Dutch team shines light on cost-effectiveness of lung screening
January 11, 2022 -- A new Dutch-led study has shown that combined low-dose CT screening for lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cardiovascular disease can be cost-effective -- and it is likely to be more cost-effective than screening for lung cancer only. Read More
CT illuminates ancient Egyptian mummy of Amenhotep I
January 5, 2022 -- Imaging has revealed detailed information about Amenhotep I, a 3,500-year-old wrapped mummy. The Egyptian study involved a noninvasive virtual "unwrapping" of the mummy layer by layer, and has provided new data about the pharaoh's appearance and age at time of death. Read More
Errors: Why radiology can often seem a very risky business
December 21, 2021 -- When did you last make a mistake at work? Have you missed a cancer on a chest radiograph, caused bleeding with a biopsy needle, or forgotten to add an alert to a time-sensitive finding? In his latest column, Dr. Chris Hammond focuses on errors. Read More
U.K. releases practical new guidance on spleen imaging
December 21, 2021 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has issued guidelines on incidental radiation of the spleen. The 10-page document is free to download from the RCR website. Read More
Impressions and take-home messages from RSNA 2021
December 20, 2021 -- What did market analysts make of RSNA 2021? Regular columnist Steve Holloway and fellow industry experts share their main reflections and observations from the recent megashow in Chicago, where artificial intelligence (AI) was a dominant theme. Read More
Meet the EuroMinnies 2022 semifinal candidates
December 16, 2021 -- The list of candidates for the fourth edition of the EuroMinnies awards scheme is now available, following the nominations made by the members of AuntMinnieEurope.com. A new category for radiographers has been introduced this year. Read More
Dual-energy CT proves value in predicting osteoporosis risk
December 15, 2021 -- German researchers have reported at RSNA 2021 that volumetric assessment of bone mineral density on dual-energy CT exams can yield accurate predictions for future risk of osteoporosis-associated fractures. Read More
CT scans of Tyrannosaurus rex unlock fossil's hidden secrets
December 10, 2021 -- A German team has used dual-energy CT (DECT) to identify bone disease in the fossilized jaw of a Tyrannosaurus rex named Tristan Otto. The work, presented at RSNA 2021, underlines the value of DECT as a noninvasive tool for paleontologists to investigate fossils. Read More
French seek alternative to CTPA for pulmonary embolism diagnosis
December 8, 2021 -- Researchers from Paris have found that diagnosing pulmonary embolism in the emergency room using D-dimer information shows promise as an alternative to using CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA). They published their results on 7 December in JAMA. Read More
Why do Spaniards live so long? Imaging of longevity
December 1, 2021 -- Life expectancy in Spain is nearly 86 years -- the highest in Europe and the fourth-highest worldwide -- RSNA 2021 delegates learned on Monday. This has major implications for radiology. Read More