U.K. radiology only running at 60% capacity, says RCR
June 11, 2020 -- Radiology is still only running at about 60% of normal capacity in the U.K., and hospitals are struggling to cope with the pent-up demand for imaging, according to Dr. Caroline Rubin of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).  Discuss
Dutch use deep learning to improve cardiac CT workflow
June 10, 2020 -- Investigators from the Netherlands have reported that a deep-learning algorithm can lead to workflow gains by automatically eliminating cardiac CT exams negative for coronary artery calcium. They published their findings on 3 June in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
One-day training boosts readers' CTC performance
June 10, 2020 -- A one-day training program effectively improves the sensitivity of radiologists when reading CT colonography (CTC) exams, according to a study published on 9 June in Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Do we really stand on the shoulders of giants?
June 8, 2020 -- Those who come after the true pioneers are often the ones who are able to build on the solid foundations left behind, as the case of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen shows, writes history columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas.  Discuss
UKIO keeps the show on the road and goes virtual
June 5, 2020 -- Flexibility and adaptability are important virtues in a pandemic, and these attributes have enabled Dr. Nick Spencer and his team to get through a difficult period for the UK Imaging and Oncology (UKIO) congress, which began earlier this week.  Discuss
What are the hot topics in abdominal imaging?
June 2, 2020 -- Abdominal sessions at ECR 2020 in July are set to feature many highlights, including new advances in pancreatic imaging, the use of imaging to predict therapeutic success, and how best to optimize and shorten imaging protocols, according to Prof. Dr. Thomas Lauenstein from Düsseldorf, Germany.  Discuss
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