Dear Editor, We thank Dr. Uno for his interesting comment on our work. We also hypothesized that a longer examination time may yield very interesting results, as he correctly pointed out. However, there is the issue of keeping a patient stuck in a MR system for five...read more
Dear Editor, Study of Savarino et al prospectively evaluated orocaecal transit time (OCTT) by magnetic resonance imaging for 28 healthy volunteers . In this study, image and lactulose hydrogen breath test (LHBT) was performed concurrently every 15 min up to 180...read more
Reply to: Free DICOM de-identification tools in clinical research: functioning and safety of patient privacy
Dear Editor, First of all, we would like to thank Dr. Clunie - being a well-known expert in the area of DICOM - for his critical appraisal of our paper. We fully agree that the de-identification of certain information in the DICOM header depends on the requirements as...read more
Dear Editor, I read with interest the excellent article by Aryanto et al.  about the requirements for, and efficacy of, various DICOM de-identification tools. As the editor of DICOM Supplement 142 [2a], now DICOM PS3.15 Annex E [2b], I would like to draw attention...read more
Reply to: Prospective trial comparing full-field digital mammography (FFDM) versus combined FFDM and tomosynthesis in a population-based screening programme using independent double reading with arbitration
Dear Editor, We thank Ana Rosengurtt for having read our article  “with great interest”, and the Editor of European Radiology for giving us the opportunity to respond to this letter. This letter raises some questions of interest to the breast imaging community...read more
Prospective trial comparing full-field digital mammography (FFDM) versus combined FFDM and tomosynthesis in a population-based screening programme using independent double reading with arbitration
Dear Editor, Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to comment a report on such a prestigious journal. With great interest I have read the article by Skaane et al. published in European Radiology in 2013, titled "Prospective trial comparing full-field...read more
Reply to: Ultrasound Elastography for Differentiating Benign from Malignant Thickened Greater Omentum: Reality or artifact?
Dear Editor, We thank the authors for their interest in our study. Please see our answers below: Firstly, as outlined in the discussion section of the paper, we chose abdominal wall as a reference in elastography of the greater omentum for the following reasons: since...read more
Ultrasound Elastography for Differentiating Benign from Malignant Thickened Greater Omentum: Reality or artifact?
Dear Editor, With great interest we read the article by Zhang et al.  about the use of strain elastography (SE) to differentiate between benign and malignant causes for thickening of the greater omentum. Aside from a curious way to calculate strain ratios in a...read more