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High-intensity ultrasound helps curb prostate

February 6, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. High-intensity ultrasound helps curb prostate -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ablation using high-intensity focused ultrasound can effectively control some types of localized prostate cancer for five years or longer, according to a study by German researchers. Dr. Andreas Blana and colleagues at the University of Regensburg's St. Josef Hospital evaluated results from 140 patients with early or intermediate… Continue

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Diffusion tensor imaging may detect early impairment from mild traumatic brain injury

February 6, 2008 Diffusion tensor imaging may detect early impairment from mild traumatic brain injury Don Rauf -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq with mild traumatic brain injuries may benefit from preliminary research suggesting that diffusion tensor imaging can identify patients most likely to face long-term cognitive and behavior problems. Mild traumatic brain injury is an important health concern for returning… Continue

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CTA improves, complicates management of PE

February 6, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. CTA improves, complicates management of PE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Researchers in Canada and the U.S. have found CT angiography to be as safe and accurate as ventilation/perfusion lung scans for ruling out pulmonary emboli. Results from what may be the first study of its kind suggest, however, that CTA could also spot many clinically irrelevant thrombi. Dr. David R. Anderson and colleagues at one U.S.… Continue

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Advanced stroke imaging leads to new management challenges

February 6, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Advanced stroke imaging leads to new management challenges Controversies abound in CT and MR use for triage and management of acute stroke patients, but both usher in new era in clinical care H.A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The patient was a married engineer and father of three. He presented to the emergency room with a global arterial circulation deficit, aphasia, and hemiplegia. An earlier… Continue

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Short-sighted coverage rules pose serious threat to coronary CT angio

February 6, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Short-sighted coverage rules pose serious threat to coronary CT angio John C. Hayes, Editor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If ever suspicion arose that the way the government regulates medicine is on a dangerous track, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is on the verge of erasing any doubt with a decision that could severely curb or halt the development of coronary CT angiography. As we've… Continue

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Radiology's triumphs and travails serve as grist

February 6, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Radiology's triumphs and travails serve as grist James Brice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As director of Diagnostic Imaging's online daily news service, I find nothing drives me crazier than a slow news day. It is our mission to make DiagnosticImaging.com an integral part of the day for everyone involved with the practice and business of radiology. Attracting your attention means posting ever-changing news,… Continue

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New technologies put the squeeze on us rads

February 6, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. New technologies put the squeeze on us rads Generalists out, rubber stampers in, hours expand, contract—what else is new at RSNA? Bradley M. Tipler, M.D. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My goals and objectives while attending the annual RSNA meeting have evolved over the years. I used to cram my daily schedule with refresher courses and scientific paper sessions. In recent years, I've found it much more… Continue

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RFA of chondroblastomas offers efficacious alternative to surgery

February 5, 2008 RFA of chondroblastomas offers efficacious alternative to surgery H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Evidence from the largest study of its kind to date suggests that percutaneous CT-guided radiofrequency ablation is a safe and effective alternative to open surgery in selected cases of chondroblastomas, according to New York University researchers. Chondroblastomas are benign but painful tumors affecting the epiphyses… Continue

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High-quality ultrasound demonstrates measureable effect in ovarian cancer management

February 4, 2008 High-quality ultrasound demonstrates measureable effect in ovarian cancer management Wendy Despain -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ultrasound exams conducted by expert sonographers make a measurable difference over routine exams in the treatment of suspected ovarian cancer, decreasing the number of major staging procedures and reducing in-patient hospital stays. Previous studies showed that ultrasound operator expertise is… Continue

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Anatomical differences could make aneurysm repair more difficult in women

February 4, 2008 Anatomical differences could make aneurysm repair more difficult in women Sarah Jersild -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Endovascular aneurysm repair to treat abdominal aortic aneurysm tends to be more challenging in women than in men due to anatomical differences, according to a study presented at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy held last month in Florida. Abdominal arteries and the proximal landing zones used… Continue

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Radiopaedia 2.0 update





Hello everyone...



