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Interventional radiology: How many to make a team?
November 4, 2019 -- How many qualified interventional radiologists does a hospital really need on its payroll to deliver a comprehensive service for patients? In a new 22-page document, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has provided some much-needed answers.  Discuss
IMV: Global radiologists stay positive despite challenges
November 4, 2019 -- Radiologists in global markets are optimistic about future growth prospects for medical imaging procedures, but their priorities for imaging equipment are being dictated by local conditions. That's according to a new market research report by IMV Medical Information Division.  Discuss
MRI can shed light on cognitive decline after stroke
November 1, 2019 -- U.K. researchers have used a single MRI brain scan and an automated tissue segmentation tool to predict cognitive problems in patients with stroke-related small-vessel disease in the brain. Their work may establish useful image-based biomarkers for small-vessel disease severity.  Discuss
Flemish breast screening program needs improvement
November 1, 2019 -- Belgian researchers have found that the Flemish breast cancer screening program's attendance rate could use some improvement, although key performance indicators do hit European Union benchmark targets, according to a study published on 28 October in BMC Cancer.  Discuss
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
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