MRI minimizes toxicity in prostate cancer radiotherapy
October 2, 2019 -- Hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy combined with MRI guidance to treat prostate cancer patients produced an impressively low incidence of early gastrointestinal and genitourinary toxicities, Dutch researchers have reported.  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
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
Swiss cast new light on prostate cancer analysis
September 16, 2019 -- Researchers from Zurich have found gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen offers better sensitivity, while multiparametric MRI provides better specificity, especially when determining tumor cell spread beyond the lymph node capsule or when prostate cancer extends into the seminal vesicles.  Discuss
Merging PET and MRI assists in large-vessel vasculitis
September 12, 2019 -- French investigators have combined contrast-enhanced anatomic assessments of MRI with the quantitative measurement of FDG uptake in PET to accurately characterize and differentiate between inflammation and fibrosis in the aortic walls and auxiliary branches of patients with large-vessel vasculitis.  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
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
MRI identifies white-matter lesions in heart failure cases
September 3, 2019 -- White-matter lesions linked with dementia and cognitive impairment are as common in heart failure patients as they are in those with a history of stroke, according to the latest results from a large German study presented on 2 September at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Paris.  Discuss
Novel contrast-free MRI technique measures heart strain
August 30, 2019 -- A team of investigators from the U.K. has used 3D MRI to work out a patient's cardiac muscle strain. They have described how their method can boost the accuracy of quantifying cardiac health without the need for gadolinium contrast in an article published online on 28 August by Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Would you like gadolinium with your chips?
August 28, 2019 -- New research has found that Coca-Cola served at McDonald's and Burger King outlets in six large German cities had trace elements of gadolinium from gadolinium-based contrast agents used in MRI scans. The levels are rising and causing growing concern, but the health risk remains low, experts say.  Discuss