-based dose modulation technique in combination with a noise-optimized image reconstruction method. The two techniques must be used together if the resulting images are to remain readable, researchers reported.
Interpretation errors top clinical negligence claims in U.K.
March 8, 2010 -- VIENNA - Compared with the U.S., the U.K. is perhaps not seen as a strongly litigious country, but a new analysis of clinical negligence claims in radiology presented at the European Congress of Radiology reveals a clear rise in recent years in the number and financial burden of malpractice suits.
Breast MRI CAD yields high sensitivity, specificity
March 8, 2010 -- VIENNA - Breast MRI computer-aided detection (CAD) technology can effectively distinguish between benign and malignant lesions, according to research from Germany presented at the 2010 European Congress of Radiology.
Economical DR, extremity MRI among GE ECR highlights
March 8, 2010 -- VIENNA - A new digital radiography (DR) system designed for developing markets and a recently acquired extremity MRI scanner are among the highlights in the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) booth of multimodality vendor GE Healthcare.
Expanding role of radiographers brings new challenges
March 7, 2010 -- VIENNA - New insurance laws, a keener recognition of patients' values, and an expanding list of professional duties amplify the pressure on radiographers to implement evidence-based practice. Early research findings from three Northern European pilot studies were discussed at the European Congress of Radiology.
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