Debate grows over double reading; the latest on CT dose; U.K. revises trauma guidelines

By Philip Ward, AuntMinnieEurope.com staff writer

November 18, 2015 --

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

Double reading is a hot topic in Norway, not least because it reduces errors, says the lead author of an important study published last week.

But is it a practical solution in today's cost-conscious environment? In which clinical situations is it most effective? And what is the best model to use? Get some answers in our CT Community, or by clicking here.

Optimizing CT radiation dose is another urgent priority, of course, so while you're visiting that community, make sure you read our news report about a new international study involving more than 160,000 scans acquired over a two-week period at no fewer than 86 centers. Click here to learn more.

Today, CT is the key modality in emergency cases, and the new document from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) about severe trauma is worth a close read, because it contains some practical tips on the optimum use of CT. The RCR's guidelines are always professionally produced, up-to-date, and comprehensive, and, better still, you can download them free of charge. Find out more here.

I doubt very much that Diabetologia rates as one of your must-read journals, but more people might be looking at it after the recent publication of a significant PET/CT article from Denmark. Visit our Cardiac Imaging Community, or click here.

Radiology in Turkey continues to thrive, and Turkish authors have contributed our Case of the Week, about an 11-month-old girl with dysmorphic findings. Click here to test yourself.

The 101st annual RSNA meeting in Chicago begins at the end of this month. For in-depth previews of the congress and industry news, make sure you visit the dedicated RSNA 2015 section of our sister site, AuntMinnie.com.

 

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