Is postmortem imaging acceptable to Muslims?
June 27, 2017 -- Muslims living in both Europe and the Middle East prefer postmortem imaging over conventional autopsy, believing it preserves the dignity of the corpse, but they prefer autopsy in cases of homicide or suicide, new research has found.
Visual aid pinpoints women at high risk of breast cancer
June 2, 2017 -- A new chart developed in Iran can help physicians identify women who are at high risk for breast cancer. Doing so could make a breast cancer screening program more efficient and productive, suggested the researchers who developed the chart.
MRI shows true value in invasive placenta
May 22, 2017 -- Further evidence of MRI's ability to confirm suspected placental anomalies or to assist in cases of equivocal ultrasound findings has come from Saudi Arabia. A study of pregnant women found that noncontrast MRI is a sensitive diagnostic test for detecting invasive placenta.
New audit pinpoints causes of 'wasteful' unnecessary scans
May 17, 2017 -- Radiologists' failure to check the validity of requests for CT and MRI scans, along with ignorance among referring doctors of appropriateness criteria for imaging examinations, are the most important reasons for costly inappropriate requests of radiological exams, a new study from Saudi Arabia found.
Study: Reject pelvic x-rays if axial rotation exceeds 10°
May 5, 2017 -- Researchers from Lebanon have found they can estimate the pelvic axial rotation of children and adults during x-ray acquisition, and any x-rays in which the axial rotation exceeds 10° should be discarded.
Case from Lebanon: Man, 51, with atypical chest pain
March 27, 2017 -- A 51-year-old man presented with atypical chest pain. As part of his workup and coronary artery disease risk stratification, the patient underwent a coronary CT angiography scan. Dr. Charbel Saade, PhD, from the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon, presents a case report about this patient.
FDG-PET/CT can direct biopsies for pediatric cancer
March 8, 2017 -- FDG-PET/CT can play a valuable role in directing image-guided biopsies of pediatric cancer patients, given its ability to detect and discern between malignant and benign regions, according to a study by a group from Saudi Arabia and Canada published in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Official launch of ArabSafe goes ahead
February 10, 2017 -- DUBAI - The first ArabSafe committee meeting was held during Arab Health 2017. Modeled on the EuroSafe Imaging campaign, the new initiative aims to establish a radiation safety culture among Arabic-speaking countries and to ensure the appropriate use of radiation.
Breast screening organizers get creative to boost uptake
February 6, 2017 -- A new study from Lebanon of 2,400 women older than 40 has found that fewer than half the women sent a breast screening invitation underwent mammography. To overcome the hit-and-miss nature of screening adherence in the region, new campaigns and promotions are being used.
Cancer in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: Can the burden be reduced?
February 5, 2017 -- Cancer remains one of the major health problems worldwide and poses a major challenge and burden in any health system and society. The Gulf Centre for Cancer Control and Prevention offers recommendations that will play a major role in lowering the cancer burden in the Persian Gulf region.
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