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Study finds room for improvement in radiomics research
August 1, 2019 -- Radiomics offers much potential in radiology, but it must be validated before it can be adopted for clinical use. Unfortunately, the overall scientific quality and reporting of radiomics research is lacking, researchers concluded in an article published online on 26 July in European Radiology.  Discuss
Orthopedic experts get set to rule at 2020 Olympics
July 31, 2019 -- Specialists in orthopedics rather than medical imaging are likely to play the preeminent role in the polyclinic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which are now less than a year away. Meanwhile, concerns persist about the health impact of the city's extreme summer heat.  Discuss
Most CCTA scans prove valuable for FFR-CT analysis
July 30, 2019 -- New European-led research suggests clinicians can use nearly all coronary CT angiography (CCTA) scans for fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) analysis with simple adjustments to scanning protocols, such as minimizing slice thickness, controlling patient heart rate, and using dual-source or wide-coverage single-source CT units.  Discuss
U.K. team sheds light on recalls in breast screening
July 29, 2019 -- Seeking to eliminate a woman's anxiety over being recalled after breast screening is a worthy goal, but is it safe to actively drive down the recall rate? Researchers from Manchester addressed this question by analyzing why women were recalled after over 200,000 screening exams.  Discuss
Imaging proves pivotal in presigning sports reports
July 26, 2019 -- Radiologists now have a central role to play in medical reports on elite athletes, particularly in presignings involving high-earning football players, according to the author of an article published online on 17 July in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
What's really happening with enterprise imaging?
July 25, 2019 -- For years now, experts have predicted that enterprise imaging would transform radiology, but in reality global adoption remains relatively low. Industry analyst Stephen Holloway presents his four key trends and observations from the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, U.S.  Discuss
Parizel: Belgium is world leader in needless exams
July 24, 2019 -- Compared with the rest of Europe, Belgium is a world leader in unnecessary medical examinations due to poor indications, Prof. Paul Parizel, PhD, has told Knack, the Belgian weekly news magazine. Also, there is a risk that radiology is becoming too much about business, he said in the article posted on 23 July.  Discuss
Data validation promises to make or break AI
July 24, 2019 -- In June, Ranga Yogeshwar, a physicist and science journalist from Luxembourg, made some competent and critical comments about artificial intelligence (AI) and expressed his concerns about data validation. The Maverinck tells the story in his latest column.  Discuss
Elastography predicts breast cancer therapy response
July 23, 2019 -- Elastography can help determine treatment response in patients with locally advanced breast cancer during the course of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to a study published in July in BJR.  Discuss
PET/MRI develops growing role in cervical cancer
July 22, 2019 -- PET/MRI can become an increasingly valuable modality for the early-stage diagnosis of cervical cancer, especially when the disease spreads to the parametrium, according to a study published on 17 July in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
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