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Keep aware of CT signs of hypovolemic shock, Irish urge
February 22, 2018 -- Early recognition of the CT signs of hypovolemic shock complex by alert and well-trained radiologists can facilitate identification of acutely unwell patients and prompt treatment and improved patient outcomes, according to a leading group of Irish researchers.  Discuss
Separating the art of medicine from artificial intelligence
February 21, 2018 -- Is it feasible to develop an artificial intelligence algorithm that can actually "read" chest x-rays? The task is definitely not an easy one and major challenges must be addressed, writes radiologist Dr. Hugh Harvey in his new column.  Discuss
Siemens all set for Healthineers IPO
February 21, 2018 -- German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG said this week that its Siemens Healthineers division is "ready for its market debut," a sign that the company is ready to launch the unit's initial public offering (IPO).  Discuss
DBT + mammography boosts cancer detection in Norway
February 20, 2018 -- Using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) detects more cancers and has improved specificity compared with FFDM alone, according to a large study from Norway by Dr. Per Skaane and colleagues and published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  Discuss
Clinical audits promise productivity gains in Russia
February 20, 2018 -- A radiology audit service in Moscow that already assesses 150 CT, MRI, and mammography systems across 64 outpatient departments is gearing up for further expansion. Unified Radiological Information Service is expected to reduce costs for radiology departments.  Discuss
3D printing method uses angiograms to model brain vessels
February 19, 2018 -- Clinicians can use CT angiography or digital subtraction angiography scans to construct customized 3D-printed models of brain vessel abnormalities that replicate real-life cases, according to a study published in the British Journal of Neurosurgery.  Discuss
Study: Over 30% of breast cancers missed on breast MRI
February 16, 2018 -- Almost one-third of breast cancers detected in a high-risk screening program using breast MRI were already visible at the last negative MRI scan, Dutch researchers have reported. The results apply to both screen-detected and interval cancers, they added.  Discuss
Why errors in radiology are no easy matter
February 15, 2018 -- Radiologists who make errors are not always negligent, sloppy, or careless, but a greater emphasis on training and competency as well as improvements in systems used for reporting and communication of images can reduce the number of discrepancies and clinical incidents, U.K. researchers have found.
Is CT or MR perfusion better for diagnosing CAD?
February 15, 2018 -- Recent advances in scanner technology have made the use of CT stress myocardial perfusion imaging feasible. Just how well it matches up to MR perfusion in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) is the central question of a German/U.S. study led by Dr. Marc Dewey from Berlin.  Discuss
Some side effects of the great gadolinium scare
February 14, 2018 -- The news about gadolinium is having side effects -- many radiologists now are too scared to use any gadolinium-based contrast agent. But have the effects been overstated and overblown? The Maverinck investigates in his latest column.  Discuss
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