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 have 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 University Hospital 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, particularly cancers presenting as spiculated masses or architectural distortions. They published their results online 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
Diffusion-weighted imaging of breast begins to come of age
August 19, 2019 -- Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) of the breast offers enormous future potential as an imaging biomarker, but multicenter trials are essential to validate single-center studies and establish DWI as a useful clinical decision-making tool, according to Dr. Julia Camps-Herrero, president of the European Society of Breast Imaging.  Discuss
Neurosurgery gets boost from 3D-printed head model
August 16, 2019 -- An Australian team has devised a 3D-printed head model that enables the realistic simulation of neurosurgical procedures. The technique is based on a combination of MRI and CT angiography scans, and it is described in an online report posted on 1 August by 3D Printing in Medicine.  Discuss
Italians find mammography can show cardiovascular disease
August 15, 2019 -- Italian researchers have found that mammography can be a useful way to test for cardiovascular disease at the same time as screening for breast cancer because it identifies breast arterial calcifications, which have been linked to cardiovascular disease risk. They published their results online on 11 August in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology chief at Karolinska issues rebuttal to Maverinck
August 14, 2019 -- The managing director for imaging and physiology at Karolinska University Hospital, Dr. Juhana Hakumäki, PhD, responds to last week's Maverinck column about the controversy swirling around recent construction at the world-famous hospital in Stockholm.  Discuss
Is it time to get serious about the placenta?
August 14, 2019 -- Significant advances are occurring in placental MRI -- particularly the development of texture analysis, machine learning, and radiomic approaches -- and the time is now ripe for systematic and detailed MRI scans of the placenta in pregnancy, a leading French expert believes.  Discuss
Support grows for mpMRI before prostate biopsy
August 13, 2019 -- A U.K. study has shown that the use of multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) in suspected cases of prostate cancer can cut unnecessary biopsies by more than a third and boost the detection of clinically significant disease by more than 50%. The findings were published online on 7 August in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Doctors find dentures in man's throat 8 days after surgery
August 13, 2019 -- Removable dentures got stuck in a 72-year-old man's throat during surgery to remove a benign lump. Doctors didn't find the false teeth until eight days later when the patient complained of pain, bleeding, and swallowing difficulties.  Discuss
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