PET/CT after therapy avoids surgery for head, neck cancer
March 24, 2016 -- Using PET/CT scans to assess response to therapy can help patients with head and neck cancer avoid invasive post-treatment surgery to remove any remaining cancer cells, according to a U.K. study published online 23 March in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
PET/MRI support grows, but jury's still out on its clinical value
March 5, 2016 -- It remains to be seen whether the combination of MRI and PET will overtake the more established PET/CT, but specialists at King's College London (KCL) see the emerging hybrid imaging system as a powerful new tool in evaluating disease. They think the coupling of the two techniques could be part of a "paradigm shift" in cancer imaging, and in the future it may play a central role in diagnosing and treating neurological and cardiac diseases.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2016: Thomas Beyer on Europe's newest society
March 2, 2016 -- VIENNA - Launching at ECR 2016, the European Society for Hybrid Imaging (ESHI) has already signed up more than 150 members. Thomas Beyer, PhD, is the ESHI treasurer. In an interview with, he reveals why the new society is necessary and discusses other key developments in hybrid imaging.  Discuss
Industry must act to overcome artifacts and distortions
March 2, 2016 -- Hybrid imaging systems provide powerful tools for the detection and surveillance of disease, but manufacturers have been slow to provide the software that can help physicians recognize and interpret artifacts, a leading pioneer in the field believes.  Discuss
Tethered capsule detects GI tract disease
February 26, 2016 -- A method for imaging and characterizing the esophageal wall using a tethered capsule has been developed by researchers from Harvard Medical School and Strasbourg University. The technology may provide a simple and convenient method for diagnosing upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract diseases.  Discuss
Riklund prepares to enter uncharted territory at ECR 2016
February 24, 2016 -- Outside of radiology, Dr. Katrine Åhlström Riklund, PhD, loves boating and barbecuing at her family summer house. But she will soon enter virgin territory when a new society is unveiled at ECR 2016. In this exclusive interview, she describes her department and looks ahead to the congress in Vienna.  Discuss