By Dr S Balter & Dr JF Granada

While the positive clinical impact of interventional fluoroscopy in the management of many pathologies is undeniable, the increased radiation exposure associated with the procedure and to which both patients and medical staff are exposed is of growing concern.

This article describes a recently developed innovative technology that has the potential to reduce radiation levels associated with fluoroscopic procedures by as much as 75% without compromising either workflow or image quality.

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By Dr. Christina Heilmaier & Prof. Dominik Weishaupt

Over the last few decades, the level of radiation to which the public have been exposed through the use of medical imaging has grown by an estimated 600% [1–3]. A large part of this increase can in particular be attributed to the increasing number of computed tomography (CT) scans being carried out. Against this background and as a result of the growing awareness of the issue of radiation exposure, radiation monitoring and safety is nowadays becoming an ever more important part of quality assurance in radiology.

By Dr L Sali

This article summarizes the current results of the SAVE trial whose aim is to compare CT colonography, fecal immunochemical test (FIT) and colonoscopy as primary tests for colorectal cancer screening. The results to date show that CT colonography has a lower participation rate but detects more cases of advanced colorectal lesions than FIT.

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By Dr Francesca Coppola

Despite its theoretical advantages, the use of teleradiology (TR) varies considerably between individual European countries, with in general, radiologists northern European countries implementing teleradiology more extensively than their southern counterparts.

This article describes the results of a recent survey designed to evaluate the attitude of Italian radiologists to TR.

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By Dr K A Abdullah, Dr M F McEntee, Dr W Reed & Dr P L Kench

In this article, we present a summary of our work, in which we evaluate the use of CT iterative reconstruction (IR) for radiation dose reduction and the impact on diagnostic image quality particularly in coronary CT angiography (CCTA). We demonstrate that IR is a powerful tool that enables radiation dose reduction without significant impact on diagnostic image quality.

From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior, according to new research led by the University of Cambridge.

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