Augmented reality can help guide aneurysm repair
August 29, 2019 -- Visualizing patient anatomy in 3D through augmented reality (AR) technology can overcome key limitations of image-guided surgery, according to researchers from Poland. They shared their initial experiences of using AR to facilitate aortic aneurysm repair in a recent article in the Journal of Endovascular Therapy.  Discuss
Would you like gadolinium with your chips?
August 28, 2019 -- New research has found that Coca-Cola served at McDonald's and Burger King outlets in six large German cities had trace elements of gadolinium from gadolinium-based contrast agents used in MRI scans. The levels are rising and causing growing concern, but the health risk remains low, experts say.  Discuss
3D models show osteoarthritis risk after knee surgery
August 27, 2019 -- A Scandinavian-led research group has developed a virtual 3D modeling technique that may provide a pathway to patient-specific clinical evaluation of osteoarthritis risks in those with anterior cruciate ligament tears and indicate optimal rehabilitation protocols.  Discuss
Spanish find key to success in liver transplant cases
August 26, 2019 -- Early detection of vascular complications of liver transplantation is vital to establish effective treatment, and this can determine the outcome of transplantation, patient mortality, and morbidity, according to an experienced group of gastrointestinal and abdominal imaging specialists from Valencia, Spain.  Discuss
Swiss make clinical use of cinematic rendering
August 23, 2019 -- The highly detailed, photorealistic appearance of cinematic rendering reconstructions makes it ideal for teaching, according to a team of researchers from Zurich. They have used cinematic rendering to create images of head CT and conebeam CT scans, and have integrated them into the evaluation of maxillofacial anatomy and pathology.  Discuss
MRI reveals molecular composition of the brain
August 22, 2019 -- Researchers from Israel have developed a model that compares the water content of the brain with measures of physical properties obtained from MRI scans to calculate the molecular composition of lipids in the brain. The technique may help detect changes in the biological makeup of the brain over time and identify key changes associated with diseases like Alzheimer's.  Discuss
Radiology business intelligence takes root in Europe
August 21, 2019 -- Which factors are influencing the adoption of new business intelligence tools that aim to provide more focused analytics to help improve performance and profitability? Industry expert Ulrik Kristensen, PhD, addresses this key question in the next phase of digitalizing medical imaging.  Discuss
Is DBT cheaper than digital mammography?
August 20, 2019 -- Scandinavian researchers have conducted a large cost-effectiveness study comparing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with digital mammography. They published their findings online on 9 August in the European Journal of Health Economics.  Discuss
Norwegians shine new light on DBT's vast potential
August 20, 2019 -- Researchers from Oslo have provided fresh evidence that adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography in screening yields more cancers in most breast density and patient age groups. They unveiled their results on 13 August in Radiology.  Discuss
Maverinck responds to Karolinska radiology chief's rebuttal
August 20, 2019 -- The people to blame for the controversial construction of the New Karolinska have gone into hiding and rely on smoke-screen tactics, while those now trying to run the dysfunctional hospital are faced with operational problems beyond belief and major financial restrictions, writes the Maverinck.  Discuss
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