April 2016


Kang B et al. (anho/ktg)
Two is better than one – PET/MRI versus CT
Whole-body PET combined with MRI improves lesion detection in patients with colorectal cancer.
Chhor CM, Mercado CL (biho/ktg)
The patient should be queen
A US-American review outlines the three most important points for better patient-focused care in mammography screening: better information, fast service, good quality.
Rawat U et al. (biho/ktg)
Dose reduction successfully transferred into clinical practice
Implementation of dose reduction techniques, such as using a high pitch or adaptive statistical iterative image reconstruction, significantly decreases patient dose in chest CT.
Rosenkrantz AB et al. (biho/ktg)
Lesion heterogeneity points to malignancy
Gadoxetic acid (EOB・Primovist®) might serve as a prognostic biomarker for the development of hepatocellular carcinomas on the basis of histogram metrics in the hepatobiliary phase.
Yasutaka Takei et al. (am/ktg)
Japan is looking for ways to reduce CT radiation
Japan has taken first steps towards dose reduction by gathering radiation exposure data in pediatric CT examinations. Radiation experts propose age-based diagnostic reference levels.
Restauri N et al. (biho/ktg)
Auto-injectors and dosing accuracy
Epinephrine dosing in case of anaphylactic contrast reactions may be improved by using an auto-injection drug delivery system.
Ho YF et al. (biho/ktg)
A closer look at contrast induced nephropathy
A Taiwanese study identifies potential risk factors for contrast induced kidney injury (CIN). The most prominent factor is co-medication with nephrotoxic agents.
Lam DL et al. (biho/ktg)
More education on radiation risks
A literature review reveals that a high percentage of physicians and patients does not know about the link between medical radiation exposure and increased cancer risk. Radiologists should engage in educational training to improve patient safety.
Mamlouk MD et al. (biho/ktg)
Restructuring the radiology department workflow
Implementation of a neuroradiologist responsible for quality control results in improved staff interaction and allows a stronger focus on educational tasks.
Gould R et al. (biho/ktg)
DNA double-strand breaks induced by iodine
Iodinated contrast agents lead to measurable DNA damage, adding to radiation-induced impairment during radiographic imaging.
Rohatgi S et al. (biho/ktg)
Health issues related to after-hour work
An US-American review presents strategies to minimize health risks related to after-hour work shifts of radiologists. Concrete measures should be implemented by the workplace and by the individual radiologist alike.
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