RADIOLOGY NEWS
Fore! Radiologists miss out when it comes to golf
December 10, 2018 -- Around 5% of radiologists regularly play golf, and their average handicap is 16, but compared with orthopedic surgeons and urologists, they're most definitely missing out, according to a study published online on 10 December in BMJ.  Discuss
New method provides boost in PET thoracic imaging
December 10, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.S. and U.K. have developed an automated retrospective image reconstruction technique that helps to overcome poor image results from patient motion in cardiac PET scans. Their study was published online in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
AI can have major impact on imaging cyberattacks
December 7, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can be used to thwart cyberattacks on medical imaging equipment, but they may also be used to alter images, making attacks very difficult for radiologists to detect, according to new analysis presented at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.  Discuss
Strasbourg team gazes into future of image-guided surgery
December 6, 2018 -- Virtual reality and augmented reality technologies can help overcome many of the current challenges facing liver surgery and, ultimately, may optimize decision-making and treatment planning, according to new research from a leading French facility.  Discuss
US/MRI fusion software enhances prostate biopsies
December 6, 2018 -- Software that fuses ultrasound and MRI images for guidance of prostate biopsies can help surgeons find clinically significant prostate cancers that would have otherwise been missed, according to research published on 6 December in European Urology.  Discuss
How happy is your radiology department?
December 5, 2018 -- A department of 10 radiologists, each of whom goes to work determined to do precisely 10% of the work, will inevitably fail, Dr. Giles Maskell writes. He reflects on what makes for a healthy working environment and why it pays to let a little light into the darkness.  Discuss
French seek progress on ultrasound hygiene
December 5, 2018 -- While French radiologists are waiting for a Ministry of Health decision on ultrasound probe disinfection regulations, the country's scientific societies are gearing up to promote higher decontamination standards in line with other European countries, ultrasound expert Prof. Nicolas Grenier revealed at the RSNA 2018 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Use ultrasound to evaluate masses found on DBT
December 5, 2018 -- Ultrasound is 98% effective for further assessing masses found on screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), according to a study published online on 29 November in the British Journal of Radiology. The findings suggest that a diagnostic mammogram after screening DBT is unnecessary, thus sparing women additional radiation exposure.  Discuss
Germans pinpoint how gadolinium passes through brain
December 4, 2018 -- German researchers have found a way to monitor precisely how gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) enter the brain via the glymphatic pathway. This aspect has been overlooked and misinterpreted in the past, and the discovery may have important clinical implications, they emphasize.  Discuss
RSNA 2018: German medical students have no fear of AI
December 4, 2018 -- CHICAGO - While the majority of medical students in Germany are aware of the discussion of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology, most are unafraid of being replaced by AI and are optimistic that it will improve radiology as well as medicine in general, according to research presented on Thursday at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
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