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    22 April 2006

    Simpler CT reporting for clnical trials?

    "In the majority of patients with hepatic metastases of colorectal cancer, measuring the maximal diameter of the single largest lesion yielded the same treatment-response classification as measuring up to five target lesions. This result suggests that it may be possible to reduce the number of lesions measured in clinical trials."

    CT of Colon Cancer Metastases to the Liver Using Modified RECIST Criteria: Determining the Ideal Number of Target Lesions to Measure
    Zacharia, Saini, Halpern and Sumner. AJR April 2006; 186:1067-1070

    Now wouldn't that make life so much easier?

    19 April 2006

    Barium enemas on the cover of Radiology!

    Makes a change from virtual colonoscopy :-)

    Unlike other authors, this group found that in their series, technical errors were more common than perceptual errors, and the majority of missed polyps were in the proximal colon.

    Thompson, Foster, Paulson et al
    Causes of Errors in Polyp Detection at Air-Contrast Barium Enema Examination
    Radiology April 2006;239:139-148.