RADIOLOGY NEWS
Diagnostic reference levels outdated in Irish Republic
March 4, 2012 -- VIENNA - Radiation dose is always a concern, and diagnostic reference levels are helpful in keeping dose in check; however, some places such as the Republic of Ireland are working with outdated guidelines that need to be updated, according to a presentation on Sunday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Whole-body MRI feasible for stage III melanoma follow-up
March 4, 2012 -- VIENNA - Except for in the lungs, whole-body MRI can perform comparably to CT or PET/CT for following up stage III melanoma patients, according to a presentation on Sunday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Low-dose MBIR beats ASIR recon in most image-quality categories
March 4, 2012 -- VIENNA - The new model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) technique handily outperformed adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) in one of the first head-to-head series, researchers reported on Saturday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Switching to digital mammo increases recall rate, study finds
March 4, 2012 -- VIENNA - A low recall rate in combination with the introduction of digital mammography affects the balance between recall rate and detection rate, which can influence breast cancer care and the associated costs, according to a session at the European Congress of Radiology.
CAD aids in stenosis detection on coronary CTA
March 3, 2012 -- VIENNA - Computer-aided detection (CAD) software can accurately rule out stenosis on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in patients with acute chest pain and an intermediate risk of acute coronary syndrome, according to research presented at the European Congress of Radiology.
CAD could become a second reader in breast imaging
March 3, 2012 -- VIENNA - The use of computer-aided detection (CAD) in breast cancer screening is quickly approaching the level of experienced radiologists and may soon be used as a second or third reader, said a presenter on Saturday morning at the European Congress of Radiology.
ECR sketch: Part 2 -- A dummy's guide to lecturing
March 3, 2012 -- VIENNA - The Maverinck attended the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), and to mark the occasion he wrote two special columns. In this second column, he offers advice for those lecturing to a mass audience.
Heavy calcium won't harm CCTA accuracy in advanced scanners
March 2, 2012 -- VIENNA - There's no reason to limit the use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in patients with high calcium scores -- as long as the scanner is 64-detector-rows or higher, according to a new meta-analysis of 27 studies presented on Friday at the European Congress of Radiology.
Software tool provides data mining of radiology reports
March 2, 2012 -- VIENNA - A data-mining software platform can analyze text in German radiology reports and provide semantic links between images and textual descriptions, according to a presentation on Friday at the European Congress of Radiology.
New technology could become next primary breast cancer screener
March 2, 2012 -- VIENNA - Multimodal tomography, a 3D nonionizing diagnostic imaging technology, may one day overtake mammography as the primary breast screening method considering its high sensitivity and specificity, according to a Thursday presentation at the European Congress of Radiology.
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