CAD, 3D rendering give boost to surgical planning
May 8, 2017 -- Virtual simulations of interventional and surgical procedures using open-source computer-aided detection (CAD) software is improving the accuracy of preoperative planning in corrective jaw surgery, German researchers have found.  Discuss
Women may need less frequent CT lung cancer screening
May 2, 2017 -- Women may need less frequent CT lung cancer screening than men, according to a study to be presented on 6 May at the European Lung Cancer Conference in Geneva. The finding could enable physicians to reduce CT screening frequency (and thus exposure to radiation) in women.  Discuss
Photon-counting breast CT shows promise
May 1, 2017 -- Tests of a prototype photon-counting detector breast CT scanner show that the system could be useful as an adjunct to low-dose breast CT by separating the energy levels of different types of materials within the breast to assess tissue composition and improve cancer diagnosis.  Discuss
Radiology mourns Dr. Helen Carty, 1944-2017
April 28, 2017 -- Tributes are being paid to Dr. Helen Carty, the leading pediatric radiologist from Liverpool, U.K., who died peacefully at home on 23 April at the age of 72. She was a world expert in imaging of child abuse, the president of ECR 2004, and a gold medalist at ECR 2009.  Discuss
Dutch present strategic vision for 2020
April 28, 2017 -- The Radiological Society of the Netherlands has devised a roadmap to help reach its main goals for the future. Dr. Hildo Lamb provides the background to the project and explains why information technology and multidisciplinary cooperation both will have a crucial role to play.  Discuss
Lung-RADS category 4X helps diagnose lung cancer
April 27, 2017 -- The addition of category 4X lesions in the Lung CT Screening Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS) imaging scheme adds value and increases malignancy yields among experienced radiologists, according to a Dutch study in Radiology. The 4X nodules turn out to be malignant in half of cases.  Discuss
Low doses can make DSCT cardiac perfusion routine
April 25, 2017 -- The latest generation dual-source CT (DSCT) scanner cuts the radiation dose of cardiac CT perfusion enough to make it suitable for daily practice, according to new research. Expanded z-axis coverage and better signal-to-noise ratios can offer more information on myocardial blood flow.  Discuss