10 ways to improve stroke pathway in emergency room
October 1, 2019 -- A detailed investigation of the CT head stroke pathway -- from when a scan request is made to generation of a final report -- has led to the creation of a 10-point plan of action to improve service delivery at a hospital group in northwest England.  Discuss
Conebeam CT more comfortable than mammography
September 27, 2019 -- The majority of women find conebeam CT (CBCT) a more comfortable option for breast cancer screening than mammography, largely because CBCT does not involve compression, according to a study published online on 16 September in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Software choice can dictate lung screening recall rates
September 26, 2019 -- The choice of volumetry software used to measure nodules on CT lung cancer screening examinations may have a substantial impact on the recall rate for follow-up examinations, according to a new study from the U.K. The authors have emphasized the need to validate the software to deliver effective screening.  Discuss
5 facts to know about the JFR president
September 25, 2019 -- Dr. Catherine Adamsbaum is the president of France's national radiology congress (JFR), which begins on 11 October. How did she get to be where she is today, and where does she see radiology heading? In this profile, we paint a fuller picture of the person behind this year's presidency.  Discuss
Radiographers: Don't be the anonymous lead apron
September 20, 2019 -- Radiographers must do more to get their faces and names known by attending a wide range of hospital meetings, using social media more effectively, and taking other steps to raise their profile if they're to avoid being the anonymous lead apron in the room, attendees learned at a webinar organized by the British Institute of Radiology on 16 September.  Discuss
Top 10 tips for writing letters
September 18, 2019 -- "Spoken words fly away, written words remain," according to the Latin proverb. But how can you improve the quality, clarity, and impact of your letters to patients, referring doctors, and colleagues? The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has released a new document that offers 10 tips.  Discuss
AI model classifies aortic dissection, rupture on CT
September 17, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately detect aortic dissection and rupture on postcontrast CT images, enabling radiologists to prioritize interpretation of these emergent cases, stated the authors of an article published online on 12 September in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Blood test can give boost to CT lung screening
September 11, 2019 -- New evidence from the U.K. suggests a blood test and imaging-based lung screening exam offers a better lung cancer detection rate than standard clinical care. The findings were presented on 9 September at the World Conference on Lung Cancer in Barcelona, Spain.  Discuss
ESR seeks to demystify biomarkers
September 9, 2019 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has issued a detailed set of recommendations designed to promote the use of validated imaging biomarkers as clinical decision-making tools. Prof. Nandita deSouza explains the rationale behind this initiative.  Discuss
CT-based radiomics reveals prostate cancer risk
September 6, 2019 -- Using machine learning, U.K. and Dutch researchers have developed prediction models to identify textural and intensity-based features imperceptible to human observers, and to associate them with commonly used measures of disease progression in prostate cancer.  Discuss