Providing low-cost, high-quality x-ray units was the goal behind development of the WHO's basic radiology system. The WHIS-RAD isn't the only game in town, however. Several alternatives, along with their drawbacks, are discussed on the Park Ridge, IL,
Although plain-film radiography and CT can be used to image bone marrow, MRI provides the best results and should be the primary imaging tool for suspected bone marrow pathology, according to an ECR presentation by German researchers. With MRI,
Last year I got sick on the fourth day of the ECR. Between lunchtime and dinner I came down with a flu not a funny cold, but a real flu. Intelligent as I was, I packed my 30-kilo suitcase immediately, left out the bare essentials, and went to bed in my
GE Medical Systems has released a new software platform designed to ease workflow bottlenecks in the CT suite. The Xtream technology application will be installed on the operator console of GE's multidetector scanners, offering a one-touch protocol for
Since the advent of 3T MRI 10 years ago, high-field systems have remained largely a tool for research in Europe. Now, developments in scanner technology are increasing the likelihood that 3T MRI will play a significant role in clinical
Ultrasound is a hot topic. So is skeletal radiology.
- Dr. Modolv Saeboe
Whether to exhibit or not next year.
- Kenneth Hunt
MRI and CT.
- Dr. Halit Ymeri
- Achilles Siozopoulos
Radiologic chest diagnosis, CT, x-ray, soft-tissue
Several problems hamper Crohn's disease diagnosis, including the need for repetitive diagnostic assessment and the possibility of incomplete diagnostic information.
Because of the necessity for repeat exams, particularly for pediatric patients,
True FISP sequences improve the delineation of bowel wall thickening and peri-intestinal inflammation, compared with conventional sequences, according to German researchers.
Dr. Christian Hohl and colleagues from the RWTH Aachen University Hospital
Local recurrence of rectal cancer, the main factor in treatment failure, typically occurs during the first 12 to 24 months of follow-up. Researchers from South Korea found a correlation between preoperative MR images and local recurrence.
"If we can
MR is superior to CT and ultrasound for predicting local tumor invasion in patients with advanced rectal carcinoma, according to German researchers. They suggest that MR may replace CT as the primary staging modality.
Preoperative staging of advanced