Mobile devices support real-time ultrasound image streaming
March 4, 2015 -- Using a wireless system that can provide real-time image streaming in high definition, mobile devices such as tablet computers can be used for remote interpretation of complete ultrasound examinations, researchers from Evangelismos Hospital in Athens, Greece, recently reported.
Decision support in Europe moves ahead with iGuide launch
March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - The concept of European-wide clinical decision support for radiology took another step forward at this week's ECR meeting with the official launch of ESR iGuide, a collaboration between the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and U.S. software developer National Decision Support Company.
Many women still unaware of breast density as cancer risk factor
March 3, 2015 -- Nearly half of women who are eligible for mammography screening have never heard of breast density, and approximately half are unaware of breast density's effect on cancer detection and risk, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 21 -- Situs inversus
March 3, 2015 -- In the next installment of his series on the practice of ultrasound, Dr. Jason Birnholz discusses using sonography to identify situs inversus, a congenital condition in which a patient's organs are reversed. Although it is rare, ultrasound professionals should be prepared to identify the condition.
Surf's up at Yale-New Haven's pediatric MRI suite
March 2, 2015 -- Winter in New England never looked so good as it does inside Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital's new pediatric MRI suite, during these cold, snowy days. The facility began imaging children in January in the new beach-themed "Scan-Castle," featuring a seascape painted on the wall and blue waves on the tiled floor.
SIR: 3D printer fashions tools for interventional radiology
March 2, 2015 -- At this week's Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) meeting in Atlanta, physicians from Louisiana will discuss their use of 3D printing to construct drug-delivery tools to fight infection and even cancer in the interventional radiology suite.
Siemens readies new handheld ultrasound unit for ECR
March 2, 2015 -- Handheld ultrasound systems represent a rapidly growing segment of the ultrasound market, and prospective purchasers will soon have an additional entrant to consider. Siemens Healthcare will unveil Acuson P500, a new handheld ultrasound platform, at this week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna.
PACS firms unite as Merge buys DR Systems
February 27, 2015 -- One of the oldest names in imaging informatics is going by the wayside as PACS firm DR Systems has been acquired by Merge Healthcare. While the DR Systems name will be retired as part of the deal, founder and CEO Dr. Murray Reicher has been named chief medical officer of Merge.
Fewer lung cancer patients meet CT lung screening criteria
February 27, 2015 -- It's the ultimate irony: The success of public health efforts to get people to stop smoking is resulting in fewer individuals being eligible for CT lung cancer screening. In fact, some people are continuing to smoke just to be eligible for CT scans, according to new research in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
SPECT advocate Amen calls for modality's use in psychiatry
February 27, 2015 -- Greater use of SPECT in psychiatric care could help diagnose neurological conditions, remove the stigma of mental illness, and end the practice of psychiatrists "flying blind" when treating patients, according to psychiatrist and SPECT proponent Dr. Daniel Amen.