Madrid team gives master class on football injuries
January 5, 2018 -- Try to match the imaging modality with the specific injury of a young football player -- that's one of the practical tips given by doctors from a sports medicine clinic in Madrid with nine years of experience dealing with injured children and adolescents.  Discuss
CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER
January 4, 2018 -- Radiation dose tracking software revealed that children who had CT scans in the emergency room (ER) of separate hospitals in Finland received considerably different radiation doses for head and cervical spine CT exams, according to a study published in Emergency Radiology.  Discuss
What's next for deep learning? Dutch show the way
January 3, 2018 -- A multidisciplinary team from the Netherlands collected a top award at RSNA 2017 for identifying four key areas of future development for deep learning: multitask learning, image-to-image synthesis, unsupervised learning, and uncertainty estimation and novelty detection.  Discuss
How often are lung nodules missed on CAC scoring scans?
January 2, 2018 -- If an incidental lung nodule is present on a CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring scan, how often is that nodule actually detected and worked up? Not as often as one might expect, according to researchers who analyzed the reasons why nodules might be missed in a presentation at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
Improving cancer risk estimates in nuclear medicine
December 29, 2017 -- Researchers from Sweden and the U.S. have found that calculating the lifetime attributable risk provides more accurate cancer risk estimates for patients undergoing nuclear medicine procedures, leading to important practical benefits.  Discuss
CT can pinpoint cardiac metastases in malignant melanoma
December 19, 2017 -- CT tends to underestimate cardiac metastases in malignant melanoma patients, and to reduce morbidity and mortality in these cases, awareness is essential of different types of cardiac metastases and their characteristic appearance on CT, German researchers have found.  Discuss
Has the worm turned? Nano-CT can find out
December 13, 2017 -- A multidisciplinary team from the Technical University of Munich has successfully tested a nano-CT device on a velvet worm and created 3D x-ray images at resolutions of up to 100 nanometers. The scanner promises much for virtual histological applications.  Discuss
Lancet: Europe must get set for lung cancer screening
December 11, 2017 -- Experts from around Europe are urging the European Union (EU) to implement lung cancer screening using low-dose CT within the next 18 months. The EU position statement, published in the December issue of Lancet Oncology, recommends a risk stratification approach, among other guidelines.  Discuss
Radiologists aid mass disaster recovery with mobile CT
December 7, 2017 -- Not knowing the identity or whereabouts of people who were part of a mass disaster is frustrating for physicians and devastating for loved ones. Mobile CT scanners can help ameliorate this issue, according to a study presented at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
Why EMA's relocation is good news for radiology
December 1, 2017 -- The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is relocating from London to Amsterdam, but does this really matter? Yes it does, Dr. Hildo Lamb wrote in a guest column. He's convinced the move will lead to a host of new opportunities for the medical imaging community.  Discuss