ACR 2016: Radiation warning reduces portable x-ray use
May 20, 2016 -- Requiring referring physicians to view a warning about radiation dose before ordering exams helped reduce the use of portable radiography studies at a New York City hospital, according to a study presented this week at the American College of Radiology annual meeting (ACR 2016) in Washington, DC.
Saudi team releases new findings on MERS virus
May 2, 2016 -- Research from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), underlines how imaging investigations can help early detection and management of disease progression, thereby playing a crucial role in predicting patient outcome.
Augmented reality cuts fluoro dose in needle guidance
April 28, 2016 -- Ohio researchers used a prototype augmented reality system to overlay fluoroscopy images with a virtual needle for guided placement during interventional procedures, cutting dose significantly compared to conventional fluoro guidance, according to an article in Radiology.
Digital tomosynthesis works well for spinal tuberculosis
April 18, 2016 -- Chinese researchers have found that digital tomosynthesis is a better option than conventional digital radiography (DR) for detecting spinal tuberculosis. Tomosynthesis offers better sensitivity than DR, at a lower radiation dose and cost than CT.
Cardiac cath radiation exacts toll on health personnel
April 13, 2016 -- Radiation from cardiac catheterization procedures is taking a heavy toll on cath lab personnel, according to a new study published April 12 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. Italian researchers found higher rates of orthopedic problems, cataracts, skin lesions, and even anxiety and depression in cath lab workers.
Imaging holds key in war on drug mules
April 13, 2016 -- Novel means of concealment used by traffickers, plus the growing frequency of transporting liquids, pose major challenges for radiologists involved in the detection of illicit drugs, according to researchers from Turkey.
SIR: Interventional radiology makes life better for patients
April 4, 2016 -- Interventional radiology has a rising profile as a viable alternative to open surgery for an expanding range of clinical applications. But as the field grows, its biggest challenge becomes getting the word out to patients in a healthcare landscape dominated by turf issues and entrenched interests.
Interventional technologists have higher cancer risk
March 25, 2016 -- Radiologic technologists who perform fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures appear to be at increased risk for a variety of cancers -- specifically, more than twofold for brain cancer -- according to a new study published online in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Interventional radiology needs accurate dose tracking
March 6, 2016 -- VIENNA - Radiation dose from interventional radiology procedures continues to increase, and it's critical to have mechanisms to estimate and track dose accurately for both patients and equipment operators, according to a presentation on Sunday at ECR 2016.
GE's ECR launches include mammography, CT systems
March 5, 2016 -- VIENNA - A new digital mammography system, a new CT scanner in its Revolution line, and new cardiac MRI software are among the product highlights for GE Healthcare at this week's ECR 2016 meeting.