5 risk factors help predict brain hemorrhage on CT
August 17, 2018 -- U.K. researchers have identified five factors -- including contrast leakage on CT scans -- that may indicate a higher risk of continued bleeding in the brain of stroke patients. Checking for these factors may help improve survival, according to an article published online on August 14 in Lancet Neurology.  Discuss
Flat-panel CT proves value in temporal bone
August 14, 2018 -- Flat-panel CT of the temporal bone yields higher image quality than 128-slice CT with comparable overall effective doses, according to an Italian study published in the September edition of the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Micro-CT enhances resolution of 3D-printed models
August 13, 2018 -- Offering more than 100 times the image resolution of MRI and CT, micro-CT may serve as an alternative to standard imaging modalities in the production of 3D-printed models -- especially for tiny, complex structures, according to research from London's leading pediatric center.  Discuss
Radiology mourns forensic expert Dr. Hermann Vogel
August 10, 2018 -- The creator and organizer of a series of special exhibitions at ECR, Dr. Hermann Vogel, died on 30 July at the age of 76. A recognized international expert in forensic imaging, he made over 40 trips to war zones and areas of crisis across the globe to investigate human rights abuses.  Discuss
Augmented reality device aids interventional oncology
July 31, 2018 -- An Italian-led research team has developed a technique that can use augmented reality instead of conventional intraprocedural imaging to guide needle insertion for interventional procedures, according to research published online on 31 July in European Radiology Experimental.  Discuss
Can AI enhance the utility of breast conebeam CT?
July 30, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for breast conebeam CT (CBCT) studies can accurately differentiate between benign and malignant breast lesions, potentially improving the real-world performance of radiologists reading CBCT images, according to a Web-exclusive paper in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Can a blood test rule out most CT scans for brain injury?
July 25, 2018 -- A blood test that detects biomarkers for brain injury could help rule out patients suspected of having traumatic intracranial injuries, thus avoiding the need for CT scans, according to a large multicenter observational trial published online on 24 July by Lancet Neurology. But experts have questioned the clinical value of the test.  Discuss
Low-dose CT can deliver cost-effective lung screening
July 24, 2018 -- A Swiss modeling study showed a national low-dose CT screening program for lung cancer can be cost-effective. The study, published in the July issue of Lung Cancer, sought to clarify the impact of screening across a high-income population and revealed it may reduce mortality by 6% to 15%.  Discuss
CT scans may be linked to brain cancer in kids
July 23, 2018 -- Could exposure to CT radiation increase the risk of brain tumors in kids? Yes, say researchers from the Netherlands, who reported a 1.5-fold increase in cancer incidence for children in a study published online on 18 July in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
U.K. regulator calls for urgent action on backlog of scans
July 19, 2018 -- After uncovering massive backlogs of imaging examinations at three hospitals in England, the Care Quality Commission has highlighted the need for immediate action in its comprehensive new review of radiology reporting, but Royal College of Radiologists President Dr. Nicola Strickland has renewed her plea for more resources.  Discuss