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Topic: Radiology

October 9, 2018
Hospital Healthcare Europe spoke with Jilly Croasdale of the UK Radiopharmacy Group about guidance on safe drawing up of radiopharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine departments
EU good manufacturing practice (GMP) relates to the manufacture of medicines, and in radiopharmacy this can be a challenge in some ways. Because the products have to be used immediately, it is not possible to perform all the usual end product testing that you would with other types of products. For example, sterility testing is done retrospectively, and, because the batch size is often one, it is not possible to sterility test each batch produced (or there may be nothing left to administer to the patients). 
 
October 9, 2018
Options for treating uterine fibroids have increased, including uterine artery embolisation and MRI-focused high intensity ultrasound, but patient preference and tailored treatment still remain key
October 9, 2018
Digital breast tomosynthesis, the latest generation technology in breast imaging, uses a three-dimensional, limited-angle tomographic breast imaging technique to provide multiple projection views, thus reducing interference from overlapping tissues
Breast cancer accounts for one in three cancers in women throughout the European Union (EU), making it the leading cancer site among women on the continent. With a mean breast cancer incidence rate of 70.7, western Europe also has one of the highest incidences of breast cancer in the world, accounting for 11 of the top 20 countries.1–3
 
Screening is the mainstay of breast cancer detection, with numerous studies finding that early detection translates into substantially reduced mortality rates.4–6
October 8, 2018
Contrast carries a small, and controversial, risk of acute kidney injury, and the use of a screening tool and point of care testing may provide the greatest opportunity to streamline the imaging pathway and provide assurance of patient safety
October 8, 2018
Creating value and contributing to patient outcome in radiology departments starts with well-organised utilisation plans, shorter waiting times, appropriateness criteria, structured and timely reporting and continuous research for better imaging, intervention and therapy
May 11, 2018
NHS failure to send invitations may have resulted in women having their lives shortened, according to estimates

Nearly half a million women in England have missed out on a routine breast screening appointment due to an NHS failure to send invitations. 

Up to 270 women may have had their lives shortened as a result, according to estimates. A computer error has been blamed for the missed invitations.

May 3, 2018
AI is now essential for automation in radiology and pathology, but it provides a means to support the human, not replace, writes Chris Scarisbrick, Sectra UK & Ireland

Will I be replaced by a robot? Mainstream media reporting on artificial intelligence has led many people to ask this question.

AI has gone from being the subject of science fiction and theory, to creeping into the reality of everyday life – either augmenting or starting to replace the way people carry out mundane tasks in their homes, in our supermarkets, on our roads and even where we work.

August 10, 2017
Initial results of Malmö Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Trial have shown a substantially increased cancer detection rate compared with mammography, and an acceptable elevation of the recall rate
Breast cancer screening with mammography is one of the most widely implemented screening programmes in Europe. However, the choice of using mammography as the screening method has lately been challenged. The sensitivity of mammography is known to be limited mainly due to overlapping tissue-obscuring tumours, which is pronounced in women with dense breasts.1,2
 
August 10, 2017
Hospital Healthcare Europe spoke with Jilly Croasdale of the UK Radiopharmacy Group about guidance on safe drawing up of radiopharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine departments
EU good manufacturing practice (GMP) relates to the manufacture of medicines, and in radiopharmacy this can be a challenge in some ways. Because the products have to be used immediately, it is not possible to perform all the usual end product testing that you would with other types of products. For example, sterility testing is done retrospectively, and, because the batch size is often one, it is not possible to sterility test each batch produced (or there may be nothing left to administer to the patients). 
 
August 10, 2017
In this article, methods of patient selection, techniques and protocols for transarterial chemoembolisation are described
Metastatic disease of the liver is more common than primary liver neoplasms. The liver is the most common site of metastatic deposits after the lymph nodes.1 The top three primary sites with liver metastases are breast, lung and colorectal.2 Transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) has been successfully used to treat unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and similar principles are being applied in the treatment of metastatic liver disease. 
 
