CT pioneer Ian Isherwood dies
September 11, 2018 -- The U.K. radiologist responsible for much of the important early clinical development of CT, Dr. Ian Isherwood, died on 3 September at the age of 87. Tributes are already flowing in for a key figure in the history of European medical imaging.  Discuss
Strickland: Outsourcing spending is unsustainable
September 5, 2018 -- U.K. outsourcing costs have doubled in just three years, and a shortage of at least 1,600 radiologists is anticipated by 2022, according to a report released on 5 September by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Urgent action is vital, said RCR President Dr. Nicola Strickland.  Discuss
20 new golden rules of radiology
September 5, 2018 -- Always report in date order, introduce yourself, dress smartly, and don't criticize colleagues. These are four of the new rules of radiology developed by Dr. Paul McCoubrie. We present the third in his series of articles about the specialty's uber-truths.  Discuss
AI algorithm predicts immunotherapy response
August 30, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can analyze a radiomic-based biomarker on CT scans to predict how cancer patients will respond to immunotherapy, French researchers reported in an article published online on 14 August in the Lancet Oncology.  Discuss
Ion-beam CT improves particle therapy planning
August 30, 2018 -- A better option for particle therapy treatment planning would be to use protons or other ion beams. Instead of incorporating an error margin of around 3% as with x-ray CT images, ion CT provides a direct estimation of relative stopping power and eliminates conversion uncertainties.  Discuss
FDG-PET/CT can provide valuable esophageal cancer updates
August 28, 2018 -- FDG-PET/CT could be very helpful in calculating the risk of developing interval metastasis during neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer, and it could lead to other more appropriate restaging modalities for patients.  Discuss
CCTA biomarker may predict mortality from heart disease
August 28, 2018 -- The use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to measure fatty tissue around arteries could help predict the risk of mortality from heart disease, according to research published online on 28 August in the Lancet and being presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Munich.  Discuss
SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41%
August 25, 2018 -- Patients with chest pain who underwent coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with standard care had a markedly lower rate of myocardial infarction or death from coronary artery disease than those who only received standard care in a new study, published on August 25 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Concealed drug packets can have fatal complications
August 22, 2018 -- When it comes to potential drug mules, it's vital to remain vigilant and become familiar with where the packets may be hidden and how they appear on both CT and x-ray images, according to new research.  Discuss
5 risk factors help predict brain hemorrhage on CT
August 17, 2018 -- U.K. researchers have identified five factors -- including contrast leakage on CT scans -- that may indicate a higher risk of continued bleeding in the brain of stroke patients. Checking for these factors may help improve survival, according to an article published online on August 14 in Lancet Neurology.  Discuss