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
Europe seeks progress on adoption of enterprise IT
March 25, 2019 -- As the shift to interdisciplinary care, centralized procurement, and artificial intelligence intensifies, radiology may fall behind if it fails to address significant IT challenges, particularly the approach to software adoption, writes market columnist Stephen Holloway.  Discuss
New PET tracers show immense promise in cancer imaging
March 22, 2019 -- Researchers from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg have reported that two new radiotracers achieved substantially shorter image acquisition times than FDG-PET scans and required no fasting or dietary changes in a new study in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. This may give a timely boost to cancer detection, they say.  Discuss
Italian study finds higher recall rate with annual mammo
March 22, 2019 -- Italian researchers found that younger women who were screened annually with mammography had higher recall rates than older women who had biennial screening, according to a study published online on 18 March in European Radiology.  Discuss
Spanish offer new approach to 3D brain visualization
March 21, 2019 -- Researchers from Spain have developed a technique that allows users to visualize and interact with head MRI and CT scans as 3D models using virtual and augmented reality. The technique relies on proprietary software applications specifically designed for examining radiology images.  Discuss
Swiss strive for best technique in cinematic reconstructions
March 21, 2019 -- Cinematic rendering tends to be very popular with orthopedic surgeons, but radiologists from Switzerland are finding out just how tricky and time-consuming it can be to arrive at the best way to perform these reconstructions.  Discuss
New report finds serious shortage of oncologists in U.K.
March 20, 2019 -- A comprehensive survey by the Royal College of Radiologists has highlighted the scale of the ongoing shortage of oncology staff in the U.K. Its annual census of 62 major cancer centers found more than 7.5% of consultant posts were vacant, and services are maintained only by large amounts of overtime.  Discuss
Why patient communication lies at heart of AI success
March 20, 2019 -- To be an important player in the age of artificial intelligence (AI), radiologists must communicate and interact much more with patients, writes Dr. Andreas Gutzeit. Instead of remaining in the background, we must be empathetic doctors committed to our patients, he says.  Discuss