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SERAM president gazes into radiology's future
November 28, 2019 -- The radiologist as an "information manager" will coexist with the radiologist as a "carer of the patient" during the era of artificial intelligence. That's the prediction of Dr. Pablo Valdés Solís, president of the Spanish Society of Medical Radiology (SERAM), who is concerned about possible turf wars and continued economic problems.  Discuss
10 factors to consider when selecting AI vendors
November 27, 2019 -- More than 150 independent software companies are developing artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for medical imaging, so sorting through the options is a challenge. Market analyst Sanjay M. Parekh, PhD, lists 10 factors radiologists should consider -- and questions they should ask -- before partnering with vendors.  Discuss
Perform biennial screening at 45, say European guidelines
November 27, 2019 -- A new set of guidelines from Europe advise that women should be screened for breast cancer every two to three years between the ages of 45 and 74. The authors suggest that the harm caused by annual screening may well outweigh the benefits.  Discuss
3D printing boosts treatment of urethral injuries
November 26, 2019 -- Patient-specific 3D-printed models based on pelvic CT scans improve clinicians' understanding of complex pelvic anatomy and their ability to plan surgical repair for urethral injuries more than conventional imaging, according to a study published online in the Turkish Journal of Urology.  Discuss
MEG scanner gives boost to 3D functional brain imaging
November 25, 2019 -- U.K. investigators are convinced that a prototype magnetoencephalography (MEG) scanner can capture clinically useful 3D brain images. They think the device provides a fine opportunity to study a wide range of neurological and mental health conditions, such as epilepsy and autism, in children.  Discuss
EuroMinnies celebrate excellence in European radiology
November 25, 2019 -- AuntMinnieEurope.com has launched the second edition of the EuroMinnies, an annual event designed to recognize achievements in European radiology. The EuroMinnies are currently open for nominations.  Discuss
Look out for 'feather duvet lung,' Scottish team urges
November 22, 2019 -- Researchers have used CT to diagnose a case of "feather duvet lung," in which lung inflammation is caused by breathing in dust from the feathers in bedding. They've warned everybody to bear in mind the condition when patients present with unexplained breathlessness.
CTPA effectively rules out PE in pregnant women
November 21, 2019 -- A 17-year Swiss study involving pregnant women with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) has shown that CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) rarely indicates the disease and more often detects alternative diagnoses. Also, the radiation dose exposure dropped by one-third during the study period.  Discuss
Investigation into MRI accident nears completion in Sweden
November 20, 2019 -- The company that owns and operates the mobile MRI scanner involved in last month's serious accident at Sunderby Hospital in Luleå, Swedish Lapland, has nearly finished its investigation, although the police inquest appears to be moving ahead less rapidly.  Discuss
Antoch spells out how radiology can thrive beyond 2020
November 20, 2019 -- Radiologists can only ensure their future success if they work together, learn more about artificial intelligence (AI) and radiomics, and obtain reliable data to validate, standardize, and certify potential AI applications. That's the view of Prof. Gerald Antoch, president of the German Röntgen Society.  Discuss
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