Opinion: Why we need consensus on breast density
February 22, 2019 -- Greater awareness among patients of their breast cancer risk may improve compliance toward breast screening, and it should be a top priority for all radiologists to develop and introduce guidelines that can give women with dense breasts the best clinical outcome available, according to Dr. Francesca Caumo from Padua, Italy.  Discuss
Oslo study finds favor with synthesized 2D mammography
February 22, 2019 -- A research team led by Dr. Per Skaane, PhD, of the University of Oslo found that using synthesized 2D mammography with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) was the best combination for breast screening, beating more traditional techniques such as digital mammography alone or with DBT, according to results published on 19 February in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI method helps to accurately diagnose Parkinson's
February 21, 2019 -- An upgrade to a proven MRI method for measuring certain brain regions may help differentiate Parkinson's disease from progressive supranuclear palsy with parkinsonism, according to researchers from Italy. Results of their study were published online on 13 February in Movement Disorders.  Discuss
10 things to know about the man in charge of ECR 2019
February 20, 2019 -- As president of the European Society of Radiology, Dr. Lorenzo Derchi will preside over next week's ECR, but what do we know about the man behind the presidential mask? What really makes him tick, what are his views about radiology, and how does he relax and unwind? We've compiled 10 things you probably don't know about him.  Discuss
U.K. issues new guidance on imaging displays
February 20, 2019 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has updated its guidance for the calibration and required resolution for imaging display devices. The new version also includes mobile devices for the first time.  Discuss
High mammography recall rates show diminishing returns
February 19, 2019 -- A new analysis of more than 11 million breast screening exams from the English National Health Service program has shown that increases in recall rates above defined levels are nearly always associated with false-positive recalls and a very small increase in detection of low/intermediate-grade ductal carcinoma in situ.  Discuss
ESR-CIRSE survey analyzes interventional radiology
February 18, 2019 -- A joint survey performed by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) has produced a number of revelations regarding the health of interventional radiology in Europe. Researchers have made several recommendations to address personnel shortages in the discipline.  Discuss
AI predicts ovarian cancer survival on CT scans
February 15, 2019 -- Researchers from the U.K. and Australia have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of predicting the survival rate of patients with ovarian cancer by analyzing their contrast-enhanced CT scans, according to an article published online on 15 February in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Dual detector combines nuclear and fluoroscopic imaging
February 15, 2019 -- Dutch researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of using a flat-panel x-ray detector combined with a gamma camera to allow simultaneous acquisition of fluoroscopic and nuclear images. The instrument could provide clinicians with anatomical information not currently available using nuclear imaging alone.  Discuss
ANSTO bid to close nearby pistol range riles gun lovers
February 15, 2019 -- A group of Australian gun owners are up in arms over a proposal by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) to close a shooting range that's located near ANSTO's nuclear facility in Lucas Heights, outside of Sydney.  Discuss
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