Author | Emily Hayes

Articles

Imaging’s role increases in diagnosis of cardiomyopathies

March 05, 2010

They are a major cause of progressive heart failure and death, but cardiomyopathies can be tough to spot for clinicians, and missed cases can have fatal consequences. During an ECR special focus session on Friday afternoon, expert speakers reviewed the use of imaging for diagnosing the mysterious condition and for mastering its many faces.

Multislice CT provides boost for COPD patients, but dose concerns persist

March 09, 2009

Multislice CT continues to spawn new applications in lung imaging, such as software techniques that allow depiction of airway morphology abnormalities in the prevalent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. But radiologists are still not doing enough to cut the radiation dose while using the latest imaging tools, resulting in unnecessary and potentially hazardous excess exposure, according to some experts.

64-slice CT transforms emergency radiology

September 01, 2006

Busy users share triumphs and tribulations with state-of-the-art scanners in trauma cases

Mammography follow-up catches cancers at low cost

August 10, 2006

It costs just 16¢ per patient screened to ensure that women return for recalls after mammography, and the price is well worth paying, according to a study from Michigan.