8 ways radiology can win turf battles
March 8, 2017 -- Turf battles in medicine are nothing new, and radiology is not alone in the struggle to protect territory, as outside specialties such as cardiology and orthopedics eye procedures once reserved for radiologists. So how can radiology ward off turf fights in a proactive, rather than reactive, manner?
MRI links early brain abnormality in infants to autism
March 8, 2017 -- Using MR imaging, researchers have found that children diagnosed with autism at 2 years of age had a substantially greater amount of extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid when they were 6 and 12 months old, according to a study published online March 6 in Biological Psychiatry.
Novel PET tracer aids recurrent prostate cancer patients
March 8, 2017 -- A study in the March issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine is touting the PET radiotracer fluciclovine F-18 for its ability to guide and monitor targeted treatment for recurrent prostate cancer.
Quantitative imaging biomarkers show promise for NASH
March 7, 2017 -- Quantitative imaging biomarkers are a promising approach for evaluating normal biological or pathogenic processes, as well as response to treatment and intervention. One near-term clinical application is the assessment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to Lola Koktysh of ScienceSoft.
Top 5 trends from ECR 2017 in Vienna
March 7, 2017 -- The stunning flower-and-skull display that formed the centerpiece of ECR 2017 certainly looked impressive in everybody's photos, on social media, and in the daily newspaper. But what were the truly lasting impressions and meaningful issues to take away from this year's congress in Vienna? Our editorial team has put together a list of five key themes.
SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids
March 7, 2017 -- Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is vastly underutilized when it comes to treating uterine fibroids, according to a large nationwide study presented on March 6 at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2017 annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Color mapping boosts vessel interpretation in stroke CT
March 6, 2017 -- VIENNA - Color mapping of cerebral vasculature in 4D CT angiography speeds interpretation and may improve accuracy in the detection of vessel occlusions in acute stroke patients, researchers said on Sunday at ECR 2017.
Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Oshi Abeyakoon on being a trainee
March 5, 2017 -- VIENNA - Since Dr. Oshi Abeyakoon first went on a course organized by the European School of Radiology in 2013, her career has taken off. She is now an honorary consultant radiologist and doctoral student at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, U.K.
Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Nicholas Gourtsoyiannis on 10 years of ESOR
March 5, 2017 -- VIENNA - The European School of Radiology (ESOR) celebrates its 10th anniversary at ECR 2017. ESOR Director Dr. Nicholas Gourtsoyiannis of Athens reflects on the impressive growth of ESOR and talks about the organization's plans and objectives for the future.
MRI monitors fat for bariatric surgery
March 5, 2017 -- VIENNA - MRI and spectroscopy can accurately measure fat volumes in bariatric patients before and after surgery, according to the results of a German study presented at ECR 2017 on Saturday.
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