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
ESCR: Chest x-rays pick up incidental findings
October 17, 2017 -- Don't underestimate chest x-rays as a useful technique for illuminating thoracic aorta pathologies, particularly when it comes to highlighting incidental findings, according to Italian research presented at last week's European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) congress in Milan.  Discuss
JFR 2017: CT overscanning leads to higher radiation doses
October 16, 2017 -- Efforts to curb radiation exposure with dose reduction technology have stepped up in recent years, but a study from Switzerland has revealed another source of excessive radiation dose across hospitals -- overscanning, delegates at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR 2017) heard on 16 October.  Discuss
Staffing crisis deepens in U.K., RCR says
October 11, 2017 -- Nearly 1 in 10 radiology posts in the U.K. were vacant in 2016, and 61% of those positions were unfilled for a year or more, according to a new report released by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
How to win 'ongoing battle' over CT dose in trauma
October 10, 2017 -- Optimizing radiation dose in whole-body CT polytrauma cases represents an ongoing battle, but it can be won, according to researchers from Oxford, U.K. To minimize risk to patients, the justification criteria must be robust and documented justification should be clearly communicated.  Discuss