CT of chest pain; showing patients their calcified arteries; update on PACS monitors

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

The effective assessment and management of patients with chest pain absorb a huge amount of a hospital's resources, and they are central to reducing the burden of coronary heart disease. Appropriate use of CT is an essential part of this process.

Dutch research presented at the prestigious International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT sheds new light on this area. To read more, go to our Cardiac Imaging Community, or click here.

Have you ever thought of showing patients images of their own calcified arteries? The Danes have done so, and it's led people to change their lifestyle. They presented their findings this week at the EuroHeartCare meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Get the story here.

Meanwhile, intriguing new evidence has emerged from the U.K. this month about the different types of displays used to examine mammography images. Cheaper, low-resolution monitors may not be quite such a disadvantage after all, particularly when it comes to training, the researchers believe. Visit our Women's Imaging Community, or click here.

Use of iPads for interpreting imaging studies remains controversial, but some positive news for on-call radiologists has come from a group at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Click here to find out more.

Detection of ovarian cancer represents an ongoing challenge. German researchers are convinced that FDG-PET/CT scans can play a key role in predicting disease progression and overall survival, even well after treatment is complete. They presented their findings last week at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting. For the full details, click here.

Last but definitely not least, our editorial advisory board member Dr. Annie Paterson and her colleagues in Belfast, U.K., have prepared a fascinating case report about a 13-year-old girl with a bone tumor. Take the test in our Case of the Week feature, or click here.

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