DBT + synthesized 2D mammo detects more cancer
January 26, 2018 -- The combination of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with synthesized 2D mammography images increased the cancer detection rate in an Italian breast screening program -- with recall rates and radiation dose similar to full-field digital mammography (FFDM).  Discuss
Report: Turkey's clampdown has deep impact on medicine
January 25, 2018 -- More than 21,000 doctors and healthcare workers -- including many radiologists and radiographers -- across the public and private sector have lost their jobs since the attempted coup against the government in July 2016, according to a report. This is having a serious effect on access to specialists.  Discuss
Tread carefully if you step into political arena, Vymazal urges
January 24, 2018 -- After a two-year spell working as deputy minister of health in the Czech Republic, radiologist Dr. Josef Vymazal, PhD, advises anybody with political aspirations to proceed with caution and be prepared for setbacks, but he has no regrets. In this interview, he reflects on his time in office.  Discuss
PET/MRI proves value in cardiac sarcoidosis detection
January 23, 2018 -- U.K. researchers are recommending the use of PET/MRI to assess suspected cases of cardiac sarcoidosis, with late gadolinium enhancement and FDG uptake as the key indicators of disease, according to a study published online on 8 January in the European Heart Journal.  Discuss
Global group reports progress on total-body PET/CT
January 22, 2018 -- An international research team has reported continued progress with its plan to develop a total-body PET/CT scanner designed to image patients in less than one minute in an article in the January issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Why 2018 promises to be strong year for ultrasound market
January 22, 2018 -- After a period of mixed fortunes, the global ultrasound market appears to be set for an upturn in 2018, with all the major markets forecast to grow faster than in 2017. Industry analyst Simon Harris looks at what's in store for the major regions of the world.  Discuss
SPIO detects small liver lesions, speeds up imaging
January 19, 2018 -- Superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) is a tiny particle with huge potential to boost the detection of small lesions in the liver and prostate, speed up the imaging process, and do much more, according to a German radiologist.  Discuss
AI powers liver volumetry on contrast-enhanced MRI
January 18, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can accurately segment the liver on contrast-enhanced MRI examinations, potentially yielding significant time savings for radiologists without affecting the accuracy of volumetry results, according to researchers from the University Hospital Regensburg in Germany.  Discuss
Can artificial intelligence enable a 10-minute MRI scan?
January 17, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms promise to improve the imaging workflow, leading to significantly faster MR image acquisition times as well as vastly improved image quality in low-dose CT images. Consultant radiologist Dr. Hugh Harvey from London investigates in a new column.  Discuss
Man ruptures throat by stopping a sneeze
January 17, 2018 -- A CT scan confirmed that a man experienced a spontaneous perforation of his pharynx after attempting to stop a forceful sneeze, according to a new case report published online in BMJ Case Reports on 15 January.
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