Mobile ambulances give boost to stroke therapy
September 4, 2019 -- German investigators have provided new evidence that mobile stroke ambulances fitted with CT can greatly improve the accuracy and efficiency of determining which patients require surgical treatment, compared with standard clinical decision-making. They published their results online on 3 September in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
ESC: Cancer cases rise in developed world
September 3, 2019 -- Fresh statistics presented at this week's European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress in Paris confirm that cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, while heart disease burden persists in less prosperous countries.  Discuss
Swiss shed light on bullets in gunshot injuries
September 2, 2019 -- Researchers from Zurich have reported that dual-energy CT can differentiate between various types of bullets in gunshot wounds based on their core material. The findings may have major implications for the future of forensic imaging.  Discuss
Augmented reality can help guide aneurysm repair
August 29, 2019 -- Visualizing patient anatomy in 3D through augmented reality (AR) technology can overcome key limitations of image-guided surgery, according to researchers from Poland. They shared their initial experiences of using AR to facilitate aortic aneurysm repair in a recent article in the Journal of Endovascular Therapy.  Discuss
Spanish find key to success in liver transplant cases
August 26, 2019 -- Early detection of vascular complications of liver transplantation is vital to establish effective treatment, and this can determine the outcome of transplantation, patient mortality, and morbidity, according to an experienced group of gastrointestinal and abdominal imaging specialists from Valencia, Spain.  Discuss
Holographic lenses focus ultrasound for brain imaging
August 8, 2019 -- Better brain imaging, or even drug delivery, may be feasible due to the pioneering work of Spanish researchers. They have developed a technique for 3D printing holographic lenses that focus ultrasonic sound waves in the brain.  Discuss
What's gone wrong at the Karolinska?
August 7, 2019 -- Regular articles continue to appear in Swedish newspapers about the huge building and corruption scandal at the New Karolinska Hospital. Many doctors are leaving, patients are suffering, and some observers think the scandal is so large that it can never be thoroughly investigated. The Maverinck tells the story.  Discuss
Biennial CT lung screening matches annual follow-up exams
August 6, 2019 -- A new analysis of the Multicentric Italian Lung Detection trial has shown that biennial CT lung cancer screening was just as effective as annual screening in reducing the risk of lung cancer and all-cause mortality. The study was published in the September issue of the European Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
How appropriate are requests for CT scans of aorta?
August 6, 2019 -- Emergency physicians must do more to assess the risk of acute aortic syndrome, while hospital doctors and general practitioners need to supply more precise and complete clinical information when requesting CT scans of the aorta, according to the findings of a new U.K. study.  Discuss
Most CCTA scans prove valuable for FFR-CT analysis
July 30, 2019 -- New European-led research suggests clinicians can use nearly all coronary CT angiography (CCTA) scans for fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) analysis with simple adjustments to scanning protocols, such as minimizing slice thickness, controlling patient heart rate, and using dual-source or wide-coverage single-source CT units.  Discuss