Paris attacks: Radiology on the front line
November 25, 2015 -- After the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November, ambulance and hospital workers became front-line personnel fighting to save lives, and the city's imaging departments were closely involved. Three senior radiologists, two of whom are former ECR presidents, talk about their experiences.
Second-opinion gynecologic MRIs may prevent surgery
November 24, 2015 -- Expert second-opinion review of gynecologic oncologic MR images is important as it can affect treatment. Approximately 20% of MRIs had discrepancies between initial and second-opinion interpretations in a new study, which would have affected management, including preventing surgery.
MRI technique comes under scrutiny in wrist
November 23, 2015 -- At 3-tesla, delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage and T2 mapping are feasible in the wrist, despite the thin cartilage, musculoskeletal experts from the University of Heidelberg in Germany have found.
ESR unveils plan for new hybrid imaging society
November 23, 2015 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is set to welcome the European Society for Hybrid Medical Imaging under its umbrella, in line with efforts to increase training in nuclear medicine. Dr. Katrine Riklund will preside over the new society, and the official launch will take place at ECR 2016.
ESSR: Keep in mind metal around the shoulder
November 19, 2015 -- Developing a greater appreciation of the many complications that can occur after shoulder surgery improves interactions between radiologists and orthopedic specialists, according to award-winning work presented at the 2015 congress of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR).
fMRI may explain why some comatose patients reawaken
November 12, 2015 -- By using functional MRI (fMRI) to view regions of the brain that play a role in regulating consciousness, French researchers may have discovered a way to predict which patients could emerge from a coma.
New breast MRI scoring system rivals BI-RADS
November 11, 2015 -- A new, simple scoring system for breast MRI not only compensates for reader experience, it also gives BI-RADS a run for its money, researchers from Austria found. Known as Tree, the scoring system shows high diagnostic accuracy in mass and nonmass lesions and also improves diagnostic accuracy in nonexpert readers.
Lego MRI: Reducing kids' anxiety, brick by brick
November 11, 2015 -- A creative group of U.S. and Dutch radiologists is using Lego models to put children at ease in the MRI suite, and the idea is catching on fast. The goal is for patients to complete the study without the need for sedation.
Sink or swim? U.K. radiology struggles to stay afloat
November 4, 2015 -- The development of an enterprise-wide imaging strategy is now a major priority in the U.K. As the battle to reduce diagnostic waiting times and accelerate patient access to treatment intensifies, radiology finds itself burdened with escalating pressures, writes industry expert Warren Edwards.
Lung MRI rivals CT in complex pneumonia
November 3, 2015 -- MRI is accurate for detecting problems in children with lower airway tract infection and can pinpoint the dynamics of morphologic changes during treatment, and soon it may replace CT in cases of complicated pneumonia, according to award-winning German research.