How to do it: Dual-energy CT for pulmonary embolism
January 14, 2020 -- In the right hands, dual-energy CT for acute pulmonary embolism can help boost sensitivity and detection, especially for endoluminal clots in small segmental or subsegmental lung vessels. That's the view of German researchers, who've given a master class on the topic.  Discuss
The radiologist and the curse of the mummy
January 6, 2020 -- An exhibition of Tutankhamun's treasures is currently touring the world, but since the tomb was disturbed in the 1920s, an alleged curse has struck many times and might have led to the death of a radiologist. History expert Dr. Adrian Thomas tells the story.  Discuss
CT shines new light on Greenland's mummies
January 3, 2020 -- A multidisciplinary research team has used CT to boost understanding of the early history behind atherosclerosis. They have examined the mummified remains of five Greenlandic Inuit people discovered by Martin Luther in 1929.  Discuss
Hitachi approves plan to sell medical division to Fujifilm
December 19, 2019 -- The directors of Japanese firm Hitachi have supported the sale of its Hitachi Medical division to Fujifilm. The acquisition means two second-tier medical imaging vendors will join forces to create a global business that can compete with the largest multimodality companies.  Discuss
Survey identifies false sense of security over MRI safety
December 17, 2019 -- A false sense of security exists when it comes to MRI safety, and many staff members are unaware of reported incidents within their own department, a large Swedish survey has found. The results were posted online on 13 December by European Radiology.  Discuss
3D printing assists ultrasound-guided liver resection
December 13, 2019 -- The enhanced visualization of patient-specific liver anatomy provided by 3D-printed models based on CT scans led a team of surgeons and radiologists to alter their approach for around 25% of ultrasound-guided liver resections. European Radiology has posted their findings online.  Discuss
Sosna: Love your profession, be more visible in era of AI
December 11, 2019 -- Imaging specialists need to love their profession more and promote visibility and understanding of radiology's role so the importance of the discipline is appreciated fully by medical colleagues and patients in the era of artificial intelligence (AI). That's the view of Prof. Jacob Sosna, president of the Israel Radiological Association.  Discuss
AI assists detection of vertebral fractures on CT
December 6, 2019 -- Dutch artificial intelligence (AI) researchers have trained a 3D convolutional neural network to localize and grade vertebral fractures in a manner that's consistent with clinical practice. They presented their findings at the 2019 RSNA meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Scanning the pharaohs: Ancient Egypt comes to Chicago
December 3, 2019 -- Ever wondered what it's like to work as a paleoradiologist? Hundreds of RSNA 2019 delegates found out on Tuesday, when a leading expert in imaging of ancient Egyptian mummies and other antiquities played a central role in a plenary session about the achievements of the country's radiologists.  Discuss
3D printing boosts treatment of urethral injuries
November 26, 2019 -- Patient-specific 3D-printed models based on pelvic CT scans improve clinicians' understanding of complex pelvic anatomy and their ability to plan surgical repair for urethral injuries more than conventional imaging, according to a study published online in the Turkish Journal of Urology.  Discuss