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Video from UKIO 2019: Erika Denton on turnaround times
June 10, 2019 -- LIVERPOOL, U.K. - Pressure to improve turnaround times for image reporting continues to grow. Nearly a year since a damning report from the U.K. regulator, progress is being made on establishing national standards and avoiding further backlogs of unreported scans, said Prof. Erika Denton at this week's UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO).  Discuss
Hybrid imaging remains a mixed bag across Europe
June 10, 2019 -- Hybrid imaging practice is notably heterogeneous, training programs and qualification options are limited, and integrated, interdisciplinary PET/CT reporting is not implemented ubiquitously, a large European survey has found.  Discuss
Swiss use cartoons to clarify contrast conundrum
June 7, 2019 -- A group of Swiss radiologists has produced a humorous set of cartoons to boost safety and spotlight the different types of iodine allergy that can be meant by this "misnomer" so that physicians don't erroneously prescribe or avoid the use of contrast media in imaging examinations.  Discuss
Augmented reality beats MRI for identifying liver tumors
June 6, 2019 -- Norwegian researchers have accurately identified liver tumors more quickly by examining 3D models with augmented reality (AR) technology compared with looking at conventional MRI scans. Whereas MR or CT images require clinicians to mentally reconstruct a 3D view of liver vessels and lesions, AR eliminates the need for this step, they say.  Discuss
Milan group uses AR, 3D printing to assist in heart surgery
June 5, 2019 -- Investigators from a top Italian facility have employed augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing to plan surgery for a woman with major health complications, including ovarian cancer and an atrial septal defect. They outlined their experience in a case study.  Discuss
Ultrasound proves value for assessing liver steatosis
June 4, 2019 -- German researchers have found that ultrasound provides a cost-effective and viable alternative to MRI for evaluating liver steatosis in the clinical arena. Their new study is to be published soon in the July issue of Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Is there a 'sweet spot' for mammography volume?
June 3, 2019 -- How many mammograms should a radiologist be reading each year to achieve maximum performance? Researchers from Norway found that an annual screening mammography exam volume of between 4,000 and 10,000 is the best range, according to a study published online on 28 May.  Discuss
Video from EuroSon 2019: Dr. Paul Sidhu on top trends
May 31, 2019 -- GRANADA, SPAIN - The growing miniaturization of devices, the emergence of elastography, and the more efficient use of contrast agents are the three top technology trends in ultrasound today, according to Dr. Paul Sidhu from London. He's also sure modality-specific congresses still have a bright future.  Discuss
Video from EuroSon 2019: Dr. Matthias Wüstner on surgeons
May 31, 2019 -- GRANADA, SPAIN - Surgeons must be willing and able to perform ultrasound exams. That's the view of surgeon Dr. Matthias Wüstner, who is convinced that intraoperative ultrasound has an essential role to play in patient care. He gave a keynote lecture on Thursday at EuroSon 2019.  Discuss
Video from EuroSon 2019: Dr. José Luis del Cura on turf battles
May 30, 2019 -- GRANADA, SPAIN - Turf battles are a constant threat in ultrasound, given the technology's relatively low cost and portability. But how can you avoid them? We asked Dr. José Luis del Cura from Bilbao, Spain, an expert in interventional ultrasound, to share his thoughts on this important topic.  Discuss
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