Are orthopaedic surgeons reading radiology reports? A Trans ‐Tasman Survey
ConclusionsThis survey reveals that the majority of orthopaedic surgeons are not routinely reading radiology reports. This points towards a need for further interdisciplinary collaboration. To our knowledge, this is the first survey directly assessing attitudes of orthopaedic surgeons towards radiology reports. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - March 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Paul Kruger, Samuel Lynskey, Alasdair Sutherland Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Safety of CT ‐guided cervical nerve root corticosteroid injections
ConclusionThe overall recorded rate of minor complications with CT ‐guided nerve root injection was 4.0% with no major neurovascular complications, suggesting that CT‐guided transforaminal cervical corticosteroid injection is a safe procedure. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - March 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Matthew W Lukies, Wesley WH Teoh, Warren Clements Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Unexpected significant findings non ‐related to prostate cancer identified using combined prostate‐specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography/CT and diagnostic CT scan in primary staging for prostate cancer
ConclusionDiagnostic quality IV ‐contrasted CT combined with68Ga ‐PSMA PET/CT for staging of prostate cancer identified significant other non‐prostate cancer findings, including renal, lung, gastrointestinal and haematological malignancies. Many of these conditions impact on patient management and required further investigation or treatment prior to managemen t of the prostate cancer. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - March 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Louise McEwan, Rhiannon McBean, John Yaxley, David Wong Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Visceral adipose ratio as a novel predictor for acute bowel toxicity in patients receiving pelvic radiation: Preliminary dosimetric analysis and clinical validation
AbstractIntroductionDuring radiation treatment planning, the small bowel (SB) is often contoured as a ‘bowel bag’ encompassing the entire peritoneal space that may be occupied by SB. This method incorporates large volumes of visceral adipose, potentially resulting in misleading estimates of radiation dose to the SB. We evaluated the relative volume of adipose within the peritoneal space and appl ied this as a correction factor to standard bowel bag dosimetric measures, hypothesizing that corrected SB measures would better correlate with acute toxicity.MethodsEighteen consecutive patients receiving pelvic radiat...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - March 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Andrew Hoover, Rohit Gunan Ganju, Mindi TenNapel, Allen Chen Tags: Radiation Oncology —Original Article Source Type: research

Evaluating diffusion ‐weighted magnetic resonance imaging for target volume delineation in head and neck radiotherapy
This study aims to determine whether DWI improves target volume delineation and I OV.MethodsFour radiation oncologists delineated the gross tumour volume (GTV) for ten head and neck cancer patients. Delineation was performed on CT alone as well as fused image sets which incorporated fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) ‐positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the form of CT/PET, CT/PET/T2W and CT/PET/T2W/DWI image sets. Analysis of the variability of contour volumes was completed by comparison to the simultaneous truth and performance level estimation (STAPLE) volumes. The DICE Similarity Coefficie...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - February 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Michael Cardoso, Myo Min, Michael Jameson, Simon Tang, Christopher Rumley, Allan Fowler, Vanessa Estall, Elise Pogson, Lois Holloway, Dion Forstner Tags: Radiation Oncology —Original Article Source Type: research

Dynamic assessment of sternoclavicular joint instability using four ‐dimensional computed tomography
SummaryChronic post ‐traumatic sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) instability can be debilitating and result in restriction of normal daily activities. The diagnosis can be difficult to make clinically or with the use of static imaging modalities. Wide‐volume dynamic four‐dimensional computed tomography (4D CT) can con fidently diagnose chronic post‐traumatic SCJ instability. This can aid surgeons in pre‐operative planning and help to triage patients into surgical or non‐surgical candidates. We propose that 4D CT to be a routine pre‐operative imaging in patients with chronic post‐traumatic SCJ instabilit y. (Sour...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - February 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Yin Peng Goh, Ash Kamali Moaveni, Gregory Hoy, Julie Tate, Andrew Rotstein Tags: Medical Imaging —Technical Article Source Type: research

