AI can enhance identification of kidney stones on CT scans
June 23, 2021 -- Investigators from the University of Turgut Ozal in Malatya, Turkey, have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to detect and localize kidney stones on noncontrast CT exams. The algorithm yielded 96.8% accuracy in testing and was deemed to be ready for clinical use. Read More
Chest CT can help identify incidental and suspicious breast lesions
June 21, 2021 -- Radiologists should keep in mind breast cancer when interpreting chest CT scans acquired in women for other indications, according to researchers from the University Hospital Regensburg in Germany. A thorough examination of the breast on routine chest CT exams is crucial, they say. Read More
What does it mean to be resilient?
June 17, 2021 -- Medicine is a roller coaster that never stops -- you just have to jump on and jump off, writes interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond. He reflects on his personal journey, the memorable patients, the intense and relentless ride, and the meaning of resilience. Read More
Has COVID-19 changed children's imaging forever?
June 14, 2021 -- Toys, distraction aids, and themed decorations in waiting areas are no longer used to calm anxious patients before a scan at Nottingham Children's Hospital, and personal protective equipment has resulted in far fewer smiles, according to a presentation at the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress. Read More
ESR conducts survey to help assess patient contact shielding
June 11, 2021 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is spearheading an effort to collect information from radiology departments across Europe in a survey on current practice in relation to patient contact shielding. Read More
How to find the winning formula in sports imaging
June 10, 2021 -- What personal qualities and skills does a sports radiologist need? On the eve of the Euros, a leading U.K. specialist gives a masterclass in sports radiology and outlines how best to diagnose injuries in elite athletes. Read More
Husband: I was a 'half-baked radiologist' working in the dark!
June 8, 2021 -- When Prof. Janet Husband was a trainee, radiology took place largely behind closed doors. Then a life-changing moment in 1972 made her realize CT's vast potential and she never looked back. To celebrate CT's 50 birthday, the grand dame of British radiology reflects on the modality's rich history and bright future. Read More
Top tips on how to recognize and report vertebral fractures
June 1, 2021 -- Vertebral fragility fractures (VFFs) are often present on imaging but are rarely reported, and this can have a major impact on patient morbidity and quality of life. The U.K. has issued new advice in this area that includes 12 main recommendations. Read More
The reality: Over half of strokes in children are diagnosed late
May 31, 2021 -- More than half of children affected by stroke receive a delayed diagnosis -- typically between 12 and 24 hours after it occurred -- and 10% of them get no diagnosis at all, according to a leading Spanish expert. Read More
Sometimes it's better for everyone if we just do nothing
May 27, 2021 -- Specialties like interventional radiology exist almost entirely in the context of doing procedures rather than managing patient pathways, but it may be in everybody's interests not to intervene at all. Occasionally inaction really is preferable, writes Dr. Chris Hammond. Read More