Ultralow-dose CT proves viable for 3D printing
January 6, 2021 -- New research suggests that CT images acquired at ultralow radiation doses can be used to produce high-quality 3D-printed models of wrist fractures. The study findings were published online on 23 December in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Tribunal gives reprieve to radiologist after drinking session
January 4, 2021 -- Dr. Mathias Gruber, the German-trained radiologist who was dismissed after drinking the night before he reported for a shift at a U.K. hospital, will remain on the medical register following a five-day investigation, according to a report posted on 28 December by the Peterborough Telegraph newspaper.  Discuss
Coping with COVID-19: Moral values must play central role
December 22, 2020 -- To find answers on how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we may be looking in the wrong place. As much as epidemiological science, moral values underpin the huge changes in society imposed by governments worldwide. We must examine our moral values more closely, writes interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond.  Discuss
Frankfurt team optimizes chest CT of COVID-19 cases
December 22, 2020 -- Researchers from Frankfurt in Germany have used minimum intensity projection reconstructions to improve the accuracy of chest CT exams when it comes to identifying ground-glass opacity in patients with suspected COVID-19 disease. They published their findings on 14 December in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
New data reveal true scale of missed scans and backlog
December 21, 2020 -- At least 4.4 million fewer diagnostic examination scans were performed in England between April and September 2020 compared with the same period in 2019, BBC News reported on 17 December. One in seven patients is now waiting more than three months for a scan.  Discuss
Top 10 AuntMinnieEurope stories for 2020
December 21, 2020 -- It's official: The role of medical imaging in the COVID-19 pandemic dominated the radiology news agenda in 2020, accounting for half of our list of top 10 articles. The use of ultrasound and CT in COVID-19 cases was a central theme, along with infection control and radiographers. Another major issue was the police report into the serious MRI accident in Swedish Lapland.  Discuss
PET/CT can boost outcome in hyperparathyroidism cases
December 15, 2020 -- Using a combination of several modalities, including PET/CT, to achieve an accurate diagnosis is vital to reduce the likelihood of surgical failure and the risk of complications in cases of persistent or recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism, researchers from a leading London facility have reported.  Discuss
Norwegians spell out how to reassure chest-pain patients
December 14, 2020 -- Personalizing patient information and delivering it as a coherent package can bring results in cases of chest pain following a normal CT of the coronary arteries, researchers from Bergen, Norway, reported on 12 December at the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging congress.  Discuss
Machine learning helps identify cystic renal lesions
December 7, 2020 -- A machine-learning model based on CT radiomics analysis has achieved excellent diagnostic performance in distinguishing benign from malignant complex cystic renal lesions, outperforming the current Bosniak classification system, Canadian and French investigators reported at the RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
How can deep learning improve chest CT workflow?
December 7, 2020 -- Global teleradiology specialists have outlined how they created a deep-learning model that can be used to prioritize -- at a high level of specificity -- injured patients with free-air findings on abdomen or chest CT examinations. They presented their results at the RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss