Dutch show how to cut need for CTPA in pregnancy
April 1, 2019 -- A Dutch-led research team has used a set of clinical rules to enable almost 40% of pregnant women suspected of having a pulmonary embolism to avoid an unnecessary CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) examination. Their findings were published in the 21 March edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Strickland gives priority to modernization of RCR
March 26, 2019 -- Over the coming months, Dr. Nicola Strickland will start a thorough overhaul of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) modus operandi. In a video interview, she explains about her team's plan to update the charter, amend the status of overseas fellows, and adopt a new approach to training.  Discuss
Swiss strive for best technique in cinematic reconstructions
March 21, 2019 -- Cinematic rendering tends to be very popular with orthopedic surgeons, but radiologists from Switzerland are finding out just how tricky and time-consuming it can be to arrive at the best way to perform these reconstructions.  Discuss
Renewed focus on dose drives adoption of CT
March 18, 2019 -- Progress in CT dose awareness has been relatively slow in Europe, but combined efforts from both providers and vendors look set to ensure a renewed focus on patient dose and spur a replacement of aging CT systems, according to market analyst Stephen Holloway.  Discuss
Radiology road map charts major changes ahead in Russia
March 15, 2019 -- Radiology continues to evolve in Russia. The government has unveiled a five-year "road map" for the Moscow region in a bid to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Prof. Sergey Morozov, PhD, elaborates on the path that lies ahead.  Discuss
CT's role grows in thoracic immune-related adverse events
March 12, 2019 -- Radiologists have an essential part to play in using CT to diagnose and monitor immune-related adverse events in the chest, according to prize-winning researchers from a top hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Optimal patient care during immunotherapy requires multidisciplinary effort by pulmonologists, medical oncologists, and radiologists, they say.  Discuss
Swiss find that breast CT screening is feasible
March 6, 2019 -- Swiss researchers performing a feasibility study with a new breast CT scanner found that the system turned in high-quality images at low radiation dose. The combination could mean that breast CT could be ready for cancer screening, according to a study published online on 2 March in Investigative Radiology.  Discuss
Alphenix angio unit leads Canon offerings at ECR
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - The European launch of its new Alphenix interventional angiography system is the major highlight in the booth of Canon Medical Systems at ECR 2019 this week. Other important products being shown include a new entry-level CT scanner for the global market and new global illumination software.  Discuss
CT system developers utilize AI to boost patient care
March 2, 2019 -- Disease detection with CT has benefited greatly from advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) software during the past year. To make the case at the ECR 2019 technical exhibition, many vendors are dedicating their CT booth presentations to the integration of AI into the modality. The rewards for patient care are visible for all delegates to see during this week's congress.  Discuss
Incisive CT scanner paces Philips products at ECR
March 1, 2019 -- VIENNA - A multislice CT scanner called Incisive is among the new product launches being featured in the booth of Philips Healthcare at ECR 2019. The company is also promoting other recent product launches, including a new ultrasound scanner, mobile C-arm, and advanced visualization software.  Discuss