Frances Rylands-Monk

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Articles

Effective use of abdominal CT can save lives in emergency setting

March 10, 2010

It is widely accepted that reducing time from admission to definitive care saves lives, but usually imaging is one of the major sources of delays. This means radiologists play a vital role in prioritizing patients and selecting the correct modality.

Diffusion-weighted MR looks to add new biomarker for oncologic imaging

March 05, 2010

MR developments over recent years have allowed researchers to explore water molecule motion between cells using diffusion-weighted imaging to indirectly measure cellular density within a tissue. This has provided a new and continuously evolving tool in oncologic imaging for lesion detection, characterisation, and therapy assessment.

Indian radiologists wrestle with law to prevent imaging-based sex-selective abortions

February 12, 2010

Sixteen years on from implementation of the Pre-Conception (PC) and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act, burdensome bureaucracy penalizes many law-abiding radiologists in India. Furthermore, rather than preventing them, the act has driven up the price of illegal sex selection services. Meanwhile, registered ultrasound clinics face heavy fines for minor infringements.

New training course focuses attention on urinary tract

March 06, 2009

CT urography with multislice technology has a very high spatial resolution for imaging the urinary tract. It can detect tiny urothelial tumors inside the intrarenal collecting system and ureter, potentially avoiding the need for more invasive endourologic procedures. MR urography is preferred for some patients, however.

Dutch doctors tout ultrasound for appendicitis in children, caution against CT overuse

March 10, 2008

The number of CT scans performed in the pediatric abdomen in the U.S. is high compared with Europe, possibly because doctors fear legal action in the case of a missed pathology or disease. Rather than using CT for appendicitis, many doctors in the Netherlands still prefer to use ultrasound to visualize the swollen, fluid-filled, or normal appendix.

Report from ECR: Experts pinpoint benefits of hybrid systems in cancer management

March 16, 2007

Correct diagnosis of tumor character and stage is fundamental to lung cancer therapy planning. It is vital to determine as soon as possible whether patients are likely to respond to treatment, but evaluating indeterminate solitary pulmonary nodules continues to challenge radiologists.

Experts pinpoint benefits of hybrid systems in cancer management

March 13, 2007

Correct diagnosis of tumor character and stage is fundamental to lung-cancer therapy planning, but evaluating indeterminate solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs) continues to challenge radiologists. In addition, it is vital to determine as soon as possible whether patients are likely to respond to treatment.

Hardware, software advances give fMRI a place in abdominal imaging

March 13, 2007

Technical advances in MRI have paved the way for functional imaging of the abdomen, moving beyond simple morphological evaluation of disease and in some cases proving superior to multislice CT. With quantitative imaging tools at their disposal, radiologists are rethinking what they need to visualize with MR to answer new clinical questions.