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MRI proves value in tricky cases of cervical cancer
April 2, 2019 -- Award-winning research from Italy has underlined the clinical relevance of T2-weighted MRI as an important diagnostic tool to identify patients with parametrial invasion in the preoperative assessment of cervical cancer. The new study from Modena received many plaudits at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  Discuss
Dutch show how to cut need for CTPA in pregnancy
April 1, 2019 -- A Dutch-led research team has used a set of clinical rules to enable almost 40% of pregnant women suspected of having a pulmonary embolism to avoid an unnecessary CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) examination. Their findings were published in the 21 March edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
ECR 2019 Video Roundup: Top 5 trends
March 30, 2019 -- What were the top five trends at the ECR 2019 conference in Vienna? Artificial intelligence (AI) was a big deal, but AI was overshadowed by the rising importance of women in top leadership positions in radiology -- indicating that medical imaging's glass ceiling is starting to crack. Find out what other trends were hot in this video slideshow.  Discuss
Focused ultrasound releases cancer drugs on target
March 29, 2019 -- Researchers from the U.K. are using computational planning models to determine the focused ultrasound parameters required to release drugs from liposomes, without the need for real-time thermometry. This approach could make ultrasound-mediated targeted drug delivery more widely accessible and simpler to administer than techniques that use MRI guidance.  Discuss
TB screening can give boost to migrants' health
March 28, 2019 -- More mobile x-ray units for tuberculosis (TB) screening is a practical solution for migrants in Europe and should be a priority for populations at risk, as long as screening is conducted without stigmatization, according to an expert in healthcare provision for migrant communities.
London group finds AI can identify pacemakers on x-rays
March 28, 2019 -- Researchers from Imperial College London in the U.K. found that artificial intelligence (AI) software can be used to identify cardiac rhythm devices such as pacemakers on x-rays. AI could therefore speed up the diagnosis and treatment of patients with faulty devices, according to the study published online on 27 March in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.  Discuss
French show the way on dose reduction
March 27, 2019 -- In a large multicenter study of thrombectomies carried out over three years, a French-led group has demonstrated that a coherent approach to radiation dose reduction can bring substantial benefits. They published their findings in European Radiology online on 22 March.  Discuss
Strickland gives priority to modernization of RCR
March 26, 2019 -- Over the coming months, Dr. Nicola Strickland will start a thorough overhaul of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) modus operandi. In a video interview, she explains about her team's plan to update the charter, amend the status of overseas fellows, and adopt a new approach to training.  Discuss
PET/MRI study links inflammation to atherosclerosis
March 26, 2019 -- In a novel study that tracked employees at a Spanish bank, researchers used PET/MRI to detect signs of atherosclerotic disease and inflammation in arterial regions that had not yet developed plaques. The finding could provide an early biomarker of future risk of heart attack and stroke.  Discuss
Ga-68 PMSA PET/CT tops for prostate cancer recurrence
March 25, 2019 -- PET/CT with the radiopharmaceutical gallium-68 (Ga-68) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) should be the choice over whole-body-MRI for detecting prostate cancer recurrence after radical prostatectomy, a German group advocates in a study published by the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
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