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Moving from 2D to 3D has obvious advantages, and diagnostic imaging is not the only field to benefit from an added spatial dimension: Three-dimensional organoids provide unique opportunities to study cell cultures in the lab, paving the way to find new drug candidates. Speaking of 3D, we also look at the potential of virtual reality in interventional radiology, and more. Enjoy!

Article • Modelling systems for human biology

Organoid technology: new opportunities for drug discovery

Two-dimensional (2D) cultured cell lines and animal models have been the principal research tools for the past decade, but have several shortcomings. Three-dimensional cell cultures, or organoids, show great promise here.

Sponsored • Washer-disinfector series

Fully virucidal efficacy of Meiko TopLine proven in testing

The new washer-disinfector series exhibits comprehensive decontamination and disinfection performance against all human-pathogenic viruses, confirms accredited testing laboratory HygCen Germany GmbH.

Article • Overheard at AACC

The complexities of drug testing in urine and hair

Urine screening tests using only immunoassays are the most common procedures used to identify drug abuse. They are inexpensive, automated, and produce rapid results. But they may generate false-positive or false-negative results, which vary based on ...

Sponsored • Radiology equipment

Latest technology meets solid technology

In radiology, it is important to place patients safely and precisely. This works with the "GetUp®" holding system from Febromed.

Video • Virtual reality radiation protection training

VR gives ‘X-ray vision’ to radiographers-in-training

Exposure to ionising radiation is a major health concern for many interventional radiologists. To help attain an understanding for radiation distribution in a clinical setting, experts tap into the potential of virtual reality (VR).

News • Impact of body constitution

Breast cancer: Tumour environment can affect prognosis

The interplay between the patient’s BMI, tumour size and cancer-specific proteins is of importance for the prognosis of breast cancer, a study from Sweden shows.

News • Improved detection and treatment

New trial shows benefits of smartphone-based atrial fibrillation screening

Atrial fibrillation screening using conventional smartphones more than doubles the detection and treatment rate in older people compared to routine screening, new research finds.

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Article • Information & insights

EUROPEAN HOSPITAL 4/2022 is out!

The latest issue of EUROPEAN HOSPITAL is here! We report on EU initiative I³lung to promote lung cancer research, look at the potential of multiplex diagnostics techniques and explore the ethics of AI in radiology. Click here to read the ePaper.

 

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