Clinical audits promise productivity gains in Russia
February 20, 2018 -- A radiology audit service in Moscow that already assesses 150 CT, MRI, and mammography systems across 64 outpatient departments is gearing up for further expansion. Unified Radiological Information Service is expected to reduce costs for radiology departments.  Discuss
Is CT or MR perfusion better for diagnosing CAD?
February 15, 2018 -- Recent advances in scanner technology have made the use of CT stress myocardial perfusion imaging feasible. Just how well it matches up to MR perfusion in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) is the central question of a German/U.S. study led by Dr. Marc Dewey from Berlin.  Discuss
French find no need for CT to rule out PE
February 13, 2018 -- French researchers found that a set of clinical criteria was just as accurate as a protocol that included CT pulmonary angiography for ruling out pulmonary embolism (PE) in the emergency department, according to an article published in the February 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
Augmented reality headset bolsters reconstructive surgery
January 31, 2018 -- Using an augmented reality headset to view CT angiography images allowed researchers from the U.K. to improve the accuracy and speed of reconstructive surgery in the leg for a series of cases detailed in an article published online on 31 January in European Radiology Experimental.  Discuss
Can artificial intelligence enable a 10-minute MRI scan?
January 17, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms promise to improve the imaging workflow, leading to significantly faster MR image acquisition times as well as vastly improved image quality in low-dose CT images. Consultant radiologist Dr. Hugh Harvey from London investigates in a new column.  Discuss
Man ruptures throat by stopping a sneeze
January 17, 2018 -- A CT scan confirmed that a man experienced a spontaneous perforation of his pharynx after attempting to stop a forceful sneeze, according to a new case report published online in BMJ Case Reports on 15 January.
3D volumetry shows promise in lung but requires care
January 12, 2018 -- Volumetry measurement of lung nodules is gaining clinical acceptance but still poses significant practical difficulties, and major factors of variability are related to the nodule, technical scanner parameters, and hemodynamic issues, according to U.K. researchers.  Discuss
Spanish scoop top prize for cleft lip and palate work
January 9, 2018 -- Researchers from Spain have collected a prestigious international award for their evaluation of patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate for treatment planning and follow-up from birth to adulthood. Now they're working on how 3D-printed models can further enhance care.  Discuss
Madrid team gives master class on football injuries
January 5, 2018 -- Try to match the imaging modality with the specific injury of a young football player -- that's one of the practical tips given by doctors from a sports medicine clinic in Madrid with nine years of experience dealing with injured children and adolescents.  Discuss
CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER
January 4, 2018 -- Radiation dose tracking software revealed that children who had CT scans in the emergency room (ER) of separate hospitals in Finland received considerably different radiation doses for head and cervical spine CT exams, according to a study published in Emergency Radiology.  Discuss