Top 10 tips for writing letters
September 18, 2019 -- "Spoken words fly away, written words remain," according to the Latin proverb. But how can you improve the quality, clarity, and impact of your letters to patients, referring doctors, and colleagues? The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has released a new document that offers 10 tips.  Discuss
AI model classifies aortic dissection, rupture on CT
September 17, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately detect aortic dissection and rupture on postcontrast CT images, enabling radiologists to prioritize interpretation of these emergent cases, stated the authors of an article published online on 12 September in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Blood test can give boost to CT lung screening
September 11, 2019 -- New evidence from the U.K. suggests a blood test and imaging-based lung screening exam offers a better lung cancer detection rate than standard clinical care. The findings were presented on 9 September at the World Conference on Lung Cancer in Barcelona, Spain.  Discuss
ESR seeks to demystify biomarkers
September 9, 2019 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has issued a detailed set of recommendations designed to promote the use of validated imaging biomarkers as clinical decision-making tools. Prof. Nandita deSouza explains the rationale behind this initiative.  Discuss
CT-based radiomics reveals prostate cancer risk
September 6, 2019 -- Using machine learning, U.K. and Dutch researchers have developed prediction models to identify textural and intensity-based features imperceptible to human observers, and to associate them with commonly used measures of disease progression in prostate cancer.  Discuss
Mobile ambulances give boost to stroke therapy
September 4, 2019 -- German investigators have provided new evidence that mobile stroke ambulances fitted with CT can greatly improve the accuracy and efficiency of determining which patients require surgical treatment, compared with standard clinical decision-making. They published their results online on 3 September in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
ESC: Cancer cases rise in developed world
September 3, 2019 -- Fresh statistics presented at this week's European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress in Paris confirm that cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, while heart disease burden persists in less prosperous countries.  Discuss
Swiss shed light on bullets in gunshot injuries
September 2, 2019 -- Researchers from Zurich have reported that dual-energy CT can differentiate between various types of bullets in gunshot wounds based on their core material. The findings may have major implications for the future of forensic imaging.  Discuss
Augmented reality can help guide aneurysm repair
August 29, 2019 -- Visualizing patient anatomy in 3D through augmented reality (AR) technology can overcome key limitations of image-guided surgery, according to researchers from Poland. They shared their initial experiences of using AR to facilitate aortic aneurysm repair in a recent article in the Journal of Endovascular Therapy.  Discuss
Spanish find key to success in liver transplant cases
August 26, 2019 -- Early detection of vascular complications of liver transplantation is vital to establish effective treatment, and this can determine the outcome of transplantation, patient mortality, and morbidity, according to an experienced group of gastrointestinal and abdominal imaging specialists from Valencia, Spain.  Discuss