Computed tomography colonography: Retrospective comparison of laxative plus barium tagging versus iodinated contrast only for bowel preparation and faecal tagging
ConclusionsThis study has demonstrated better faecal cleansing and faecal tagging in the GG group. Higher fluid residue in the GG group was offset by better fluid tagging. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - February 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Elisa Perry, Helen Moore, Jane Reeve Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Diagnostic reference levels for 18F ‐FDG whole body PET/CT procedures: Results from a survey of 12 centres in Australia and New Zealand
ConclusionsThe current DRLs were proposed for AU QLD/WA and NZ for18F ‐FDG whole‐body PET/CT examinations. Variations existed in the current practice of AU QLD/WA and NZ PET/CT examinations. There is a need to optimize the radiation doses delivered from PET/CT examinations. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - February 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Essam M Alkhybari, Mark F McEntee, Patrick C Brennan, Kathy P Willowson, Peter L Kench Tags: Medical Imaging —Radiation Oncology—Original Article Source Type: research

Issue Information
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Volume 63, Issue 1, Page i-ii, 1 ‐6, February 2019. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - February 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Continuing Professional Development
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Volume 63, Issue 1, Page 154-155, February 2019. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - February 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Continuing Professional Development Source Type: research

Natural language processing to identify ureteric stones in radiology reports
ConclusionsOur NLP tool demonstrated high specificity but low sensitivity at identifying CT KUB reports that are positive for ureteric stones. This was attributable to the lack of feature extraction tools tailored for analysing radiology text, incompleteness of the medical lexicon database and heterogeneity of unstructured reports. Improvements in these areas will help improve data extraction accuracy. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - February 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Andrew Yu Li, Nikki Elliot Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Contouring experiences amongst Australian, New Zealand and Singaporean radiation oncology trainees. Is it enough? What next?
ConclusionsThis initial detailed survey of ANZ and Singaporean trainees on contouring and planning indicates that dedicated protected time without interruption is required for this integral activity with current hours spent on this activity inadequate. Optimisation and improvement in a number of areas is required. Feedback from this study should be adopted by sites and networks. Feedback could also be considered as the Faculty of Radiation Oncology transitions into programmatic assessment. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - February 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: John Leung, Margot Lehman Tags: Radiation Oncology —Original Article Source Type: research

Career caseload predicts interobserver agreement on the final classification of a mammogram
AbstractIntroductionDifferences in radiologists ’ experience can potentially introduce interobserver variability in reading mammograms. This work investigated the effect of radiologists’ experience on agreement on mammographic final classification.MethodsThis was a cross ‐sectional study. Seventeen radiologists were asked to provide their final impression on 60 mammogram cases. Experience parameters included breast subspecialty, years reading mammograms, cases read per year and career caseload. Career caseload was calculated by multiplying years reading mammograms by the average number of cases read per year....
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - February 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Mostafa A Abdelrahman, Mohammad A Rawashdeh, Mark McEntee, Laila Abu Tahoun, Patrick Brennan Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Machine learning in radiology
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - January 30, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Peter Brotchie Tags: Medical Imaging —Editorial Source Type: research

Review and audit of the post ‐surgical MRI breast: Pictorial essay
SummaryAudit of contrast ‐enhanced breast MRI performed over a 3‐year period in a single institution to describe and summarise the changes seen after surgery and radiation therapy for primary breast cancer, breast augmentation and oncoplastic surgery. Seventy women were identified and reviewed (100 breast MRIs in total) . The most common change seen was haemosiderin deposition. The early changes of skin thickening, oedema, seroma and background parenchymal enhancement decreased with time leaving residual breast shrinkage, haemosiderin/calcification and architectural distortion due to fibrosis and scarring. (Source: Jou...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - January 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Tracey Muir, Lamya Ebrahim, Elizabeth Wylie, Donna Taylor Tags: Medical Imaging —Review Article Source Type: research

