Web tools help determine radiation risk from CT in pregnancy
March 1, 2018 -- As demand for imaging and the use of CT in the emergency department grow, the probability of both planned exposures in pregnancy and inadvertent exposures also is increasing. Is it likely that both scenarios will be encountered by most imaging departments several times a year, so radiologists must be prepared for this, delegates will hear at today's Special Focus Session on CT in pregnant patients.  Discuss
Size matters: Belgians scoop ECR 2018 prize for dose study
February 28, 2018 -- VIENNA - Body size has an influence on the dose conversion factors of a conventional chest posteroanterior examination for the organs in the field-of-view, except for the thyroid, according to an award-winning Belgian study being presented this week at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Waking the dead: Forensic imaging requires different mindset
February 28, 2018 -- To document vascular lesions linked with possible cause of death, radiologists will need to be familiar with the specific questions that the pathologist wants answered. While postmortem CT angiography is simple, fast, and reliable, the signs associated with motor vehicle accidents, homicides, and medical liabilities are numerous and subtle. Radiographers, too, will need to step outside their comfort zone, delegates will hear at today's session on forensic imaging.  Discuss
Keep aware of CT signs of hypovolemic shock, Irish urge
February 22, 2018 -- Early recognition of the CT signs of hypovolemic shock complex by alert and well-trained radiologists can facilitate identification of acutely unwell patients and prompt treatment and improved patient outcomes, according to a leading group of Irish researchers.  Discuss
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.