Insights into Imaging

List of Papers (Total 572)

White paper on imaging biomarkers

Because of the importance of biomarkers within medicine as a whole and the increasing realisation that imaging can safely provide biomarkers, the ESR executive commissioned this report by experts in the field. It is hoped that further awareness amongst our community will contibute to further exploitation of the enormous wealth of biomaker information available in our day to day ...

Research in cardiac radiology: a European Society of Radiology white paper

The past, present and future status of the practice of cardiac imaging is discussed, especially as it relates to cardiac imaging research. Recommendations for the future development are given; these emphasize the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration.

Radiology and primary care in Europe

This joint paper outlines the current status and future outlook of the cooperation between radiology specialists and general practitioners. It discusses issues of referrals in primary care, imaging requirements, quality of care, types of radiology services and finances, all seen by both sides—radiologists and primary care physicians.

MRI for assessment of anal fistula

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the best imaging modality for preoperative assessment of patients with anal fistula. MRI helps to accurately demonstrate disease extension and predict prognosis. This in turn helps make therapy decisions and monitor therapy. The pertinent anatomy, fistula classification and MRI findings will be discussed.

How often do patients ask for the results of their radiological studies?

Objectives To measure how often patients ask directly about their test results at the end of imaging studies. Methods A total of 1,171 outpatients underwent ultrasonography (384), CT (382) or MR of the extremities (405). Demographic features including age, sex, educational background, anxiety and type of examination (initial examination vs follow-up) were considered. Statistical ...

An assessment of medical students’ awareness of radiation exposures associated with diagnostic imaging investigations

Objectives This study assessed students’ awareness of radiation exposures and determined the impact a curriculum in clinical radiology (CICR) had on awareness. Methods Six hundred seventy medical students at one medical school were studied. CICR was delivered in yearly modules over the 5-year programme. Five hundred twenty-three students (years 1–5), exposed to increasing numbers ...

Imaging in patients with breast implants—results of the First International Breast (Implant) Conference 2009

Background The First International Breast (Implant) Conference was held by the EAoS® (European Academy of Senology) in cooperation with the German Society of Senology during its 29th annual meeting in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 13 June 2009. Methods It was performed as a whole-day interactive workshop in which the standards of implant surgery within reconstructive and aesthetic breast ...

Computed tomography of complicated Meckel’s diverticulum in adults: a pictorial review

Objective To show various CT aspects of complicated Meckel’s diverticulum in adult patients to facilitate the preoperative diagnosis of this rare pathology in emergency settings. Methods A computer search of medical records over a 15 year period identified 23 adult patients who underwent surgery for acute abdomen generated by a complicated Meckel’s diverticulum. CT images available ...

The professional and organizational future of imaging

IntroductionThe field of biomedical imaging and particularly the specialty of radiology have expanded dramatically over the last decade. The current role of the radiologist is being challenged as use of images by clinicians is becoming increasingly important. Some of the main challenges radiology faces are due to the increasing workload and subsequent shortage of radiologists, the ...

The future role of radiology in healthcare

Rapidly evolving changes in the way that healthcare is administered, coupled with the amazing recent advances within imaging, has necessitated a review of the way in which radiology should be regarded. This review considers some aspects of these changes and offers some recommendations.

Multimodality imaging in Europe: a survey by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM)

Purpose Multimodality imaging represents an area of rapid growth with important professional implications for both radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians throughout Europe. As a preliminary step for future action aimed at improving the quality and accessibility of PET-SPECT/CT multimodality imaging practice in Europe, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European ...

ESR position paper on ultrasound

This paper re-emphasises the important role of diagnostic ultrasound. It underlines the importance of ultrasound as a non-invasive imaging procedure which does not use ionising radiation. The paper also illustrates how ultrasound is often the cornerstone of the work up of the patient and the need for radiology departments to be able to offer expert ultrasound on a 24/7 basis. Some ...

Clinical audit—ESR perspective

This paper provides a comprehensive outline of the audit process advocated for clinical radiologists and clinical radiology departments. The philosophy discussed is equally appropriate for interventional and diagnostic radiologists.