New wireless cardiac resynchronisation therapy device
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - January 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Daniel Koh, Theodore Lau, Evonne Teoh, Kenneth Lau Tags: Medical Imaging —Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Influence of molecular classification in anaplastic glioma for determining outcome and future approach to management
AbstractIntroductionAssess survival of patients with anaplastic glioma (AG) and the relationship to molecular subtype.MethodsPatients with AG managed with IMRT between 2008 and 2014 were entered into a prospective database assessing relapse ‐free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS). Isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutations were assessed prospectively from 2011, and subsequent testing of historical patients allowing categorisation under WHO 2016 classification as anaplastic astrocytoma IDH wild type (AAwt), anaplastic astrocytoma IDH mutated (AAmut), anaplastic oligodendroglioma (AOD) or other glial tumour (OTH). Kap...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - January 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Michael Back, Dasantha T Jayamanne, David Brazier, Alison Newey, Dale Bailey, Geoffrey P Schembri, Edward Hsiao, Mustafa Khasraw, Matthew Wong, Marina Kastelan, Linxin Guo, Stephen Clarke, Helen Wheeler Tags: Radiation Oncology —Original Article Source Type: research

Outcome and safety of targeted liver biopsies for indeterminate lesions in patients with chronic liver disease: A single centre experience
ConclusionsUltrasound ‐guided liver biopsies of indeterminate lesions in patients at high risk of HCC yield important histopathological findings, important for management options including the provision of curative treatments and assisting future novel therapies such as immunotherapy and targeted therapies. The low com plication rates confirm its safety and the procedure should not be avoided for fear of complications. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - January 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Xiao Chen, Numan Kutaiba, Brian Ngo, Mark Goodwin Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Pictorial review of Morel ‐Lavallée lesions
We present this pictorial review to highlight the imaging characteristics of Morel‐Lavallée lesions across imaging modalities to improve recognition, early diagnosis and management. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - January 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Karim Hussein, Benjamin White, Matthew Sampson, Sunil Gupta Tags: Medical Imaging —Pictorial Essay Source Type: research

Omega sign: Radiological appearance of sigmoid volvulus
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - January 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Kamal Kant Sahu, Akil Adrian Sherif, Cesar Aguilar Lopez Tags: Medical Imaging —Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Appropriateness of adult plain abdominal radiograph requesting in a regional Emergency Department
ConclusionIn our regional hospital ED, over one third of AXRs requested for adult patients were inappropriate according to clinical guidelines. AXRs have a low diagnostic yield and frequently do not reduce the need for further imaging. The use of a clinical practice guideline and education of junior medical staff may increase the appropriate use of plain AXRs in the regional ED setting. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - January 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Michelle Fernandez, Simon Craig Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Referral rates to multidisciplinary team meetings: Is there disparity between tumour streams?
ConclusionThis audit demonstrates variable utilisation of MDTMs between tumour streams. Our study shows a high and increasing referral rate to all tumour stream MDTMs except for genitourinary. This suggests a possible underutilisation of genitourinary MDTMs to discuss treatment options for patients with genitourinary cancer. Collaborative research is warranted to further investigate whether this is a local or widespread issue. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - January 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Daisy Atwell, Dinesh D Vignarajah, Bryan A Chan, Nicole Buddle, Peter M Manders, Katrina West, Marcel Knesl, Jeremy Long, Myo Min Tags: Radiation Oncology —Original Article Source Type: research

Using an automated measure of breast density to explore the association between ethnicity and mammographic density in Australian women
AbstractIntroductionThe aim of this study was to investigate mammographic density in a sample of Victorian women and explore a possible association between mammographic density and ethnicity.MethodsCategories of mammographic density, using Volpara Density Grade, were reported using two editions of Volpara automated software in a data set of women attending two Victorian sites for mammographic screening. The variables available for analysis were age, self ‐reported exposure to menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) and ethnicity based on country of birth.ResultsData from 16,943 women were available for analysis. Using the VDG 4...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - January 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Robin J Bell, Jill Evans, Jane Fox, Vicki Pridmore Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Multi ‐observer contouring of male pelvic anatomy: Highly variable agreement across conventional and emerging structures of interest
ConclusionsInter ‐observer contouring variation was significant for multiple pelvic structures contoured on MR. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - January 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Dale Roach, Lois C Holloway, Michael G Jameson, Jason A Dowling, Angel Kennedy, Peter B Greer, Michele Krawiec, Robba Rai, Jim Denham, Jeremiah De Leon, Karen Lim, Megan E Berry, Rohen T White, Sean A Bydder, Hendrick T Tan, Jeremy D Croker Tags: Radiation Oncology —Original Article Source Type: research

