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New imaging techniques keep pushing the boundaries of radiology, but the field is also progressing on other levels: on the occasion of the RSNA annual meeting, we take a look at how increasing awareness of transgender health issues opens new diagnostic fields, and how research deepens knowledge of underlying principles, for example in breast imaging. Still, radiology also faces the challenge of current resource shortages as well as the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Enjoy browsing! 

Article • Mid-treatment scans can reduce treatment sessions

De-escalating radiation therapy for oropharynx cancer with FDG-PET

Using fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) imaging may give insights into possible dose reductions in ongoing radiation therapy of head and neck cancer. A promising study to explore this option was presented at the 2022 ...

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Article • Cancer screening

The need for breast imaging for transgender patients

The need for breast cancer screening of transgender individuals has been a topic of uncertainty until recently, due to lack of reliable patient data, consensus by radiologists, published research, and recommended guidelines. A 2021 survey of Society ...

Article • Alternative to lumpectomy

Breast cryoablation for surgically inoperative patients

Breast cryoablation is an emerging treatment for early-stage, localized breast cancer that destroys malignant tumours by freezing them. During the past decade, it has been increasingly utilized as an alternative to lumpectomy, but its long-term ...

News • Possible biological explanation found

Why are dense breasts associated with increased cancer risk?

The risk of developing breast cancer is higher in breasts with high density. But why is that? Researchers at Linköping University have shown major biological differences that promote cancer growth.

Article • Imaging resource management

Managing the CT contrast media shortage with clinical decision support tools

On March 31st, 2022, a city-wide lockdown to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 virus in Shanghai, China, shuttered the GE Healthcare manufacturing facility that produces 80% of the global supply of iodinated contrast media agents iohexol ...

Article • Renal carcinoma differentiation

SPECT/CT improves diagnosis of indeterminate kidney tumours

99mTc-Sestamibi SPECT/CT can aid in the diagnosis of solid renal lesions, especially in cases where contrast enhanced CT findings are inconclusive, according to researchers from the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School ...

News • Changes to brain stem, frontal lobe

Post-Covid: MRI reveals significant brain abnormalities

Using a special type of MRI, researchers have uncovered brain changes in patients up to six months after they recovered from Covid-19, according to a study being presented at the annual RSNA meeting.

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Article • Radiology equipment

RADBook 2022 – Your guide to imaging technology and informatics in Europe

Our RADBook gives an overview about the most innovative diagnostic imaging systems for radiologists, cardiologists and managing directors of hospitals in Europe. The print guide is also available as an epaper. Click here to find out more.

 

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