European Diploma in Radiology: How it works
June 21, 2019 -- The European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) has become a benchmark for medical specialty examinations in Europe. But what do you actually need to know about the EDiR, how is it organized, and how can it boost your career? Prof. Laura Oleaga Zufiría explains.  Discuss
Hybrid imaging remains a mixed bag across Europe
June 10, 2019 -- Hybrid imaging practice is notably heterogeneous, training programs and qualification options are limited, and integrated, interdisciplinary PET/CT reporting is not implemented ubiquitously, a large European survey has found.  Discuss
DRG prepares to unveil book at 100th congress in Leipzig
May 24, 2019 -- The German Radiological Society (DRG) is to launch a new book about medical imaging's current and future role during the upcoming 100th German Radiology Congress (RöKo 2019), which begins in Leipzig on 29 May.
AIPES changes name to Nuclear Medicine Europe
May 23, 2019 -- The Association of Imaging Producers & Equipment Suppliers (AIPES) has changed its name to Nuclear Medicine Europe (NM-EU). The new name reflects the group's aims to represent industry's interests more effectively and improve its brand identity. The first president of NM-EU is Antonis Kalemis, PhD.  Discuss
PET/CT ties ischemia risk to artery inflammation
May 20, 2019 -- PET/CT images are offering evidence of a link between vascular patterns at the time of diagnosis for giant cell arteritis and a patient's risk of an ischemic event, Spanish researchers explained in a study published online on 12 May in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
AI predicts myocardial infarction, death in patients at risk of CAD
May 13, 2019 -- By analyzing clinical and hybrid imaging data, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict which patients will go on to experience myocardial infarction or death during long-term follow-up, according to research from Finland presented at this week's International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT in Lisbon.  Discuss
How to train the medical physicists of the future
May 10, 2019 -- At the recent European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology meeting in Milan, a debate examined the skills that medical physicists will require in 10 years' time and asked how training for medical physicists specializing in radiation oncology should develop over the next decade. Five expert speakers presented their thoughts -- and then let the audience decide.  Discuss
New breast CAD advances detection with MRI, PET
May 3, 2019 -- Researchers from Austria have developed a new computer-aided segmentation and diagnostic (CAD) algorithm to distinguish between cancerous and benign breast lesions using PET and MRI data. Their study was published online on 27 April in European Radiology Experimental.  Discuss
Multidirectional spectroscopy enables human neuroimaging
April 18, 2019 -- Researchers have used a multidirectional functional near-infrared spectroscopy system for human neuroimaging. Their novel approach produces a richer dataset and could improve 3D visualization of brain activity.  Discuss
Focused ultrasound releases cancer drugs on target
March 29, 2019 -- Researchers from the U.K. are using computational planning models to determine the focused ultrasound parameters required to release drugs from liposomes, without the need for real-time thermometry. This approach could make ultrasound-mediated targeted drug delivery more widely accessible and simpler to administer than techniques that use MRI guidance.  Discuss