MOST study uses MRI to uncover causes of knee osteoarthritis
March 21, 2011 -- Using 1-tesla MRI, researchers with the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST) have found that prevalent cartilage damage and cartilage loss "strongly predict" bone marrow lesions and support the progression of knee osteoarthritis. Read More
What's Europe's problem with MRI? EMF Directive background
March 18, 2011 -- Adoption of the European Electromagnetic Fields Directive would set limits on gradient fields for MRI systems that would prohibit interventional procedures, forbid nurses from remaining with patients during a scanning procedure, and have an unknown impact on the design of new scanners. Read More
Dutch researchers revive 115-year-old x-ray machine
March 17, 2011 -- In a new article this week in Radiology, Dutch researchers fired up a 115-year-old x-ray machine, comparing its image quality and radiation dose with current technology. They found that the vintage system delivered a radiation dose that's 1,500 times the level of modern x-ray systems. Read More
Germany reopens debate on MRI use in Europe
March 17, 2011 -- German opposition to a deal with the European Commission exempting MRI systems from limits on electromagnetic fields in the workplace is spreading ahead of a vote on the new law. Read More
X-ray identifies chronic rhinosinusitis in most kids
March 15, 2011 -- A conventional x-ray should be the first exam ordered for children suspected of having chronic rhinosinusitis because it works for the majority of cases, according to an article published in the European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Read More
Reduce missed tumors: Look at interval, screen-detected cancers
March 14, 2011 -- Performing reviews of interval and screen-detected breast cancers can improve screening practice, and decrease the amount of missed cancers, according to a study published in the April issue of Academic Radiology. Read More
Breast MRI benefits from CAD for distant metastasis
March 14, 2011 -- Semiautomatic analysis of breast MRI using computer-aided detection (CAD) can provide quantitative data to predict the occurrence of distant metastasis in primary breast cancer, according to a study presented at the 2011 European Congress of Radiology in Vienna. Read More
BMJ review article tackles radiation exposure risks
March 11, 2011 -- A review article in the March 12 edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) addresses the topic of radiation risks from radiological imaging, providing an overview of what's known about the cancer risk from radiation, and what healthcare providers can do to minimize it. Read More
ECR attendance rises by 5%, breaks 20K
March 11, 2011 -- Attendance at this year's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) grew by 5.3% and crossed the 20,000 mark, according to congress organizers. This year's attendance was 20,120, compared with 19,100 last year. Read More
Iranian radiologists hold out the hand of friendship to Europe
March 9, 2011 -- VIENNA - In an attempt to promote understanding and build bridges between Europe and Iran, the country's rich culture and heritage came under the spotlight at Sunday's European Society of Radiology Meets Session at the European Congress of Radiology. Read More
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