Dutch finetune CT reporting system for COVID-19
November 20, 2020 -- A team from Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is reporting success with a COVID-19 CT reporting system called CO-RADS. It can help clinicians quickly diagnose the disease when patients present in the emergency department.  Discuss
Automated lung CT analysis predicts COVID-19 outcomes
November 19, 2020 -- Automated assessment of ground-glass opacities on lung CT exams in patients with suspected COVID-19 correlates well with clinical outcomes and shows potential as an objective biomarker for evaluating the severity of lung injury, according to research published online on 13 November in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine.  Discuss
Magic in our hands: 3D printing comes of age
November 19, 2020 -- 3D printing is set to play an increasingly important role in clinical practice due to the wide range of applications for surgical planning and therapy as well as education and training in different branches of medicine, researchers from Serbia have reported.  Discuss
How imaging can unmask true face of COVID-19
November 17, 2020 -- Radiologists must become COVID-19 symptom-aware and remain vigilant at all times, especially as the second wave takes root, leading thoracic radiologist Dr. Sam Hare said in a Royal College of Radiologists webinar on the evening of 12 November. He also described how imaging has taken center stage when it comes to COVID-19 diagnosis.  Discuss
New analysis underlines value of lung cancer screening
November 16, 2020 -- In a study of eight randomized controlled trials involving over 90,000 people, CT lung cancer screening produced a relative risk reduction of 0.81 for death from lung cancer and an absolute risk reduction of 0.4%. Screening did not reduce all-cause mortality, however.  Discuss
Achenbach speaks on future of congresses and CT
November 11, 2020 -- Next August's annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is to be held virtually, not face-to-face in London, ESC President Prof. Dr. Stephan Achenbach has confirmed. In an exclusive interview, he reveals why the ESC made this decision so early and shares his views on CT's role in COVID-19 cases, collaboration with radiology, and the work of his research team.  Discuss
Radiology takes stock of its role in combatting COVID-19
November 10, 2020 -- Sunday's International Day of Radiology paid tribute to the radiologists, radiographers, and support staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic. Imaging teams came together to raise awareness and celebrate the vital role of radiology, as well as to reflect on how the profession has changed this year. Our roundup includes the photographic highlights.  Discuss
Is it time to come out from behind the monitor?
November 9, 2020 -- Radiologists need to get more involved and be active in health policy so the profession can be seen, known, and valued, Dr. Lars Benjamin Fritz believes. In an interview, he explains the rationale behind the German Röntgen Society's new working group.  Discuss
Cancer delays: Counting COVID-19's hidden costs
November 9, 2020 -- A patient whose cancer treatment is delayed by even one month can face a mortality risk of up to 13% higher, a Canadian and U.K. study has found. The investigation, published online by the BMJ, was triggered by concerns about delays to cancer diagnosis and therapy during the pandemic.  Discuss
RIS firms must give more support to radiology, urges RCR
November 5, 2020 -- Tech companies -- particularly radiology information system (RIS) providers -- must improve data presentation for radiologists so they can put their case better to management about the significant workforce shortages facing the specialty, according to a new report from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).  Discuss