Radiographers: 'Yes, we can read chest x-rays'
June 15, 2018 -- The U.K. Society of Radiographers has refuted the suggestion that radiographers must not read chest x-rays and cannot conduct clinical image reporting to a standard equivalent to a senior radiologist. It's a "rather sad spectacle," according to its CEO Richard Evans.  Discuss
Why patient communication's central to better cancer care
June 8, 2018 -- BRUSSELS - Effective communication among radiologists, referring physicians, and patients is essential to advance care, Lieve Wierinck, a Belgian Member of the European Parliament and cancer survivor, told attendees at a special seminar held on 6 June.  Discuss
How best to deal with renal trauma
June 5, 2018 -- Researchers from Dublin have described precisely how to optimize CT protocols for detecting injuries to the renal parenchyma, vasculature, and collecting system, and they have also elaborated on CT findings and management options for each grade of injury.  Discuss
Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stones?
June 4, 2018 -- Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stone disease, also known as urolithiasis: digital tomosynthesis, ultrasound, or the current reference standard of multidetector CT? It depends, according to a study published in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
AI can detect, assess white-matter lesions on CT scans
June 1, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of accurately detecting and rating the severity of brain lesions on CT scans of patients presenting with stroke or dementia, according to an article published on 15 May in Radiology.  Discuss
Imaging sheds light on injuries from running of the bulls
May 30, 2018 -- The running of the bulls at the Fiesta de San Fermín in Pamplona, Spain, occurs over a route less than 1 km, yet it's one of the most dangerous in the world. At the Spanish Society of Medical Radiology biennial congress last weekend, Dr. Luis Miranda Orella shared details about the spectacular injuries seen at the event.  Discuss
Spain bids to make up for lost time on CT dose
May 23, 2018 -- The deadline for European Union countries to transpose the European Atomic Energy Community radiation protection directive into national law passed on 6 February, but Spain failed to comply and is now taking belated action to meet its obligations. What's more, a fierce debate over CT use is continuing.  Discuss
Dual-energy CT proves optimal for proton planning
May 21, 2018 -- Proton therapy plans rely on estimates of particle range in the patient with the CT numbers converted into proton stopping-power ratios, but this approach limits treatment accuracy. Dual-energy CT can help determine particle range and calculate treatment plans, German research has found.  Discuss
RöKo 2018: Neural network looks deep into the lungs
May 17, 2018 -- Today's radiologists can use elaborate, computer-supported analysis methods to learn far more from CT data. A study presented at the German Radiology Congress (Deutscher Röntgenkongress, RöKo 2018) showed that CT datasets can provide a fairly precise assessment of lung function.  Discuss
Kauczor: Lung cancer screening works if you do it right
May 10, 2018 -- Lung cancer screening was a central theme at the German Radiology Congress (Deutscher Röntgenkongress, RöKo 2018) in Leipzig. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Kauczor from Heidelberg explained how screening with low-dose CT can be used effectively.  Discuss