Tackling the overuse of imaging for pulmonary embolism

By Simon Deblois & Charles Chartrand-Lefebvre The number of imaging examinations carried out in Emergency Departments in cases of suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) is increasingsteadily, without a corresponding increase in the number of confirmed diagnoses. These trends suggest a  Read more

Enabling intuitive 3D imaging on 2D ultrasound systems

By Dr. Carl Herickhoff, Matthew Morgan, Dr. Joshua Broder, K Tucker Haas & Dr. Jeremy Dahl As a medical imaging modality, ultrasound has unique advantages that make it well-suited for many clinical applications [1,2]. Ultrasound scans use echoes of acoustic waves to determine the  Read more

The breast under pressure

By Prof. A. den Heeten & Prof. K. Grimbergen The female breast develops during the menarche and consists mainly of protein, water, and fat. The main categories of breast tissue are adipose tissue with a low X-ray attenuation coefficient, and fibrous and glandular tissue with an a  Read more

Gadolinium deposition: the current scientific situation

By Dr Alexander Radbruch The significance of the finding of gadolinium depositions in the brain following serial injections of gadolinium based contrast agents (GBCAs) is the subject of on-going active scientific research and debate, which are being carried out against the background  Read more

Optimisation of radiation dose in CT scans

By Ryan K Lee MD MBA, Joel Sun MD & Terrence Matalon MD FSIR FACR Computed tomography (CT), which began as a novel tool over 40 years ago that enabled detailed examination of the human body in cross section, has become an essential component to modern day healthcare. It has witho  Read more

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