Golden rules of radiology: The final batch of 30
November 14, 2018 -- Trust your clinical instincts, keep your workspace immaculate, avoid burnout by looking after yourself, and smile but don't be too approachable -- these are some of the new rules of radiology from Dr. Paul McCoubrie. Here's the fourth and final set in his series about the specialty's uber-truths.  Discuss
How can imaging reassure patients over weight loss?
November 13, 2018 -- Abnormal previous imaging in cases of unexplained and unintentional weight loss may be useful to fast-track patients for CT scans, but questions remain unanswered and further work must be done in this area, according to Scottish researchers.  Discuss
Severe shortage of cardiac CT scanners blights U.K.
November 7, 2018 -- U.K. hospitals lack the capacity to provide people experiencing chest pain with urgently needed coronary CT angiography, according to senior radiologist Dr. Giles Roditi. New figures show that more than 56,000 patients with angina missed out on scans in 2017 due to shortages of equipment and staff.  Discuss
PET/CT proves clinical value in prostate cancer
October 31, 2018 -- Gallium-labeled prostate-specific membrane antigen PET/CT is gaining ground in primary prostate cancer staging, delegates heard at the recent Conference on Hybrid Imaging Live, held in Barcelona, Spain.  Discuss
Edinburgh team shows the way in cardiac imaging
October 30, 2018 -- To develop new techniques and better diagnose and treat heart disease, more cardiac imaging specialists are required, and cardiologists and radiologists must collaborate more closely to achieve their common goals, according to U.K. experts.  Discuss
Fate of the 4: 2018 progress report for GE, Siemens, Canon, and Philips
October 18, 2018 -- How have the four largest medical imaging OEMs -- GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthineers, Canon Medical Systems, and Philips Healthcare -- performed so far in 2018? Stephen Holloway of U.K. market research firm Signify Research reviews the year so far and offers an update on Signify's forecast.  Discuss
AI can prescreen head CT studies for urgent findings
October 16, 2018 -- A set of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can prescreen head CT scans for urgent findings such as intracranial hemorrhage and cranial fracture, enabling triage of these cases for priority review by radiologists, according to research published online on October 11 in the Lancet.  Discuss
PET/CT rivals CT for NSCLC recurrence
October 11, 2018 -- Swiss researchers have found that FDG-PET/CT is "not superior" to contrast-enhanced CT in the detection and evaluation of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) recurrence two years after follow-up curative treatment. Their study was published online on 4 October in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  Discuss
Dutch develop novel 3D method to track central airways
October 5, 2018 -- A group from Amsterdam has examined conebeam CT projections of a 3D-printed thorax phantom and used prototype software for template generation, template matching, and triangulation to determine bronchus motion. They think markerless 3D monitoring can help in radiotherapy.  Discuss
Survey: Clinicians still lack dose awareness
October 3, 2018 -- Over a third of clinicians have received no formal education on the risks of exposure to ionizing radiation from imaging examinations, and more than a quarter believe the impact of dose on lifetime cancer risk is either very small or negligible, a new U.K. survey has found.  Discuss