Why EMA's relocation is good news for radiology
December 1, 2017 -- The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is relocating from London to Amsterdam, but does this really matter? Yes it does, Dr. Hildo Lamb wrote in a guest column. He's convinced the move will lead to a host of new opportunities for the medical imaging community.  Discuss
Deep learning can quantify CAC on low-dose CT
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - A deep-learning algorithm can automatically calculate coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores from lung cancer screening CT exams and facilitate risk stratification in these patients, according to research presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
Turin team illuminates CT use in cardiac surgery
November 21, 2017 -- The latest generation of CT scanners can provide excellent images of the coronary arteries, aortic annulus, and aortoiliac anatomy at a low contrast volume and a low radiation dose, even in patients with an irregular heartbeat or a high heart rate, according to new research from Turin, Italy.  Discuss
Nodule count on CT not linked to lung cancer risk
November 15, 2017 -- Does a higher number of lung nodules detected on baseline CT screens indicate an increased risk of cancer? Researchers with the Dutch-Belgian Randomized Lung Cancer Screening trial refute this notion in a study published in the November issue of Lung Cancer.  Discuss
How accurate is CT radiation dose info on the internet?
November 9, 2017 -- The internet often harbors inaccurate information regarding CT radiation dose, with online media outlets aimed at the lay public leading the way, according to a new Irish study.  Discuss
Ultralow-dose CT probes presurgical stroke risk
November 8, 2017 -- The danger of stroke as a cardiac postsurgery complication has flagged the need for greater understanding of patients' calcified atherosclerotic burden prior to surgery. But just how much dose is needed for CT results to be accurate, and how can radiologists optimize visualization?  Discuss
BIR: New peak in litigation claims looms large
November 6, 2017 -- LONDON - Litigation claims involving radiology are on the rise, and it's vital to be prepared for the increasingly legalistic climate that lies ahead, an expert told delegates on 3 November at the annual congress of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR).  Discuss
Improve CT lung cancer screening with baseline screens
November 3, 2017 -- CT lung cancer screening can be optimized by recognizing the significant differences in the frequency of noncalcified nodules and also the difference in the frequency and aggressiveness of diagnosed cancers from baseline to annual repeat screening rounds, according to lung cancer expert Dr. Claudia Henschke, PhD.  Discuss
Why the jury's still out on lung cancer screening
October 27, 2017 -- Caution persists when it comes to applying lung cancer screening, as the wait goes on for more conclusive mortality data, but consensus is growing that lung cancer screening is likely to become more cost-effective, according to a leading U.K. expert.  Discuss