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How dangerous is CT?

These authors examine how often patients experience harmful effects from computed tomography by looking at variables in the electronic safety incident reporting system of their hospital from April 2006 to September 2012. Incident classifications were diagnostic test orders, safety/security/conduct, service coordination, surgery/procedure, medication/IV safety, amongst others.

Key Points:

  • Total safety incident report rate in CT is 0.22 %.
  • Adverse drug reaction is the most ...
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CT colonography for colonic diverticula

This article examined the occurrence of colonic diverticula according to age, gender, distribution, disease extension and symptoms with CT colonography (CTC). 1091 patients underwent CTC and the extent of colonic diverticula was assessed using a three-point quantitative scale.

Key Points:
  • Incidence of colonic diverticula appears to be greater than expected.
  • Right colon diverticula do not appear to be an uncommon finding.
  • SUDD does not seem to be related to diverticula distribution ...
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ESR Albert L. Baert Editorial Fellowship 2017: Application open!

The European Private Foundation announces the

ESR Albert L. Baert Editorial Fellowship 2017

This editorial fellowship programme aims to provide training in editorial skills, such as manuscript evaluation, manuscript editing, organisation of peer review, manuscript production and publishing, including electronic publication.

The selected fellow will spend 10 working days at the office of the editor-in-chief of European Radiology. The selected fellow will be awarded €4,500 to cover ...read more
European Radiology welcomes new Deputy Editor!

We are pleased to announce our new Deputy Editor, Jeff Geschwind, Professor of Radiology and Oncology at Yale University School of Medicine. Welcome to the team! read more