Ovarian metastases from ileal neuroendocrine tumour: Multimodality imaging
We present a rare case of large bilateral ovarian tumours, secondarily revealing an ileal neuroendocrine tumour in a 71 ‐year‐old woman. Magnetic resonance examination showed bilateral ovarian, entirely solid lesions with a fibrous content and marked enhancement. Computed tomography was able to show a mesenteric retractile mass and a satellite suspicious ileal wall thickening. Gallium‐68 DOTATOC confirmed the s uspicion of digestive neuroendocrine tumour metastatic to the ovaries and the final diagnosis was made following radical surgery. To the best of our knowledge, the mainly fibrous aspect at imaging, resembling ...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - December 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Pierre ‐François Montoriol, Claire Boudinaud Tags: Medical Imaging —Case of the Month Source Type: research

Does dual ‐energy computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) have improved image quality over routine single‐energy CTPA?
ConclusionsRadiologists are trained to look at routine MDCTs with high specificity and sensitivity. DECTs do not appear to offer trained radiologists improved detection of clinically relevant pulmonary emboli. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - December 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Tony Chen, Hao Xiao Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Isolated atrophy and fatty infiltration of supraspinatus: A rare finding
We report the case of a 53  year old male with isolated atrophy and complete fatty replacement of supraspinatus and discuss potential aetiologies. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - December 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Peter Hughes, Rhian Miranda, Lucinda Boyer Tags: Medical Imaging —Case of the Month Source Type: research

Impact of radiotherapy on cardiovascular health of women with breast cancer
ConclusionsRadiotherapy appears less likely to be offered to patients at higher risk of cardiovascular disease. No evidence of increased risk of a cardiovascular event was found in the group of women with breast cancer treated with radiotherapy and current regimens appear safe. Traditional cardiovascular risk factors remain the main culprits in this setting. Clinicians should work with patients in managing these risk factors for optimal results. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - December 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Ross Lawrenson, Chunhuan Lao, Ahmed Ali, Ian Campbell Tags: Radiation Oncology —Original Article Source Type: research

Cetuximab ‐radiotherapy combination in the management of locally advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
ConclusionsCetux ‐RT was well tolerated and provided durable disease control within this patient sample. Our data support the use of the Cetux‐RT regimen for selected patients with inoperable LA‐cSCC and adequate performance status. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - December 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Kurian Joseph, Khalifa Alkaabi, Heather Warkentin, Sunita Ghosh, Naresh Jha, Michael Smylie, John Walker Tags: Radiation Oncology —Original Article Source Type: research

99mTc ‐Ceftizoxime: Synthesis, characterization and its use in diagnosis of diabetic foot osteomyelitis
ConclusionThis study showed that99mTc ‐CFT labelled complex could be used for detection of diabetic foot osteomyelitis; however, further confirmation of results with a larger patient population would be optimal. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - December 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Naseer Ahmed, Shazia Fatima, Muhammad Adnan Saeed, Muhammad Zia, Javaid Irfan Ullah Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Issue Information
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Volume 62, Issue 6, Page i-ii, 741 ‐746, December 2018. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - December 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

2018 Reviewer List
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Volume 62, Issue 6, Page 871-873, December 2018. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - December 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: 2018 Reviewer List Source Type: research

Continuing Professional Development
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Volume 62, Issue 6, Page 869-870, December 2018. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - December 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Continuing Professional Development Source Type: research

Magnetic resonance imaging for common peroneal nerve injury in trauma patients: Are routine knee sequences adequate for prediction of outcome?
ConclusionsMagnetic resonance imaging using a routine knee protocol is not adequate for the assessment of CPN injury in many subjects. More specific MRI neural sequences with complete CPN coverage may be worth trialing. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - December 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Thi My Anh Tran, Beng Ghee Lim, Rohan Sheehy, Patricia L Robertson Tags: Medical Imaging —Case of the Month Source Type: research

