Dutch shed light on pros and cons of breast MRI
Dutch researchers have found that MRI detects breast cancer earlier than digital mammography in women with a family history of the disease but without known genetic mutations. The improved detection comes at a risk of more false positives, however.
Introducing Rad-U-Like, radiology's rating website
Rating websites are big business, but so far healthcare has been relatively spared. This won't last long, so radiology should take control and develop its own site, writes Dr. Giles Maskell, who takes a light-hearted look at how it might operate.
Cropping of digital x-rays can lead to 'collimation creep'
Research from the U.K. and the United Arab Emirates suggests that the effort to produce "prettier" x-ray images can lead to "collimation creep" as radiographers crop digital radiography images rather than use more appropriate collimation settings. The article was published in the June edition of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.
European Diploma in Radiology: How it works
The European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) has become a benchmark for medical specialty examinations in Europe. But what do you actually need to know about the EDiR, how is it organized, and how can it boost your career? Prof. Laura Oleaga Zufiría explains.
Fuchsjäger: Why AI can succeed in breast imaging
By boosting diagnostic accuracy and lowering workloads for radiologists, artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to succeed in breast imaging where computer-aided detection software failed, writes Prof. Michael Fuchsjäger from Graz in Austria in an editorial published online on 14 June in European Radiology.
What's shaping global ultrasound's future?
The evolution of artificial intelligence, along with the growth of emerging markets and development of new applications, will transform the worldwide use of ultrasound, predicts market columnist Simon Harris. 2018 was a record year for the modality, with revenues increasing by 6.8%.
Podcast: Finding a winning formula in sports imaging
Imaging of elite athletes requires a sound knowledge of anatomy and the type of injuries encountered, as well as hard work and commitment, says musculoskeletal radiologist Dr. Gajan Rajeswaran. In this podcast, he lifts the lid on sports imaging and speaks about unusual cases.
DBT performs well over multiple screening rounds
Lower recall and higher cancer detection rates for breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) are sustainable over more than one screening round, according to an extensive Norwegian study published online on 11 June in European Radiology.
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.

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