RADIOLOGY NEWS
French radiologists get set to become TV stars
October 6, 2017 -- France's national union of independent radiologists has unveiled a new television advertising campaign to promote breast cancer screening in tandem with Pink October, the country's national breast cancer awareness month.  Discuss
Schönberg: Spirit of innovation must continue unbroken
October 6, 2017 -- The new president of the German Radiological Society (Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft, DRG), Dr. Stefan Schönberg, reflects on the changes taking place in the fast-moving world of medical imaging and shares his thoughts on the challenges ahead.  Discuss
CT radiation dose tracking reveals global disparities
October 5, 2017 -- The growing use of radiation dose tracking software has revealed an inconvenient truth: There are substantial differences around the world in the amount of radiation dose being used for CT scans, according to a Swiss study published online in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
When Irish eyes are not smiling
October 4, 2017 -- Radiologists are falling short when it comes to taking care of their own eyes, Irish researchers have found. Too few of them take adequate breaks, have regular eye tests, and wear protective goggles for fluoroscopy examinations.  Discuss
Double reading mammograms: Is it time to stop?
October 4, 2017 -- Double reading of digital mammograms may be a waste of time and money, Spanish researchers have found. The evidence of benefit is "scarce," and double reading seems to increase operational costs without translating into a higher cancer detection rate, they noted.  Discuss
Study casts fresh doubt on chest x-ray proficiency
October 3, 2017 -- New research has raised serious concerns about the accuracy of chest x-ray interpretations in acute care by nonradiologists. To avoid harm to patients, the Iranian authors emphasize the urgent need for better worldwide training in this area.  Discuss
Fraunhofer uses 3D CT to scan old musical instruments
October 3, 2017 -- Researchers at the Fraunhofer Development Center for X-ray Technology are using 3D CT to examine historical musical instruments belonging to the collection held by the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (GNM) as part of the MUSICES project.  Discuss
Radiology gets set for IDoR on 8 November
October 2, 2017 -- Over 150 professional societies from across the globe are set to take part in the International Day of Radiology (IDoR) on 8 November. The focus is on emergency radiology, and the organizers have posted expert interviews with radiologists from Spain, France, and elsewhere.  Discuss
Why a disturbed child should make us suspicious
September 29, 2017 -- X-ray, CT, and MRI play a key diagnostic role in cases of suspected violence against children. Some findings are made by chance, while others are abundantly apparent. In this interview, Dr. Hans-Joachim Mentzel, chair of the German Pediatric Radiology Association, discusses the signs to look for.  Discuss
fMRI links brain disruptions to Parkinson's hallucinations
September 28, 2017 -- Researchers from VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam used functional MRI (fMRI) to visualize disruptions in several areas of the brain associated with attention and visual processing in people with Parkinson's disease. The findings could explain visual hallucinations in these patients, according to a paper published online on September 27 in Radiology.  Discuss
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