Dedicated MRI simulation for cervical cancer radiation treatment planning: Assessing the impact on clinical target  volume delineation
AbstractIntroductionMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides excellent soft tissue definition of pelvic tumours and organs. The aim of this study was to quantify differences in delineated clinical target volumes (CTVs) between computed tomography (CT) and MRI.MethodsTwenty patients with locally advanced gynaecological malignancies were recruited. Patients underwent dedicated MRI simulation following CT simulation. Four clinicians independently contoured each CT and MRI. CTV structures were contoured using the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) guidelines and lymph node CTV (LN ‐CTV) according to published guideline...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - December 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Jacqueline Veera, Karen Lim, Jason A Dowling, Chelsie O'Connor, Lois C Holloway, Shalini K Vinod Tags: Radiation Oncology —Original Article Source Type: research

Imaging in pancreas transplantation complications: Temporal classification
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - May 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Paula Gallego Ferrero , Juan Crespo Del Pozo Source Type: research

Pathologic study of tumour extension for clinically localized unilateral nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Should the contralateral side be included in the clinical target volume?
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - May 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: An ‐chuan Li , Ying‐ying Zhang , Chi Zhang , De‐sheng Wang , Ben‐hua Xu Source Type: research

Continuing Professional Development
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Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - April 7, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Continuing Professional Development Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - April 7, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

CT brain perfusion: A static phantom study of contrast ‐to‐noise ratio and radiation dose
ConclusionLower beam energies achieved the same CNR with less dose, or improved CNR at the same dose. A reduction from 80 kVp to 70 kVp may be clinically useful to optimise CTP acquisitions. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - October 1, 2016 Category: Radiology Authors: Stewart M Midgley, Damien L Stella, Bruce CV Campbell, Francesca Langenberg, Paul F Einsiedel Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

Quality indicators for prostate radiotherapy: Are patients disadvantaged by receiving treatment in a ‘generalist’ centre?
ConclusionThe vast majority of patients were treated concordant with evidence‐based guidelines suggesting that, within the limits of the selected criteria, prostate cancer patients are unlikely to be disadvantaged by receiving radiotherapy in this ‘generalist’ centre. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - October 27, 2014 Category: Radiology Authors: Amanda R Freeman, Daniel E Roos, Laurence Kim Tags: Radiation Oncology—Original Article Source Type: research

Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group: Development of the Assessment of New Radiation Oncology Technology and Treatments (ANROTAT) Framework
ConclusionsDevelopment of a generic research framework to predict early and long‐term clinical outcomes, combined with health‐economic data, produced a generally applicable method for the rapid evaluation of new techniques and technologies in radiation oncology. Its application to further health technology assessments in the radiation oncology sector will allow further refinement and support its generalisability. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - October 27, 2014 Category: Radiology Authors: Gillian M Duchesne, Mel Grand, Tomas Kron, Annette Haworth, June Corry, Michael Jackson, Michael Ng, Deidre Besuijen, Hannah E Carter, Andrew Martin, Deborah Schofield, Val Gebski, Joan Torony, Olga Kovacev, Rowena Amin, Bryan Burmeister Tags: Radiation Oncology—Original Article Source Type: research

Performance of two neutral oral contrast agents in CT enterography
This study compares the performance of two neutral oral contrast agents in CT enterography (CTE). Mannitol 2.5%, an oral osmotic agent, is compared with psyllium fibre (Metamucil). Both these agents are commonly used, but to our knowledge, they have not been compared in CTE. MethodsCTE data were collected from 25 consecutive studies for both mannitol and psyllium fibre between 2011 and 2013. All images were reviewed by two radiologists and one registrar blinded to the oral contrast used. Each quadrant was assessed for maximum distension, proportion of bowel loops distended, presence of inhomogeneous content and bowel wall ...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - October 1, 2014 Category: Radiology Authors: Jessica Wong, Mark Roger, Helen Moore Tags: Radiology—Original Article Source Type: research