Search Tag: x-rays

IMAGING Management

X-rays: Best Screening Tool in Diagnosing Knee Pain

2016 13 Sep

Knee pain is quite common among Americans 40 years of age and up. It is estimated that 1 in 17 patients visit a healthcare provider each year for knee pain or injuries related to osteoarthritis. As the population continues to age, the prevalence of knee pain also continues to increase. MRI is often used as a tool to diagnose torn knee ligaments and... Read more

IMAGING Management

RSNA15: Gaming Tech Creates Better X-Rays

2015 01 Dec

Researchers have developed software for the Microsoft Kinect gaming console that measures body-part thickness and checks for motion, positioning and beam adjustment immediately before x-ray imaging. The goal is to have the best quality x-rays at the lowest dose possible without repeating images, the researchers explained. Their feasibility study was... Read more

Cardiology Management

Virtual Reality Meets Angiography

2015 12 Oct

Researchers have developed a new technique for creating virtual models in the angiography room, which can make treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms safer. The technique is the result of collaboration between the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the university's departments of radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear... Read more

IMAGING Management

2015 22 Sep

Dr. David Wilson is a consultant musculoskeletal radiologist, and President of the British Institute of Radiology 2014-2016. 1. What are your key areas of interest and research? Occult fractures and outcome in acute ankle injuries. When someone sprains their ankle, if a fracture is suspected they are x-rayed and treated. If there is no fracture, patients... Read more

IMAGING Management

Reduced CT Usage for Common Childhood Diagnoses

2015 27 Aug

Researchers in the U.S. have found a significant decline in the use of computed tomography (CT) scans at children's hospitals for 10 common childhood diagnoses including seizure, severe head trauma and upper respiratory tract infection. They say that alternative imaging modalities such as MRI and ultrasound are being used more frequently for eight of... Read more

IMAGING Management

Collective Intelligence Improves Mammography Screening

2015 16 Aug

A new study by an international team of scientists shows that swarm intelligence can be used to improve the efficiency of mammography screening for breast cancer. The study, published in PLOS ONE, was led by Dr. Max Wolf, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin, Germany.Wide-ranging mammography screening programmes... Read more

IMAGING Management

Ankle Injuries in Children Don't Always Need an X-Ray

2015 23 Jul

Emergency physicians can safely reduce x-rays in children with injured ankles by as much as 23 percent, resulting in cost and time savings for patients, according to Canadian researchers who conducted a cost analysis of the Low Risk Ankle Rule (LRAR). The findings are reported in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine."Currently, x-rays are ordered... Read more

IMAGING Management

Studies Linking Cancer to Medical Imaging Radiation 'Flawed'

2015 02 Jul

Studies purporting to show a link between cancer and medical imaging radiation are flawed because of their reliance on an unproven statistical model, according to a report published in the journal Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment. “Although radiation is known to cause cancer at high doses and high-dose rates, no data have ever unequivocally... Read more

Endorsed Companies