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German team casts doubt on PET's value in Alzheimer's
October 31, 2019 -- Researchers from a leading German facility have investigated whether a person's progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease can be reliably predicted without PET imaging. Their study published online on 18 October in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine lists several nonimaging methods that can offer a better prognosis than the modality.  Discuss
Police investigate serious MRI accident in Sweden
October 30, 2019 -- The police investigation into last Wednesday's accident at a mobile MRI unit in Swedish Lapland is underway and likely to take several weeks. Chilling details are emerging about the incident that led to a specialist nurse being seriously injured, and members of the country's imaging community have started to respond.  Discuss
6 tips on how to excel at MDT meetings
October 30, 2019 -- There's a relentless increase in time taken up with multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings, but what can you do to get your voice heard, collaborate more effectively, and ensure a positive outcome? Dr. Giles Maskell, a former president of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists, shares his experiences.  Discuss
How is 3D printing transforming cardiac care?
October 29, 2019 -- The potential benefits of 3D printing and its application in cardiovascular medicine are emerging fast, according to an international group of researchers. They have highlighted examples in four core areas in an article published online on 21 October by Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.  Discuss
French breast screening: Too much or 20 years ahead?
October 28, 2019 -- France's breast cancer screening strategy is at a crossroads, with urgent decisions pending about the use of digital breast tomosynthesis and digital second reading of exams. Recent deviation from European norms in quality control, however, could affect patient safety, according to leading educator Dr. Luc Ceugnart.  Discuss
MR-HIFU is safe, effective for uterine fibroids
October 25, 2019 -- Dutch researchers have found that MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) is a safe therapy for treating uterine fibroids, with a reintervention rate comparable to that of uterine artery embolization. Study results were published on 15 October in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Hospital staff injured in MRI accident in Sweden
October 24, 2019 -- Officials at a Swedish hospital have confirmed that a hospital staff member was seriously injured and two security guards sustained minor injuries in an accident on Wednesday involving a mobile MRI scanner.  Discuss
The remarkable life of Dr. Helmut Diefenthal
October 24, 2019 -- The world lost an incredible humanitarian when Dr. Helmut Diefenthal died earlier this year. He spent much of his life in Tanzania along with his wife, Rotraut Garstka, where they built up the radiology department at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center. Read more about this inspiring duo in a column from Dr. Adrian Thomas.  Discuss
U.K. radiology tackles stress and harassment
October 23, 2019 -- The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) is set to roll out a support and well-being initiative to its members and fellows -- which include 8,500 radiologists -- in a bid to reduce pressure in the workplace that may result in bullying. The strategy will pivot on tools tailored to specific needs, to be created by the RCR.  Discuss
Dose management culture boosts clinical excellence
October 22, 2019 -- Collecting the data from dose tracking software can help optimize and further reduce dose, but resources and a European effort must help raise awareness, a leading medical physicist said at the recent European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics meeting in Valencia, Spain.  Discuss
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