Postmortem imaging can shine light on suspicious deaths
November 23, 2022 -- How do radiologists perform and report postmortem CT? What problems do they face when scanning a deceased person? What is the psychological toll of postmortem reporting? Forensic experts Dr. Peter Kralt and Dr. Lenetta Boyce provide some answers. Read More
On the front line: Radiologists confront new challenges in Ukraine
November 22, 2022 -- Radiologist Dr. Andrii Makarenkov receives up to 10 frontline casualties every day. We interviewed him and other Ukrainians about the type of injuries they encounter and how their working lives have changed since the Russian invasion. Read More
Can a more rigorous approach to justification reduce patient deaths?
November 22, 2022 -- Important questions remain unanswered after the death of a 43-year-old Australian woman who underwent a wellness scan: Should she have had the CT exam? Should the anaphylactic reaction have been better managed? What does the case tell us about the justification issue? Read More
Not all suspected cases of acute aortic syndrome get vital CT exams
November 21, 2022 -- Do all patients with suspected acute aortic syndrome receive CT aortography for diagnosis of the condition? Perhaps not, according to a team of New Zealand investigators. Read More
Novel study investigates impact of marijuana on lungs
November 18, 2022 -- Airway inflammation and emphysema are more common in marijuana smokers than in non-smokers and tobacco-only smokers, a study of CT scans conducted over 15 years has found. The results were published on 15 November in Radiology. Read More
Maskell: Demand management for radiology isn't our problem
November 15, 2022 -- Coping with the increasing demand for imaging is very much our problem, but limiting this demand is largely down to the actions of others elsewhere in the healthcare system, writes Dr. Giles Maskell. Read More
Inquest focuses on radiologist who missed subdural hematoma
November 14, 2022 -- A U.K. coroner's investigation into the case of a man who died nine days after a fall has heard that the teleradiologist failed to identify a subdural hematoma, according to a media report from the inquest held on 11 November. Read More
Parachutes, belief, and intellectual curiosity
November 8, 2022 -- More resources need to be invested into rigorous and independent research to generate the evidence to support what we do in radiology, writes Dr. Chris Hammond in a new column. Read More
Investigation reveals how stressed radiologist missed cancer
November 7, 2022 -- Full details have emerged in a report issued on 7 November about how an overworked radiologist missed a cancerous lesion and how the healthcare provider in New Zealand failed to respond adequately to concerns about workload pressures. Read More
Team Edinburgh unveils novel cardiac CT findings
November 3, 2022 -- Scottish cardiothoracic imaging researchers have reported that quantifying a person's heart plaque using CT coronary angiography may help to determine the type of heart attack the patient is experiencing. Read More