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Image: Changing CT scanners shape in response to patient waistlines. The CT imaging systems of today have up to 300 kg table weight allowance, 2 x 120 kW power, and an 80-cm bore (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthcare).

Changing the Shape of CT Scanners in Response to Patient’s Expanding Waistlines

As computed tomography imaging systems continue to grow in size, weight capacity and ability to adapt for the growing waistline of patient population is essential.  More...
30 Jul 2014
Image: Calyspo - GPS for the body (Photo courtesy of Varian).

Soft Tissue Radiotherapy Real-Time Tracking Device Receives Approval

New US clearance expands the indications for which clinicians will be able to use a real-time tracking device for monitoring motion during radiotherapy treatments for cancer.  More...
29 Jul 2014

Boston Marathon Bombings Force Reevaluation of Emergency Radiology Procedures

A review of an emergency radiology response to the US Boston Marathon bombings emphasizes the vital role medical imaging plays in emergency circumstances and ways in which radiology departments can optimize their preparedness for mass casualty incidents.   More...
29 Jul 2014

Child-Centered Protocols Advised for Safe Imaging

A leading US medical institution is leading a collaborative effort to ensure that a protocol for safe imaging practices for children is put into place. More...
28 Jul 2014

CT Scanning Not Necessary for Minor Head Injuries in Children

A US study of more than 40,000 children evaluated in hospital emergency departments for head trauma revealed that if children had only loss of consciousness, and no other signs or symptoms related to the head trauma, they are very unlikely to have sustained serious brain injuries. More...
24 Jul 2014

Tomosynthesis Technology Advances Specimen Radiography

A groundbreaking system for digital specimen radiography allows for multiplanar X-ray imaging for thorough margin analysis of excised breast tissue. More...
23 Jul 2014
Image: Whole body images of a mouse before and after nanoparticles injections. Signal loss in the liver and the spleen due to the accumulation of iron from the nanoparticles is indicated by the red arrows. (Photo courtesy of Imperial College London).

Self-Assembling Nanoparticles Could Improve Cancer Diagnosis

Innovative nanoparticles boost the effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging scanning by specifically seeking out receptors that are found in cancerous cells. More...
21 Jul 2014


The MedImaging Radiology channel covers fluoroscopy, digital radiography, computerized tomography, mammography, interventional radiology, and other medical uses of X-ray imaging as well as related instrumentation, trends and safety issues.
 
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