Italians unveil new data on prolonged CT lung screening
April 16, 2019 -- Fresh statistics from the Multicentric Italian Lung Detection trial have underlined the increasing benefits of CT lung screening over time -- starting after the fifth year. The authors reported a 39% reduction in lung cancer mortality risk for eligible smokers at 10 years.  Discuss
German team employs AR for CT-guided spine surgery
April 15, 2019 -- A group from Germany used augmented reality (AR) technology to overlay CT scans onto patients with spinal lesions -- lowering the radiation dose required for CT-guided surgery while maintaining high navigational accuracy, according to an article published online on 5 April in the European Spine Journal.  Discuss
AI malware highlights imaging's security weaknesses
April 8, 2019 -- An Israeli team has developed malware based on an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to draw attention to serious security weaknesses in medical imaging equipment and the networks that transmit those images, reported an article posted on 3 April by the Washington Post.  Discuss
Dutch show how to cut need for CTPA in pregnancy
April 1, 2019 -- A Dutch-led research team has used a set of clinical rules to enable almost 40% of pregnant women suspected of having a pulmonary embolism to avoid an unnecessary CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) examination. Their findings were published in the 21 March edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Strickland gives priority to modernization of RCR
March 26, 2019 -- Over the coming months, Dr. Nicola Strickland will start a thorough overhaul of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) modus operandi. In a video interview, she explains about her team's plan to update the charter, amend the status of overseas fellows, and adopt a new approach to training.  Discuss
Swiss strive for best technique in cinematic reconstructions
March 21, 2019 -- Cinematic rendering tends to be very popular with orthopedic surgeons, but radiologists from Switzerland are finding out just how tricky and time-consuming it can be to arrive at the best way to perform these reconstructions.  Discuss
Renewed focus on dose drives adoption of CT
March 18, 2019 -- Progress in CT dose awareness has been relatively slow in Europe, but combined efforts from both providers and vendors look set to ensure a renewed focus on patient dose and spur a replacement of aging CT systems, according to market analyst Stephen Holloway.  Discuss
Radiology road map charts major changes ahead in Russia
March 15, 2019 -- Radiology continues to evolve in Russia. The government has unveiled a five-year "road map" for the Moscow region in a bid to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Prof. Sergey Morozov, PhD, elaborates on the path that lies ahead.  Discuss
CT's role grows in thoracic immune-related adverse events
March 12, 2019 -- Radiologists have an essential part to play in using CT to diagnose and monitor immune-related adverse events in the chest, according to prize-winning researchers from a top hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Optimal patient care during immunotherapy requires multidisciplinary effort by pulmonologists, medical oncologists, and radiologists, they say.  Discuss
Swiss find that breast CT screening is feasible
March 6, 2019 -- Swiss researchers performing a feasibility study with a new breast CT scanner found that the system turned in high-quality images at low radiation dose. The combination could mean that breast CT could be ready for cancer screening, according to a study published online on 2 March in Investigative Radiology.  Discuss