Latest Blog Posts in Imaging
The radiology department has transformed from a unit of collaboration to one that focuses on interpretation, and in order to regain past values, an efficient harmony between IT and humans needs to be achieved. As radiologists we have to be valued for not just interpreting images. I have been around the world giving talks, and I seen radiology... Read more
Humanizing radiology should be not a fashion but a way to rethink the profession of the radiologist instead. It represents not only a challenge but also an opportunity to redefine the role of the diagnostic radiologist as a physician primarily in the continuum of caring for patients. From my point of view, there are great reasons to humanize... Read more
Radiomics is a hot topic in radiology. A steadily increasing number of researchers across the globe is engaging in radiomics and applying it to a large number of imaging data. “Radiomics” means the extraction of a large number of quantitative imaging features from routinely acquired imaging data (e.g, x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET) in order to... Read more
When a patient suffers from traumatic brain injury (TBI), there aren’t many treatment options available to physicians, and a team of engineers and emergency medicine physicians decided they could make a strong contribution if they joined forces. Funded by the Massey Grand Challenge, the team built an ultrasound system to detect secondary brain injury,... Read more
I find this question particularly interesting. This is the phrase I use to define my Twitter profile, @Vilavaite . I really believe analysing reality with the sight of a radiologist has distinctive features. First, we radiologists see beyond the surface of things. We are used to seeing the inside of our patients' bodies and in... Read more
Whilst sitting on the beach in some sunny clime you have probably witnessed the annoying presence of the “knock off” watch, phone charger or handbag salespeople. While they may be irritating, we probably give little thought to the impact that these individuals are having on the original brands. You might even make a purchase, accepting the fact... Read more
The Medical Imaging Convention is the UK’s dedicated trade show for medical imaging professionals and senior management teams. Running on the 6th & 7th June at ExCeL, London, 1,500 visitors will attend from Europe’s largest and most influential hospitals, clinical commissioning groups, NHS trusts and government bodies. This is a free to attend and... Read more
When diagnostic imaging is needed for an accurate identification of a medical issue, London Imaging Centre offers affordable, accessible, and assured services – now with an innovative new approach to pricing. We keep an eye kept turned towards international developments in diagnostic imaging and healthcare as well as European practice, and are proud... Read more
Expanding leadership based on clinical evidence In early September, Hologic launched the new 3Dimensions™ mammography system , a breast tomosynthesis system with the fastest and highest resolution, in EMEA. I recently had the pleasure of showcasing this cutting-edge device at the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) Annual Scientific Meeting,... Read more
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in clinical practice hasn’t fully completed its cycle of development. Though we have been working on it for over 20 years, it’s entering into a new phase. The most exciting is the paediatric application of CEUS, with recent regulatory approval for certain use. The European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound... Read more
UltraDrape is an innovative dressing designed for use during Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous (UGPIV) that provides dual-action barrier and securement in one.
Introducing a new chapter in ultrasound visualization technology. X-Porte was developed from the ground up to incorporate a breakthrough, proprietary beam-forming technology: XDI (Extreme Definition Imaging). This signal analysis algorithm shapes...
The SonoSite EDGE II is a high-resolution, all-digital, 9.0-pound (4.1 kg) ultrasound system with a 12.1in. LED full-bleed glass display. The Edge II boosts improvements in cardiac and abdominal image quality through DirectClear Technology and a new...
The iViz is a lightweight Point Of Care (POC) ultrasound solution, specifically designed for emerging sub-segments where there is need for a highly accessible and mobile solution that is capable throughout key areas of the patient care path. The iViz...
Shown to improve comfort in 93% of patients who reported moderate to severe discomfort with standard compression technology2 Curved, unique design mirrors the shape of a woman’s breast to reduce pinching and apply uniform compression over the entire...