Coronary CT angio makes giant leap in dose reduction
September 17, 2018 -- A large international survey of radiation dose has demonstrated a huge reduction of radiation exposure in coronary CT angiography over the last decade. The study has shown doctors have reduced radiation exposure while maintaining image quality.  Discuss
Can an AI algorithm triage routine abdominal CT exams?
September 13, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can be highly sensitive and specific for identifying acute findings on abdominal CT scans enabling radiologists to prioritize reading of those urgent exams, Swiss researchers reported in an article published online on 7 September in Investigative Radiology.  Discuss
Does radiology have a bullying problem?
September 12, 2018 -- LIVERPOOL - Bullying and harassment are serious endemic problems in some radiology departments, and urgent action is required to promote teamwork and ensure patient care does not suffer, delegates were told on 11 September at the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists annual congress.  Discuss
CT pioneer Ian Isherwood dies
September 11, 2018 -- The U.K. radiologist responsible for much of the important early clinical development of CT, Dr. Ian Isherwood, died on 3 September at the age of 87. Tributes are already flowing in for a key figure in the history of European medical imaging.  Discuss
Strickland: Outsourcing spending is unsustainable
September 5, 2018 -- U.K. outsourcing costs have doubled in just three years, and a shortage of at least 1,600 radiologists is anticipated by 2022, according to a report released on 5 September by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Urgent action is vital, said RCR President Dr. Nicola Strickland.  Discuss
20 new golden rules of radiology
September 5, 2018 -- Always report in date order, introduce yourself, dress smartly, and don't criticize colleagues. These are four of the new rules of radiology developed by Dr. Paul McCoubrie. We present the third in his series of articles about the specialty's uber-truths.  Discuss
AI algorithm predicts immunotherapy response
August 30, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can analyze a radiomic-based biomarker on CT scans to predict how cancer patients will respond to immunotherapy, French researchers reported in an article published online on 14 August in the Lancet Oncology.  Discuss
Ion-beam CT improves particle therapy planning
August 30, 2018 -- A better option for particle therapy treatment planning would be to use protons or other ion beams. Instead of incorporating an error margin of around 3% as with x-ray CT images, ion CT provides a direct estimation of relative stopping power and eliminates conversion uncertainties.  Discuss
FDG-PET/CT can provide valuable esophageal cancer updates
August 28, 2018 -- FDG-PET/CT could be very helpful in calculating the risk of developing interval metastasis during neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer, and it could lead to other more appropriate restaging modalities for patients.  Discuss
CCTA biomarker may predict mortality from heart disease
August 28, 2018 -- The use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to measure fatty tissue around arteries could help predict the risk of mortality from heart disease, according to research published online on 28 August in the Lancet and being presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Munich.  Discuss