Study suggests short-term sleep loss hurts the heart
December 5, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Using cardiac MRI, researchers from Germany found that going without sleep for a short period of time appeared to affect cardiac function in radiologists. Results of the study were presented at the RSNA annual conference.  Discuss
An occasional drink doesn't hurt coronary arteries
November 30, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Having an alcoholic drink once or twice a day does not appear to affect the coronary arteries, based on scans with coronary CT angiography, researchers reported on 29 November at the RSNA annual meeting.  Discuss
Cardiologists put renewed focus on dose awareness
November 18, 2016 -- New efforts are underway to increase dose awareness among European cardiologists, but dose-optimization advocates face a very long road ahead before every cardiologist who uses radiation has sufficient understanding of dose to protect himself and his patients, according to new commentary.  Discuss
Achenbach gives cardiologist's view on coronary CTA
November 9, 2016 -- LONDON - A leading cardiologist's perspective on the current clinical controversies surrounding coronary CT angiography (CCTA), as provided by Dr. Stephan Achenbach, was the main crowd-puller at last week's annual conference of the British Institute of Radiology.  Discuss
CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays
October 31, 2016 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) is a safe gatekeeper for cardiac catheterization, reducing the need for intervention, boosting the diagnostic yield of interventions, and trimming minor procedural complications, reported German investigators writing in BMJ.  Discuss
Italian group focuses on who needs CCTA screening most
October 31, 2016 -- Can coronary CT angiography (CCTA) be performed on asymptomatic individuals before they have a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack? Italian researchers found a way to efficiently deploy CCTA screening and shared their technique in a 14 October article in the European Heart Journal.  Discuss
Absolute coronary lumen size on CCTA predicts function
October 28, 2016 -- The key question surrounding the functional significance of a coronary lesion can be answered with absolute lesion diameter rather than percent stenosis as measured with coronary CT angiography (CCTA), concludes a new study in European Radiology.  Discuss
Ultrasound in the bush: From Paris to Madagascar
October 26, 2016 -- At the end of her radiology training, Dr. Anne Fustier dreamt of free time, travel, and adventure. She spent nine months in Madagascar and now is convinced that travel broadens the mind and ultrasound has major benefits in humanitarian medical practice.  Discuss
JFR: 29 points to safeguard radiology's future
October 19, 2016 -- Radiology's in vital need of reform. That's a key conclusion of the latest publication from France's influential Professional Council of Radiology, which was unveiled at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR) congress and contains 29 proposals to ensure the profession's bright future.  Discuss