EJR: More experience doesn't always mean less dose
August 10, 2017 -- Radiology experience is not always an indication of how much radiation dose patients receive, according to a recent study in the European Journal of Radiology (EJR). For fluoroscopic-guided hip injections, Canadians found trainees tend not to expose patients to increased radiation as compared with their experienced colleagues.  Discuss
When radiologists can be useful ...
August 7, 2017 -- A little boy has a persistent cough, and the chest specialist suspects lung cancer. Then a retired radiologist intervenes and helps resolve the potential crisis. The Maverinck tells this simple tale.  Discuss
How to optimize dose in hybrid operating rooms
August 2, 2017 -- A clinical team from Liverpool, U.K., has revealed a 14-point strategy for improving radiation dose awareness and protection in a hybrid operating room. The checklist could serve as a useful guide for hospitals across Europe and beyond performing image-guided minimally invasive procedures.  Discuss
8 ways to boost accuracy in lateral chest x-rays
July 13, 2017 -- A clear understanding of normal thoracic anatomy and appearances on a lateral chest radiograph, along with a systematic approach for reviewing cases, can increase confidence with interpretation, according to U.K. researchers who have developed an eight-point plan to help the process.  Discuss
Harry Potter's not the only injured quidditch player
June 21, 2017 -- Injuries from the Harry Potter-inspired sport of quidditch are far from make-believe, researchers from Oxford, U.K., have found. Fractures are surprisingly common, and players should consider wearing protective helmets and gloves, they recommended at last week's U.K. Radiological Congress.  Discuss
RoeKo: Phase-contrast imaging looks set for clinical use
May 29, 2017 -- After years in development, phase-contrast imaging is ready for clinical use, and one of its first functions could be to view the lungs of patients with a variety of pulmonary diseases, according to an expert from the German Radiology Congress (Deutscher Röntgenkongress, RöKo 2017).  Discuss
Ditch x-ray to diagnose COPD, study finds
May 26, 2017 -- In the quest to diagnose mild-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), radiologists often use chest radiographs, but Dutch researchers of a new study advise that they shouldn't do so because it results in substantial overdiagnosis.  Discuss
Study: Reject pelvic x-rays if axial rotation exceeds 10°
May 5, 2017 -- Researchers from Lebanon have found they can estimate the pelvic axial rotation of children and adults during x-ray acquisition, and any x-rays in which the axial rotation exceeds 10° should be discarded.  Discuss
Radiology mourns Dr. Helen Carty, 1944-2017
April 28, 2017 -- Tributes are being paid to Dr. Helen Carty, the leading pediatric radiologist from Liverpool, U.K., who died peacefully at home on 23 April at the age of 72. She was a world expert in imaging of child abuse, the president of ECR 2004, and a gold medalist at ECR 2009.  Discuss
Radiology in Peru: From infectious diseases to mummies
April 21, 2017 -- Imaging of tuberculosis and ancient mummies are two key areas of expertise among Peruvian radiologists, a special focus session revealed at ECR 2017. In a question-and-answer interview, Dr. Jorge Luis Guerrero Gil from Lima, Peru, outlines the main issues facing radiologists in his country.  Discuss