Dose-tracking software drives CT optimization
April 4, 2016 -- A new initiative that leverages radiation dose-monitoring software can achieve crucial results, including optimization of CT protocols and sharp decreases in mean effective dose to patients, according to recent research from Basel University Hospital in Switzerland.  Discuss
Cone-beam CT works well in adaptive proton therapy
April 1, 2016 -- Cone-beam CT can help identify treatment-relevant anatomical changes in patients receiving proton therapy for lung cancer, according to new research from Belgium, the U.K., and the U.S.  Discuss
Belgian radiologists speak of shock after terrorist attacks
March 30, 2016 -- A group of radiologists traveling to Munich on an industry visit were caught up in last week's bombings in Brussels. Terrorist attacks like these are making people more reluctant to travel, says ESR President Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD.  Discuss
Getting patient consent requires sensitivity, tact
March 30, 2016 -- Obtaining informed consent is an important part of radiologists' work, but rarely do they give it sufficient thought and attention, note two leading German experts. In this interview, they give practical hints and suggestions for obtaining patient consent.  Discuss
Nodule classification unaffected by segmentation method
March 24, 2016 -- The performance of an automated nodule classification scheme doesn't vary depending on how the nodule is segmented, whether manually or semiautomatically, concluded new research from the U.K.'s Oxford University and Mirada Medical.  Discuss
MRI unravels neuro complications of Zika virus
March 23, 2016 -- French experts have urged all clinical staff to keep aware that meningoencephalitis is a possible complication in patients with ZIKV infection (Zika virus), according to a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine. Radiology plays a pivotal role in the diagnosis of this complication.  Discuss