U.K. issues new advice on 24-hour interventional care
February 1, 2017 -- Every acute hospital has a duty to ensure it has formal arrangements to secure the provision of elective and emergency interventional radiology services, but this is not happening at present and patients are being put at risk, according to new U.K. guidelines.  Discuss
Germans cast doubt on value of TB screening of refugees
January 23, 2017 -- A new study from Germany involving more than 17,000 refugees has shown mass tuberculosis (TB) screening by chest x-ray is inefficient due to the high number required to detect active pulmonary TB. In a migrant population in which TB prevalence is low, a more targeted approach to screening may be useful.  Discuss
Radiology & back pain: What's the connection?
December 29, 2016 -- When it comes to back pain, which patients definitely need diagnostic imaging? Dr. Rainer Braunschweig, director of the Diagnostic and Intraoperative Imaging Clinic in Halle, Germany, provides some answers.  Discuss
Irish get rave reviews for plain-film checklist
December 21, 2016 -- To help everybody who finds plain-film reporting challenging, award-winning Irish researchers have crafted a two-page checklist that can be used and referred to during the reporting process. The team won a certificate of merit at RSNA 2016 for its efforts.  Discuss
Open SESAME: Jordan's bold experiment puts science first
December 16, 2016 -- The international research facility Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) underlines the rapid pace of scientific advancement in the region, but a lack of funds may prevent the project from reaching full capacity.  Discuss
Phase-contrast imaging can cut mammogram dose
December 12, 2016 -- Optimized x-ray phase-contrast imaging could deliver comparable image quality to mammography, but at a much lower dose, a European research project has found. The technique was demonstrated using a synchrotron source, but is compatible with lab-based, polychromatic x-ray sources.  Discuss
Dance movie helps raise radiology's profile on social media
December 9, 2016 -- Originally shown as part of World Radiography Day and International Day of Radiology on 8 November, an innovative dance movie called "Unknown Quantity" has thrown radiology into sharper focus as it seeks to explore the dynamic among patients, medics, and machines.  Discuss
Report: Radiologist shortage grows in Europe
November 15, 2016 -- Further evidence has emerged of the increasing skills shortage across Europe. The population pyramid of radiologists in France could be seen as a ticking time bomb, while growth rates of CT and MRI in Sweden have continuously exceeded growth rates of practicing radiologists.  Discuss
Augmented reality C-arm remakes lower-limb surgery
November 8, 2016 -- Aligning the lower limbs for orthopedic surgery is a tough job now made easier with the use of an augmented realty C-Arm technique, said researchers from Munich, Germany, in the November edition of International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.  Discuss
Ultrasound in the bush: From Paris to Madagascar
October 26, 2016 -- At the end of her radiology training, Dr. Anne Fustier dreamt of free time, travel, and adventure. She spent nine months in Madagascar and now is convinced that travel broadens the mind and ultrasound has major benefits in humanitarian medical practice.  Discuss