NHS England requires use of HeartFlow's FFRct software
January 27, 2021 -- The National Health Service (NHS) England and NHS Improvement have mandated that hospitals in England adopt HeartFlow's HeartFlow Analysis fractional flow reserve CT (FFRct) software to fight coronary heart disease. Read More
MRI gives boost to evaluation of myocarditis
January 26, 2021 -- Researchers from a top London facility have reported that a free-breathing, 3D whole-heart T2 MRI mapping sequence can quantify myocardial T2 times in patients with suspected myocarditis. The technique might even detect more cases of cardiac inflammation than standard 2D T2 maps, they said. Read More
Hologic adds 3D breast ultrasound to SuperSonic units
January 22, 2021 -- Hologic has announced the launch of 3D breast ultrasound on its SuperSonic Mach 30 and 20 systems in Europe. Read More
Spain celebrates 40 years of peripheral angioplasty
January 15, 2021 -- The Spanish Society of Medical Radiology (SERAM) has marked 40 years since the first peripheral angioplasty procedure was performed in Spain. Read More
Median logs 51% growth in annual revenues
January 15, 2021 -- Imaging software developer Median Technologies saw its revenues for fiscal 2020 grow 51%, thanks to solid growth in its business unit that provides imaging services for clinical trials. Read More
Hybrid imaging gives boost to ovarian biopsies
January 13, 2021 -- Investigators from the University of Cambridge in the U.K. have used a targeted, ultrasound-guided tissue biopsy method that superimposed CT images with tumor habitat maps onto ultrasound images in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer. Read More
Lung CT scans help predict COVID-19 mortality risk
January 12, 2021 -- Investigators have found that volumetric analysis of lung consolidation on chest CT scans can be used to forecast the risk of COVID-19 patients dying in the hospital and aid in management decisions. They published their results online on 6 January in European Journal of Radiology Open. Read More
Social media and the dominant power of an image
January 7, 2021 -- Posting beautiful images may show the success of an intervention, but it raises confidentiality issues and like Instagram, it represents a filtered and distorted version of reality, Dr. Chris Hammond writes. Used properly, however, social media is an exciting and powerful tool. Read More
Ultralow-dose CT proves viable for 3D printing
January 6, 2021 -- New research suggests that CT images acquired at ultralow radiation doses can be used to produce high-quality 3D-printed models of wrist fractures. The study findings were published online on 23 December in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Frankfurt team optimizes chest CT of COVID-19 cases
December 22, 2020 -- Researchers from Frankfurt in Germany have used minimum intensity projection reconstructions to improve the accuracy of chest CT exams when it comes to identifying ground-glass opacity in patients with suspected COVID-19 disease. They published their findings on 14 December in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
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