The rapidly developing field of interventional oncology is testimony to many new technological developments t in the fight against cancer. Multiple new, minimally invasive technologies have emerged over the last few years, offering patients new therapeutic options especially when conventional therapy fails or is deemed unsuitable. In addition, many new technologies have been developed for imaging cancer, especially functional imaging which offers patients the chance to verify early tumour response and early recurrence
by Prof. Dr Thomas J. Vogl and Dr Mark Tan
Emerging role of the radiologist
Radiologists are often thought to play a passive role when it comes to patient care. The radiologist evaluates the radiographic imaging or performs an interventional procedure in accordance with the clinician
Diagnostic imaging of the ear, nose and throat (ENT) area has traditionally been carried out with medical CT, MRI and standard radiography. Nowadays there is a transition towards using more cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) for certain diagnostic tasks in these areas. The successful introduction of a CBCT system for ENT applications, in addition to applications in the dental field where the method already plays a major role, is described here.
by Dr Jorma J