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This article summarizes a recently-published study designed to determine how often acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs after contrast-enhanced and non contrast

enhanced CT in the emergency setting. The results of the propensity-matched, case-controlled study, showed that there was no difference in the frequency of AKI

between enhanced and non-enhanced patients undergoing CT, suggesting that the current fear of triggering AKI by intravenous contrast media is not supported

by objective data.


By Dr R Bertram, Dr J Kaakinen, Dr F Bensch, Dr L Helle, Dr E Lantto, Dr P Niemi, Dr N Lundbom


In this article, we present a summary of our recent study [1], in which we assessed eye movement behavior as a function of expertise during reading of
abdominal computed tomography (CT) studies. We show that expertise in CT reading is characterized by enhanced perceptual processes and greater adaptivity
in eye movement patterns in response to the demands of the task and environment



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By Dr Claire-Louise Chapple


The importance of a good radiation safety culture is becoming increasingly recognised, and has been the subject of a number of international initiatives over recent years, with some specific focus in healthcare applications. Work in this area has been undertaken in the UK by a national working group and has involved both assessment of current radiation safety culture, utilising a widespread staff survey, and development of strategies for improving this culture



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By Prof. (Lawrence) Khek-Yu Ho


Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is an increasingly important sub-specialty practice for endoscopists in Asia. Formal training in EUS is traditionally provided as a one-year advanced endoscopy fellowship to experienced endoscopists. Considered technically daunting, the practice of EUS calls for a skillset that is beyond the scope of ordinary endoscopy


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The day-long symposium devoted solely to recent developments in breast imaging  which traditionally takes place on the first day of the ECR annual congress,

namely the Siemens Healthineers-sponsored Breast Care Day, is fast becoming a must-attend fixture of the congress. With a cast-list of speakers prominent in

their field, this year’s Breast Care Day was the most successful ever — more than 1300 radiologists attended the morning, lunch and afternoon sessions



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This article summarizes the proceedings of the recent symposium sponsored by Bracco Imaging at ECR 2017 on the optimization of CT imaging. Chaired by Prof Thomas Albrecht, the symposium featured presentations by three clinicians highly experienced in the optimization, application and regulatory implications of modern CT imaging


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