Have come back from OS to find work on Radiopaedia 2.0 well underway. Should have some bare-bones beta-testing for anyone interested in a couple of weeks. At this stage 'go-live' is scheduled for around end of March, but you know how these things are.



All the content will of course be ported over, so continue to submit!



Cheers… Continue

Added by Frank Gaillard on February 3, 2008 at 11:23pm — No Comments

SCMR meeting advances clinical horizons of cardiac MRI

February 1, 2008 SCMR meeting advances clinical horizons of cardiac MRI James Brice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Techniques destined to improve the surgical response to aortic valve surgery, 3T whole-heart coronary MR angiography assessments approaching the accuracy of multislice CTA, definitive diagnoses for previously unexplained heart failure, and improved risk assessments are among the clinically relevant themes that will be addressed Feb.… Continue

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Premenopausal women with dense breasts reap benefits of digital mammography

January 31, 2008 Premenopausal women with dense breasts reap benefits of digital mammography University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill news service -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An analysis of the multicenter results of the Digital Mammography Imaging Screen Trial has found that digital mammography outperforms conventional screen film mammography for women under 50 who have dense breasts. DMIST, sponsored by the American College of Radiology… Continue

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Clinicians press for more standard CD-ROMs

January 30, 2008 Clinicians press for more standard CD-ROMs Douglas Page -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Some clinicians are so discouraged by nonstandard CD-ROMs generated at imaging centers they are calling on the radiology community to improve the way it tranfers imaging data to referring physicians. One leading oncologist, Dr. Douglas W. Blayney, medical director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Clinic, told Diagnostic… Continue

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3T MRI improves diagnosis, management of knee osteoarthritis

January 30, 2008 3T MRI improves diagnosis, management of knee osteoarthritis H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An exam that combines 3T MR imaging with clinical assessment could speed up the management of patients with suspected degenerative arthritis of the knee. Disease biomarkers could be identified in half the time than is currently possible or less, according to researchers. Osteoarthritis affects at least 16 million patients in… Continue

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Copayments discourage women from receiving screening mammography

January 29, 2008 Copayments discourage women from receiving screening mammography Marjorie Preston -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Experienced mammographers are concerned that managed care insurers increasingly require copayments and coinsurance fees for screening mammography. The trend is discouraging women from receiving the potentially life-saving imaging procedure. Dr. Amal Trivedi and colleagues at Brown University uncovered the pattern as… Continue

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Ultrasound could provide early diagnosis of respiratory distress syndrome

January 28, 2008 Ultrasound could provide early diagnosis of respiratory distress syndrome Wendy Despain -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lung ultrasound exams reliably detect respiratory distress syndrome in premature neonates and could be used as a radiation-free method for diagnosis and guidance for treatment. Respiratory distress syndrome occurs primarily in premature infants whose lungs haven't matured enough to produce surfactant, which… Continue

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SIIM announces educational efforts, new web pages

January 28, 2008 SIIM announces educational efforts, new web pages James Brice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine has expanded its educational efforts in imaging informatics, offering more resources to aid preparation for the American Board of Imaging Informatics certification examination for imaging informatics professionals. The launch in 2007 of the ABII IIP certification exam highlighted the need… Continue

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FDG-PET changes management for one in three cancer patients

January 25, 2008 FDG-PET changes management for one in three cancer patients H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Preliminary results from more than 20,000 patients in the National Oncologic PET Registry found that referring physicians changed their intended clinical management for more than one-third of cancer patients based on findings from FDG-PET. The NOPR was devised to confirm that FDG-PET is as efficacious in clinical practice as… Continue

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PDA-based teleradiology system debuts

January 24, 2008 PDA-based teleradiology system debuts Douglas Page -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Current telemedical systems based on personal digital assistants are generally limited to access of patient medical records and basic image viewing. Such systems have as yet been unable to satisfy the image manipulation demands of teleradiology. That may change as the result of work at the University of Patras in Greece, where researchers recently… Continue

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