How not to get sued: A guide for radiologists
March 21, 2018 -- Claims against radiologists are not uncommon and in England represented 2.26% of all claims. What are the types of claims faced by radiologists and how can they be avoided? Lawyers Alison Garrett and Joanna Lloyd discuss these issues in a new column.  Discuss
Swiss claim drop in breast cancer not due to mammography
March 21, 2018 -- Breast cancer mortality dropped strongly from the 1990s onward in Switzerland, but is the decline due to mammography screening programs? The authors of a new study published on 14 March in BMJ Open say that's possible, but it could also be due to other factors such as advances in treatment.  Discuss
PET/MRI, PET/CT can add to initial breast cancer staging
March 20, 2018 -- Both PET/MRI and PET/CT perform admirably in the initial staging of breast cancer patients, but there are subtle nuances between the hybrid modalities of which clinicians should be aware, according to a Swiss study presented earlier this month at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
Key PET factors help assess Hodgkin's lymphoma outcome
March 19, 2018 -- Certain quantitative PET parameters can help clinicians predict how well patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma will react to their treatment, according to preliminary results from a study conducted in the Ukraine and presented at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
Siemens Healthineers launches IPO, raising $5.2B
March 16, 2018 -- The Siemens Healthineers division of German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG launched its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) today, raising $5.2 billion U.S. (4.24 billion euros). Shares in the new company immediately rose 6% on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.  Discuss
PET/MRI falls short in lymph node metastases analysis
March 16, 2018 -- While the combination of PET and MRI has shown promise for detecting and characterizing some forms of cancer, the hybrid modality does not match the accuracy of invasive sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma patients, according to a study presented last week at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
Spanish collect top ECR award for work on elbow imaging
March 15, 2018 -- When it comes to elbow injuries, MRI and MR arthrography are the modalities of choice, but building up the all-important expertise is no simple task, according to researchers from Spain who received a prestigious magna cum laude award at ECR 2018.  Discuss
Hybrid gamma camera enhances intraoperative imaging
March 15, 2018 -- Use of a gamma camera to image sentinel lymph nodes during cancer surgery can help the surgeon assess the extent of cancer spread. Portable gamma camera systems for this application are already commercially available, but determining the spatial location of the recorded signal remains difficult.  Discuss
Will artificial intelligence sell more CT systems?
March 14, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) will play a big part in the future of medical imaging, but what impact will it have on the commercial market for hardware? Will AI drive greater demand for CT systems? We look at the trends shaping the the CT market and discuss if, and how, AI will play a role.  Discuss
3D printing can identify device size for LAA occlusion
March 13, 2018 -- Determining the best occluder device size necessary to properly seal the left atrial appendage (LAA) before implanting the device may be feasible with the assistance of 3D printing, according to two separate presentations at ECR 2018 in Vienna.
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