August 10, 2017
Routine use of pocket-size ultrasound devices has the potential to improve diagnostics and treatment of patients at a low cost
August 10, 2017
Options for treating uterine fibroids are increasing, including uterine artery embolisation and MRI-focused high intensity ultrasound, but patient preference and tailored treatment still remain key
August 10, 2017
Interventional radiological procedures have grown and embolisation is a key area. Vascular plugs are important devices that can be used in a wide variety of clinical scenarios
Interventional radiology (IR) is a growing specialty, which uses the combination of image guidance and device technology to perform a wide range of minimally invasive procedures. There is hardly a single area of hospital medicine in which IR has not had impact on patient management. Interventional radiologists have a wide range of techniques at their disposal and have key roles in treating bleeding, cancer, aneurysms, trauma, peripheral arterial disease and venous thromboembolism.1
 
Embolisation
July 24, 2017
The time for diagnoses based on incomplete datasets is at an end; we must connect the ‘ologies’ with all of medicine, writes Brendan Devlin, a practising radiologist and Senior Clinical Advisor to Sectra

There are some who might feel uneasy about integrating the way we work in diagnostics. Disciplines, sometimes dating back to the beginnings of modern medicine, have had their own way of working, their own culture, philosophy and an established place in patient care.

August 4, 2016
ISAS accreditation offers vote of confidence for Telemedicine Clinic's quality standards in the UK

Telemedicine Clinic (TMC), Europe's largest provider of teleradiology and pathology services, has been granted UKAS accreditation against the Imaging Services Accreditation Standard (ISAS). ISAS is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme available for diagnostic imaging services in the UK.

May 18, 2016
Standardisation of postprocessing in radiology is a task for the next decade

Standardisation of postprocessing in radiology is a task for the next decade

 

May 18, 2016
Basic considerations, patient selection and potential indications for treatment with bariatric gastric embolisation were the topics explored at a symposia held at CIRSE 2015

Basic considerations, patient selection and potential indications for treatment with bariatric gastric embolisation were the topics explored at a symposia held at CIRSE 2015

 

 

May 18, 2016
Large format, high resolution displays have been adopted at the radiology department of a cutting-edge Swiss hospital

Large format, high resolution displays have been adopted at the radiology department of a cutting-edge Swiss hospital

 

 

May 18, 2016
Endovascular treatment of stenotic lesions of supra-aortic vessels is widely accepted valid alternative to thromboendarterectomy both for the anterior and the posterior circulation

Endovascular treatment of stenotic lesions of supra-aortic vessels is widely accepted valid alternative to thromboendarterectomy both for the anterior and the posterior circulation

 

 

May 18, 2016
This article describes the latest endoscopic technology to support high precision diagnosis and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract

This article describes the latest endoscopic technology to support high precision diagnosis and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract

 

May 18, 2016
This review explains the fundamental principles of Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) and potential applications addressing unmet clinical needs

This review explains the fundamental principles of Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) and potential applications addressing unmet clinical needs

 

 

May 18, 2016
Intra-luminal contrast enhancement is crucial in cardiovascular imaging to ensure reliable diagnostic accuracy

Intra-luminal contrast enhancement is crucial in cardiovascular imaging to ensure reliable diagnostic accuracy

 

 

February 4, 2016
Collaboration brings new tools to interventional radiologists and oncologists to help treat liver cancer and enhanced patient care

BTG plc, a global specialist healthcare company, and Royal Philips, announced a significant milestone in their collaboration with the treatment of the first liver cancer patient with LC Bead LUMI™ in conjunction with Philips Live Image Guidance, targeting a hypervascular tumour with the goal to block blood flow to achieve tumour necrosis.

December 14, 2015
Committed to working with renowned international companies, Proton Partners International will be bringing the world’s first and only digital PET CT system to Wales

The equipment fitted at the UK’s first proton beam therapy centre will provide cancer patients with the most advanced cancer technology available, Proton Partners International Ltd CEO Mike Moran said.
 
Committed to working with renowned international companies, Proton Partners International will be bringing the world’s first and only digital PET CT system to Wales.