Two studies define role of molecular imaging, therapy in endocrine carcinoma
September 14, 2006 -- Digestive endocrine tumors would seem to be as intricate as the digestive system itself, so it's no wonder that clinicians are searching for the best imaging modality to diagnose, differentiate, and treat endocrine tumors. Two recent studies looked at how molecular imaging and therapy fared in this disease. A group from Poland evaluated endocrine cancer response to treatment with a radiolabeled somatostatin analogue, while researchers in France tested two molecular imaging techniques in endocrine cancers as a tool for diagnosis and staging.
Ultrasound screening reveals unknown cardiovascular risk in women
September 12, 2006 -- Sonographic screening can correctly identify women who may be at risk of heart disease or stroke, especially when traditional risk assessment methods fall short, according to a presentation at the 2006 European Society of Cardiology's World Congress of Cardiology in Barcelona, Spain.
Multislice CT almost as good as IVUS in acute coronary syndromes
September 6, 2006 -- BARCELONA - In the early stage of acute coronary syndrome, 16-slice multidetector-row CT can locate the culprit lesion, according to a presentation this week at the European Society of Cardiology's World Congress of Cardiology. Researchers from University Hospital in Bordeaux, France compared 16-slice CT to 40-MHz catheter-based intravascular ultrasound (IVUS).
Study reaffirms value of chest radiography
August 11, 2006 -- As medical imaging goes increasingly high-tech, a new study out of the Netherlands indicates that the workhorse of radiology -- the chest x-ray -- remains a cost-effective exam that impacts patient management in a majority of cases.
High rate of unexpected lung cancers found on routine CT scans
May 24, 2006 -- SAN DIEGO - One-fifth of consecutive CT scans for all indications in a U.K. teaching hospital demonstrated a new malignancy, according to a study presented Monday at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) conference.
CT, MRI show successful vocal cord restoration
May 10, 2006 -- A new vocal cord restoration technique injects the body's own fat into damaged vocal cords to restore damaged voice quality. Imaging with CT and MRI show that vocal function not only improves after the procedure, but endures over follow-up periods of at least four years.
Swedes want to perform VC, but many lack equipment, training
May 8, 2006 -- Less than a quarter of Sweden's radiology departments perform virtual colonoscopy, but not for lack of interest in the procedure, a new study finds. Rather, the lack of multidetector CT scanners and training opportunities were the top reasons for not performing VC.
VC CAD helps junior readers catch up
May 4, 2006 -- Virtual colonoscopy computer-aided detection (CAD) can improve sensitivity for polyp detection, especially for the inexperienced reader, according to a study from Paris.
Austrian radiologist to lead 2007 ECR
March 8, 2006 -- VIENNA - The 2006 European Congress of Radiology (ECR) ended Tuesday with the installation of an Austrian radiologist to lead next year's proceedings, which will also highlight the imaging expertise of China and the Czech Republic.
Professor Adam looks at ECR 2006 and beyond
March 2, 2006 -- As the curtain rises on the European Congress of Radiology (ECR 2006), is pleased to bring you a conversation with this year's president, professor Andy Adam from the U.K. The professor of interventional radiology at King's College London talks about the meeting ahead, organizational changes in the ECR, interventional radiology, the National Health Service, and more in our exclusive interview.
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