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Fuchsjäger: Why AI can succeed in breast imaging
June 20, 2019 -- Offering new capabilities that may yield better diagnostic accuracy and lower workloads for radiologists, artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to succeed in breast imaging where traditional computer-aided detection software failed, writes Prof. Michael Fuchsjäger of the Medical University of Graz in Austria in an editorial published online on 14 June in European Radiology.  Discuss
What's shaping global ultrasound's future?
June 20, 2019 -- The evolution of artificial intelligence, along with the growth of emerging markets and development of new applications, will transform the worldwide use of ultrasound, predicts market columnist Simon Harris. 2018 was a record year for the modality, with revenues increasing by 6.8%.  Discuss
Podcast: Finding a winning formula in sports imaging
June 19, 2019 -- Imaging of elite athletes requires a sound knowledge of anatomy and the type of injuries encountered, as well as hard work and commitment, says musculoskeletal radiologist Dr. Gajan Rajeswaran. In this podcast, he lifts the lid on sports imaging and speaks about unusual cases.  Discuss
DBT performs well over multiple screening rounds
June 19, 2019 -- Lower recall and higher cancer detection rates for breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) are sustainable over more than one screening round, according to an extensive Norwegian study published online on 11 June in European Radiology.  Discuss
Londoners cut phone interruptions over head CT scans
June 18, 2019 -- Researchers from a top London facility have implemented a novel protocol to remove radiologist vetting of acute head CT exams in adults. This led to a marked and sustained reduction in the number of phone interruptions to the on-call radiologist, without increasing scanning numbers, they noted.  Discuss
Germany releases new data on CT lung screening
June 18, 2019 -- Fresh statistics from the German Lung Cancer Screening Intervention trial have shown that CT lung cancer screening reduced cancer mortality by 69% in high-risk female smokers, but the test offered less of a benefit to men. The results were published online on 4 June in the International Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
Irish show targeted breast screening brings results
June 17, 2019 -- A new study from Northern Ireland has demonstrated that risk-stratified breast cancer screening works, increasing cancer detection threefold. The authors are optimistic their data will lead to long-term improvements in tailored screening services.  Discuss
Dual-energy CT for proton therapy planning reaches clinic
June 14, 2019 -- German researchers have introduced a technique for more accurate proton therapy planning into routine clinical use. They are implementing a novel, patient-specific method of proton range prediction based on dual-energy CT.  Discuss
Study: Radiology know-how vital to cancer care
June 13, 2019 -- Research published online on 5 June in BJR supports the idea that radiologists' expertise remains crucial when it comes to cancer detection. Radiologists can "get the gist" of breast cancer in mammograms up to three years before clinical signs of it are visible, the authors found.  Discuss
Ultrasound guidance helps ease chronic shoulder pain
June 12, 2019 -- Ultrasound-guided injections are an effective way to manage chronic shoulder pain, and they are well tolerated by most patients, according to a new study presented at the recent EuroSon congress in Granada, Spain.  Discuss
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