Life in the time of COVID-19
May 26, 2020 -- For imaging, the crisis is only just beginning, as we try to restore services and attempt to get back to some form of normality, writes Dr. Giles Maskell. The challenge is to hold on to the best of what has been introduced in haste and not simply to drift back to yesterday.  Discuss
Ultrasound features prominently in MSK talks at ECR 2020
May 26, 2020 -- MRI has been the main modality for musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging research in recent years, but the applications of ultrasound are covered in many of the abstracts for the ECR 2020 meeting in July. Artificial intelligence and 3D printing are also set to play a major future role in this field, noted MSK Section Chairperson Dr. Anagha Parkar.  Discuss
AI gives boost to brain injury assessments
May 21, 2020 -- Researchers from two top U.K. facilities have used an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to help accurately detect traumatic brain injury on head CT scans and evaluate the type of injury, quantify lesion burden, and measure lesion progression. They published their findings on 14 May in Lancet Digital Health.  Discuss
Dutch radiologist talks about surviving COVID-19
May 19, 2020 -- Dr. Jan Willem Kuiper, a radiologist at the Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has spoken about his experiences as a patient with COVID-19 and how the devastating illness has changed him. Also, a new U.K. study has found most COVID-19 patients should recover without having mental health problems.  Discuss
Heidelberg team adds support to clinical use of spectral CT
May 12, 2020 -- Reduced-dose dual-layer spectral CT is feasible in routine practice, despite the required higher tube potential, researchers from Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, have found in a study published online on 11 May by European Radiology.  Discuss
3D printing, VR facilitate pediatric lung operation
May 6, 2020 -- The combination of 3D printing and virtual reality (VR) technology can enable anesthesiologists to produce a personalized and more appropriate airway plan for lung operations on pediatric patients, researchers stated in a new case report published in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology.  Discuss
Novel CT method aids pulmonary nodule detection
May 6, 2020 -- Increasing the matrix size for high-resolution chest CT can boost image quality for evaluating pulmonary nodules without leading to a substantial rise in the number of images to interpret, according to a study published on 29 April in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Prokop: Radiographers work in pairs for COVID-19 scans
May 5, 2020 -- CT radiographers work in pairs for COVID-19 scans performed at the world-famous Radboud University Medical Center, said Dr. Mathias Prokop, PhD. He spoke about his department's approach and the plan to set up a Dutch database of cases.  Discuss
Dutch simplify reporting of COVID-19 pulmonary involvement
April 30, 2020 -- Dutch investigators have unveiled a novel set of reporting procedures to assess pulmonary involvement on chest CT scans in suspected cases of COVID-19. They reported their findings on 27 April in Radiology.  Discuss
Radiographers speak on PPE and COVID-19 infection control
April 28, 2020 -- What personal protective equipment (PPE) do radiographers use for COVID-19 scans? How do they disinfect the CT machine between patients? Which guidelines do they follow? Five experienced European radiographers speak about their work and how they minimize transmission of the virus.  Discuss