Insights into Imaging

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List of Papers (Total 562)

Benchmarking adult CT-dose levels to regional and national references using a dose-tracking software: a multicentre experience

Objectives To benchmark CT-dose data for standard adult CT studies to regional and national reference levels using a dose-tracking system. Methods Data from five CT systems from three hospitals were collected over a 1- to 2.5-year period (2012–2014), using the same type of dose management system. Inclusion criteria were adult patients and standard CT-head, CT-abdomen-pelvis, ...

ESR concept paper on value-based radiology

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) established a Working Group on Value-Based Imaging (VBI WG) in August 2016 in response to developments in European healthcare systems in general, and the trend within radiology to move from volume- to value-based practice in particular. The value-based healthcare (VBH) concept defines “value” as health outcomes achieved for patients relative ...

Plain radiography in patients treated with intrathecal drug delivery using an implantable pump device

Objectives Intrathecal drug administration using an implanted pump system is well established in intractable spasticity and pain. However, despite continuous advancements in manufacturing technology, adverse events related to the pump and catheter still occur. Most of them, such as migration, damage, disconnection and occlusion, are related to the spinal catheter. The aim of this ...

The value of advanced MRI techniques in the assessment of cervical cancer: a review

Objectives To assess the value of new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques in cervical cancer. Methods We searched PubMed and MEDLINE and reviewed articles published from 1990 to 2016 to identify studies that used MRI techniques, such as diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) and dynamic contrast enhancement (DCE) MRI, to assess parametric ...

A critical appraisal of the quality of adult musculoskeletal ultrasound guidelines using the AGREE II tool: an EuroAIM initiative

Objectives Our aim was to evaluate the quality of published guidelines on musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK-US) for adults. Methods Between June and July 2016, we conducted an online search for MSK-US guidelines, which were evaluated by four independent readers blinded to each other using the AGREE II tool. A fifth independent reviewer calculated scores per each domain and agreement ...

Breast magnetic resonance imaging: tips for the diagnosis of silicone-induced granuloma of a breast implant capsule (SIGBIC)

Complications resulting from the placement of silicone breast implants are becoming more frequent in our clinical practice. This is due to the increase in breast aesthetic surgeries at the beginning of the century, where breast augmentation using silicone implants was the main intervention performed. Generally, studies that discuss the complications of breast implants are ...

Imaging-guided chest biopsies: techniques and clinical results

Background This article aims to comprehensively describe indications, contraindications, technical aspects, diagnostic accuracy and complications of percutaneous lung biopsy. Methods Imaging-guided biopsy currently represents one of the predominant methods for obtaining tissue specimens in patients with lung nodules; in many cases treatment protocols are based on histological ...

Ergonomic strategies to improve radiographers’ posture during mammography activities

Objectives To identify alternatives for radiographers’ postures while performing mammography that can contribute to reduce the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs). Methods Radiographers’ postures to positioning craniocaudal (CC) and mediolateral oblique (MLO) views were simulated without any intervention for three scenarios: radiographer/patient with similar ...

Liver segmentation: indications, techniques and future directions

Objectives Liver volumetry has emerged as an important tool in clinical practice. Liver volume is assessed primarily via organ segmentation of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images. The goal of this paper is to provide an accessible overview of liver segmentation targeted at radiologists and other healthcare professionals. Methods Using images from CT ...

Radiological imaging of teratological fetuses: what can we learn?

Objectives To determine the advantages of radiological imaging of a collection of full-term teratological fetuses in order to increase their scientific and educational value. Background Anatomical museums around the world exhibit full-term teratological fetuses. Unfortunately, these museums are regularly considered as “morbid cabinets”. Detailed dysmorphological information ...

A critical appraisal of the quality of adult dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry guidelines in osteoporosis using the AGREE II tool: An EuroAIM initiative

Objectives Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the most widely used technique to measure bone mineral density (BMD). Appropriate and accurate use of DXA is of great importance, and several guidelines have been developed in the last years. Our aim was to evaluate the quality of published guidelines on DXA for adults. Methods Between June and July 2016 we conducted an online ...

European radiographers’ challenges from mammography education and clinical practice – an integrative review

Objectives This study aims to identify European radiographers’ challenges in clinical performance in mammography and the main areas of mammography that require more and better training. Methods An extensive search was performed to identify relevant studies focused on clinical practice, education and training in mammography published between January 2010 and December 2015 in the ...

Overview of the radiographers’ practice in 65 healthcare centers using digital mammography systems in Portugal

Purpose To assess current practices in digital mammography (DM) in Portuguese healthcare providers using digital systems. To investigate compliance with European standards regarding mean glandular dose and quality control practice and to identify optimisation needs. Methods Two questionnaires, targeted at breast radiographers and chief radiographers, were designed and applied in 65 ...

Central airway pathology: clinic features, CT findings with pathologic and virtual endoscopy correlation

Objectives To describe the imaging features of the central airway pathology, correlating the findings with those in pathology and virtual endoscopy. To propose a schematic and practical approach to reach diagnoses, placing strong emphasis on multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) findings. Methods We reviewed our thoracic pathology database and the central airway ...