X-ray reveals secrets of Haitian voodoo dolls
February 4, 2016 -- X-ray can help unpack the secrets of the Haitian practice of voodoo, according to a pictorial review published in the Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging.
Revealed: Why the duchess was so ugly
February 3, 2016 -- Radiologists from Malta have shed new light on "The Ugly Duchess," a famous early 16th century painting by the Flemish artist Quinten Massys. The unfortunate woman suffered from a rare form of Paget's disease, or osteitis deformans.
U.K. litigation figures come under close scrutiny
January 20, 2016 -- A total of 791 litigation claims involving radiology in the U.K. National Health Service and covering a 20-year period have come under the microscope. Chest x-rays, CT, and mammography accounted for two-thirds of these claims.
Fish bones stuck in throat pose huge challenge
January 18, 2016 -- The ingestion of fish bones and other foreign bodies and their impaction in the upper aerodigestive tract is a common emergency, and radiologists must keep aware of the range of pitfalls in interpretation that can affect patient management, according to prize-winning research from Spain.
Radiology prepares for leading role at Arab Health 2016
December 21, 2015 -- As medical imaging continues to thrive throughout large parts of the Middle East, the radiological community is gearing up for Arab Health 2016, at which intervention, radiation protection, and pediatrics look set to dominate the agenda. European speakers also will play a critical part.
Italian study shows need for urgent action on dose
December 15, 2015 -- New research from Italy -- thought to be the first of its kind -- has identified an alarming lack of awareness of radiation protection among radiographers, as well as providing a checklist of practical steps to improve dose awareness.
Meet a retired radiologist who reads up to 30K scans a year
December 8, 2015 -- Flexible home reporting by experienced professionals can help ease the backlog of scans. U.K. radiologist Dr. Richard Harries retired five years ago, but still keeps extremely busy and manages a heavy workload. How does he do it?
Tomosynthesis boosts accuracy in cancer cases
December 7, 2015 -- Digital tomosynthesis can improve the diagnostic accuracy and confidence of chest radiography in oncologic patients with suspected pulmonary lesions, and it allows CT to be skipped in about 50% of cases, Italian researchers found in a study published online on 1 December by European Radiology.
Are patients ready to communicate with radiologists?
December 7, 2015 -- A new survey from Belgium has revealed patients continue to be confused about the role and scope of the radiologist. Almost 50% of surveyed patients did not even realize radiologists were doctors, according to the article published online on 29 November by Acta Radiologica.
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.