RADIOLOGY NEWS
ESR seeks to demystify biomarkers
September 9, 2019 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has issued a detailed set of recommendations designed to promote the use of validated imaging biomarkers as clinical decision-making tools. Prof. Nandita deSouza explains the rationale behind this initiative.  Discuss
CT-based radiomics reveals prostate cancer risk
September 6, 2019 -- Using machine learning, U.K. and Dutch researchers have developed prediction models to identify textural and intensity-based features imperceptible to human observers, and to associate them with commonly used measures of disease progression in prostate cancer.  Discuss
Swedish team finds DBT & mammo detect same tumor subtypes
September 5, 2019 -- Swedish researchers have found digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and digital mammography seem to detect cancers of a similar biologic profile. Their findings were published online on 3 September by Radiology.  Discuss
Ultrasound proves value for identifying early RA
September 4, 2019 -- French researchers have found that ultrasound can detect more joint erosion in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients than radiography, according to a study published in the September issue of the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Mobile ambulances give boost to stroke therapy
September 4, 2019 -- German investigators have provided new evidence that mobile stroke ambulances fitted with CT can greatly improve the accuracy and efficiency of determining which patients require surgical treatment, compared with standard clinical decision-making. They published their results online on 3 September in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
ESC: Cancer cases rise in developed world
September 3, 2019 -- Fresh statistics presented at this week's European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress in Paris confirm that cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, while heart disease burden persists in less prosperous countries.  Discuss
MRI identifies white-matter lesions in heart failure cases
September 3, 2019 -- White-matter lesions linked with dementia and cognitive impairment are as common in heart failure patients as they are in those with a history of stroke, according to the latest results from a large German study presented on 2 September at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Paris.  Discuss
Dutch make progress on how to achieve AI adoption
September 3, 2019 -- How can medical imaging adopt artificial intelligence (AI) swiftly and effectively? Which factors tend to cause implementation delays? New research involving seven Dutch radiology departments has tried to provide answers to these burning questions.  Discuss
Swiss shed light on bullets in gunshot injuries
September 2, 2019 -- Researchers from Zurich have reported that dual-energy CT can differentiate between various types of bullets in gunshot wounds based on their core material. The findings may have major implications for the future of forensic imaging.  Discuss
Novel contrast-free MRI technique measures heart strain
August 30, 2019 -- A team of investigators from the U.K. has used 3D MRI to work out a patient's cardiac muscle strain. They have described how their method can boost the accuracy of quantifying cardiac health without the need for gadolinium contrast in an article published online on 28 August by Scientific Reports.  Discuss
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