Look out for 'feather duvet lung,' Scottish team urges
November 22, 2019 -- Researchers have used CT to diagnose a case of "feather duvet lung," in which lung inflammation is caused by breathing in dust from the feathers in bedding. They've warned everybody to bear in mind the condition when patients present with unexplained breathlessness.
CTPA effectively rules out PE in pregnant women
November 21, 2019 -- A 17-year Swiss study involving pregnant women with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) has shown that CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) rarely indicates the disease and more often detects alternative diagnoses. Also, the radiation dose exposure dropped by one-third during the study period.  Discuss
CT highlights risk of lung inflammation from vaping
November 11, 2019 -- Fresh evidence has emerged of the health dangers of vaping. In a case report published by Archives of Disease in Childhood on 11 November, U.K. authors warn that the fluid in electronic cigarettes may cause life-threatening lung inflammation in those who are susceptible, after treating a teenage boy with respiratory failure.  Discuss
Deep learning advances in 3D quantification of body composition
November 11, 2019 -- Accurate fully automatic segmentation of subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, and psoas muscle from abdominal CT is feasible without human input. That's the main finding of new artificial intelligence research conducted at the Utrecht University Medical Center in the Netherlands.  Discuss
Global celebrations mark International Day of Radiology
November 8, 2019 -- The International Day of Radiology was celebrated around the world on 8 November as radiology professionals observed the anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen's discovery of x-rays on this date in 1895.  Discuss
Study casts light on coronary artery, aortic valve calcification
November 5, 2019 -- New research shows coronary artery calcification (CAC) is a frequent incidental finding in middle-aged adults undergoing chest CT, with more than 25% of CAC patients having moderate to severe disease, according to a presentation at the recent European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology annual congress in Antwerp, Belgium.  Discuss
Interventional radiology: How many to make a team?
November 4, 2019 -- How many qualified interventional radiologists does a hospital really need on its payroll to deliver a comprehensive service for patients? In a new 22-page document, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has provided some much-needed answers.  Discuss
IMV: Global radiologists stay positive despite challenges
November 4, 2019 -- Radiologists in global markets are optimistic about future growth prospects for medical imaging procedures, but their priorities for imaging equipment are being dictated by local conditions. That's according to a new market research report by IMV Medical Information Division.  Discuss
6 tips on how to excel at MDT meetings
October 30, 2019 -- There's a relentless increase in time taken up with multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings, but what can you do to get your voice heard, collaborate more effectively, and ensure a positive outcome? Dr. Giles Maskell, a former president of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists, shares his experiences.  Discuss
Dose management culture boosts clinical excellence
October 22, 2019 -- Collecting the data from dose tracking software can help optimize and further reduce dose, but resources and a European effort must help raise awareness, a leading medical physicist said at the recent European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics meeting in Valencia, Spain.  Discuss