Radiography and medical students benefit from VR training
May 31, 2023 -- Most radiography and medical students appreciate the value of virtual reality (VR) simulation-based training to learn about radiation protection in the interventional radiology suite, an Irish research group reported on 25 May in Radiography. Read More
Subclinical atherosclerosis increases heart attack risk 8-fold
April 5, 2023 -- Coronary atherosclerosis -- detected on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) -- increases a person's risk of heart attack eight-fold, Danish authors have stated. The findings sound a warning to clinicians about monitoring patients with poor heart health, they believe. Read More
SPECT comparable to conventional gamma for detecting heart attack
March 17, 2023 -- SPECT cameras with cadmium zinc telluride detectors perform comparably to conventional gamma devices for imaging patients with suspected heart attack, Swedish researchers have reported. Read More
Team Lille reports novel results on dose in photon-counting CT
March 8, 2023 -- The influential research group headed up by Prof. Martine Rémy-Jardin, PhD, of the University Centre of Lille, France, has found that photon-counting CT can reduce radiation dose for coronary CT angiography exams by more than a third compared with dual-source CT. Read More
Researchers sing praises of photon-counting CT at ECR 2023
March 2, 2023 -- VIENNA - Researchers' enthusiasm for photon-counting CT shows no sign of abating, it seems. Several of them shared their latest data about the technology's pros and cons with ever-eager ECR attendees. Read More
Zurich group shares latest experiences of photon-counting CT
January 31, 2023 -- Photon-counting CT reduces the amount of contrast needed for coronary CT angiography by 25% -- without impacting image quality. That's the main finding of a Swiss study published on 26 January in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Meet the 18 finalists for the EuroMinnies 2023 awards
January 19, 2023 -- Excitement is building in the EuroMinnies,'s annual awards scheme. Today we can reveal the list of finalists. In the four "people awards," the eight candidates come from eight different European nations, providing confirmation that talent is spread right across the continent. Read More
How can coronary CT angiography improve patient outcomes in CAD?
January 18, 2023 -- The optimum use of coronary CT angiography can have a positive impact on coronary artery disease (CAD) cases by reducing hospitalizations for heart attacks and mortality rates, U.K. researchers have reported. Read More
Patient dies during procedure due to x-ray malfunction
December 12, 2022 -- A 78-year-old man died after an x-ray system crashed during a cardiac catheterization procedure, according to reports in the Israeli media. The cause of the machine's crash is unknown, but it was most likely not a power failure. Read More
Can a more rigorous approach to justification reduce patient deaths?
November 22, 2022 -- Important questions remain unanswered after the death of a 43-year-old Australian woman who underwent a wellness scan: Should she have had the CT exam? Should the anaphylactic reaction have been better managed? What does the case tell us about the justification issue? Read More