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A medical physicist's perspective on radiation dose

Medical physicist Virginia Tsapaki shares practical information on radiation dose directives and dose management software

Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare?

Artificial intelligence holds much promise for improving healthcare quality, but there are crucial ethical issues that need to be considered.

PET factors help assess Hodgkin's lymphoma outcome

Key quantitative PET parameters can help clinicians predict how patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma will react to treatment.

Innovation: patent applications review

Our survey of recent medical imaging patent applications includes filings from Supersonic Imagine, Rhythmlink, Philips and more.

Mini-EXPLORER: whole-body PET for primate imaging

A long axial field-of-view PET scanner demonstrates total-body imaging of primates.

MEG in motion: a wearable brain scanner

A wearable MEG scanner can record brain activity while a subject is moving.

Lung CT identifies patients fit for radiotherapy

Texture analysis of CT images can determine whether a lung cancer patient is fit enough to undergo radiotherapy.

Measurements of AR holograms match gold standard

Researchers create holograms with comparable dimensions to corresponding CT scans using augmented reality software.

'Digistain' imaging improves cancer diagnosis

Flash physics: 'Digistain' imaging technology provides an objective and accurate method for grading cancer biopsies.

Hybrid gamma camera enhances intraoperative imaging

A hybrid gamma-optical imaging camera could help improve treatment outcomes for patients undergoing cancer surgery.

Pre-natal alcohol exposure alters functional connectivity

MRI reveals increased functional connectivity between sensorimotor brain regions and other brain regions in children with pre-natal alcohol exposure.

Size matters: dose study scoops ECR 2018 prize

Award-winning study presented at ECR 2018 examines the influence of body size on organ dose conversion factors.

Printed hearts personalize aortic valve replacements

Flash physics: CT scans and 3D printing help avoid complications for patients receiving heart valve replacements.

Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition?

Artificial intelligence enables reduced gadolinium dose in contrast-enhanced brain MRI.

Combining modalities: the advantages of PET-CT-UUI

Integrating an ultrasound transducer probe within a PET-CT scanner delivers unique anatomical, molecular and functional insights.

Triangular crystals improve PET performance

Triangular-shaped crystal elements improve the separation of edge crystals in PET detector modules.

Is CT or MR perfusion better for diagnosing CAD?

How does CT stress myocardial perfusion imaging compare with MR perfusion in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease?

Foetal movements crucial to skeletal development

Combining cine-MRI and biomechanical modelling enables quantification of stresses and strains in utero in the human foetal skeleton.

MRI technique differentiates benign breast lesions

Flash physics: a contrast-free breast MRI technique, combined with a radiomics model, could reduce the number of unnecessary breast biopsies.

Augmented reality projects medical images onto patients

Augmented reality software uses a motion-tracking device to display patients' medical images directly onto their body, even as they move.