Londoners cut phone interruptions over head CT scans
Researchers from a top London facility have implemented a novel protocol to remove radiologist vetting of acute head CT exams in adults. This led to a marked and sustained reduction in the number of phone interruptions to the on-call radiologist, without increasing scanning numbers, they noted.
Germany releases new data on CT lung screening
Fresh statistics from the German Lung Cancer Screening Intervention trial have shown that CT lung cancer screening reduced cancer mortality by 69% in high-risk female smokers, but the test offered less of a benefit to men. The results were published online on 4 June in the International Journal of Cancer.
Irish show targeted breast screening brings results
A new study from Northern Ireland has demonstrated that risk-stratified breast cancer screening works, increasing cancer detection threefold. The authors are optimistic their data will lead to long-term improvements in tailored screening services.
Dual-energy CT for proton therapy planning reaches clinic
German researchers have introduced a technique for more accurate proton therapy planning into routine clinical use. They are implementing a novel, patient-specific method of proton range prediction based on dual-energy CT.
Study: Radiology know-how vital to cancer care
Research published online on 5 June in BJR supports the idea that radiologists' expertise remains crucial when it comes to cancer detection. Radiologists can "get the gist" of breast cancer in mammograms up to three years before clinical signs of it are visible, the authors found.
Ultrasound guidance helps ease chronic shoulder pain
Ultrasound-guided injections are an effective way to manage chronic shoulder pain, and they are well tolerated by most patients, according to a new study presented at the recent EuroSon congress in Granada, Spain.
Video from UKIO 2019: Giles Maskell on conflict
LIVERPOOL, U.K. - Perfect harmony doesn't always prevail in a radiology department. Dr. Giles Maskell, immediate past president of the Royal College of Radiologists, spoke at the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO) about managing differences within a team. We asked him how he keeps the peace in his own hospital.
Video from UKIO 2019: Gajan Rajeswaran on football
LIVERPOOL, U.K. - It was a record-breaking season for English Premier League clubs, but how do they deal with suspected injuries? After the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO) session on sports, Dr. Gajan Rajeswaran shared his experiences of imaging football injuries, particularly those of the tendon and muscle.
Video from UKIO 2019: Rachel Dunscombe on PACS gains
LIVERPOOL, U.K. - How can you get the best out of your PACS? How can interoperability and image sharing be improved? Prof. Rachel Dunscombe gave some practical advice on the opening day of the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO).
Instability leads to serious ultrasound skills shortage in U.K.
Continuous personnel changes are a major factor behind the serious shortage of ultrasound staff in the National Health Service, a situation that has resulted in increased diagnostic delays and canceling of operations, according to research presented this week at the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO) in Liverpool, U.K.

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