Deborah R. Dakins


Paging through radiology literature stirs remembrance of things past

December 01, 2006

I recently completed a task that we expect will lead to a more refined search engine for the Diagnostic Imaging Web site and those of our sister publications at CMPMedica. The project required perusing some 400-plus articles in the radiology literature from the past 30 years, covering every conceivable subcategory, and tagging those that best define each clinical application and modality. It involved some tedious parsing of wheat from chaff but provided ample opportunity for reflection on how far radiology has come.

Digital mammography finds more cancers than film in women under 50

September 16, 2005

Digital mammography is more accurate than film in detecting cancer in women under age 50, those who have dense breasts, and in pre- and perimenopasual women, according to the long-awaited results from the Digital Mammography Screening Trial (DMIST).

Workstation face-off proves popular way to test systems

May 12, 2005

When it comes to evaluating 3D workstations, the proof is in the clicks-the fewer the better. That's the consensus of attendees at a workstation face-off event held during the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance annual meeting in South Beach, FL, in March.