Online literacy tools spell change in UAE
November 25, 2016 -- New research from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) designed to gauge whether audiovisual e-resources can help patients understand imaging procedures before undergoing examinations has led to validation of these aids among radiology staff.
PACS can shorten hospital stays, but challenges remain
November 14, 2016 -- PACS not only improves efficiency and clinical decision-making but also shortens hospital stays, a study from Saudi Arabia has found. Major challenges to PACS usage remain, however, particularly the time taken to find images, recurrent system downtime, and insufficient training.
Smoking adversely affects patellar, Achilles tendons
November 3, 2016 -- Need another reason to quit or never start smoking cigarettes? B-mode ultrasound and elastography show that smoking can negatively affect the patellar and Achilles tendons, according to research published in the November issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Dubai hospitals to implement 3D printing before surgery
October 18, 2016 -- Hospitals in Dubai will begin 3D printing organs before surgery beginning in 2017, with the goal of improving the accuracy of all kinds of surgeries, according to a report in Gulf News.
Breast cancer care in Afghanistan presents challenges
October 14, 2016 -- Offering breast cancer care in a war zone requires a particular creativity, especially when resources -- including basic imaging -- are limited. In a research letter published online October 2 in the Breast Journal, surgeons at a military hospital near Kabul, Afghanistan, described their experience providing Afghan women with breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Success of urgent neck CTA rests on patient selection
October 7, 2016 -- The usefulness of neck CT angiography (CTA) in trauma cases is restricted by its cost, radiation dose, and contrast side effects, so careful clinical evaluation of potential candidates based on the internationally accepted criteria is essential, according to new research.
Abstinence before prostate MRI offers benefits in over 60s
October 5, 2016 -- Abstinence from ejaculation prior to a prostate MR examination significantly increases the volume of seminal vesicles (SVs), and thereby may well improve evaluation of SV invasion on multiparametric MRI, especially in older men, according to new research from Turkey and the U.S.
Action on CT dose brings results in Middle East
September 19, 2016 -- A multicenter study conducted in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has underlined the value of implementing dose-reduction techniques for coronary CT angiography and coronary calcium score examinations.
Migrants: How to determine age on pelvic x-rays
September 16, 2016 -- In an attempt to assist decision-makers in the migrant crisis, Turkish researchers have redoubled their efforts to identify an accurate way of evaluating bone age using pelvic radiographs in young adults.
UAE steps up campaign on dose awareness
September 13, 2016 -- Moves to limit medical radiation exposure are intensifying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and safety issues and education now are high on the agenda of healthcare professionals. Every effort must be made to reduce exposure and boost risk awareness, according to key participants at next month's summit in the region.
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