CT scans may be linked to brain cancer in kids
July 23, 2018 -- Could exposure to CT radiation increase the risk of brain tumors in kids? Yes, say researchers from the Netherlands, who reported a 1.5-fold increase in cancer incidence for children in a study published online on 18 July in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
U.K. regulator calls for urgent action on backlog of scans
July 19, 2018 -- After uncovering massive backlogs of imaging examinations at three hospitals in England, the Care Quality Commission has highlighted the need for immediate action in its comprehensive new review of radiology reporting, but Royal College of Radiologists President Dr. Nicola Strickland has renewed her plea for more resources.  Discuss
Imaging shows value in congenital agenesis of pericardium
July 17, 2018 -- Congenital agenesis of the pericardium is often discovered as an incidental finding, but Greek researchers have now demonstrated that CT and MRI can reveal important information about this rare cardiac malformation.  Discuss
3D cardiac model enhances heart valve surgery
July 13, 2018 -- Researchers from Germany have developed software that uses ultrasound, MRI, or CT scans of the heart to produce virtual 3D models depicting different stages of heartbeat, according to a presentation at the recent Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2018 international congress in Berlin.  Discuss
Imaging pioneer Achenbach secures Europe's top cardiac post
July 11, 2018 -- Radiology is about to get a powerful new ally at the helm of cardiology after the European Society of Cardiology announced this week that Dr. Stephan Achenbach, head of cardiology at the University of Erlangen in Germany, has won the election to be its next president.  Discuss
Cardiac hybrid imaging predicts adverse cardiac events
July 6, 2018 -- A cardiac hybrid imaging technique that fuses SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging with coronary CT angiography scans can help predict major adverse cardiac events in patients suspected of having coronary artery disease, according to a study published online on 3 July in Radiology.  Discuss
CT links brain calcifications to smoking, diabetes
June 29, 2018 -- Researchers from the Netherlands examined the brain CT scans of patients with memory complaints and identified a strong association between the presence of calcifications in the hippocampus and various risk factors such as smoking and diabetes, according to an article published online on 12 June in Radiology.  Discuss
Nikolaou: AI for complex cases may be over 10 years off
June 25, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to create more imaging opportunities and boost demand for specialists, but multimodality, multiparametric, or complex MRI diagnoses using AI are probably at least a decade away, according to Dr. Konstantin Nikolaou from Tübingen, Germany.  Discuss
4D CT enables quantitative analysis of wrist motion
June 22, 2018 -- Researchers from the Netherlands have developed a method to quantify wrist motion using 4D CT. They shared their findings in a presentation on 21 June at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2018 international congress in Berlin.  Discuss
Opinion: Radiographers do not equal radiologists
June 20, 2018 -- Studies that compare the reading skills of radiographers against those of radiologists are flawed, says Dr. Emanuele Neri. Trying to prove that "radiographers = radiologists" is the wrong exercise because the skillsets of the two groups are so different, but "radiographers + radiologists = better care" is valid, he writes.  Discuss