Italy gears up for spread of coronavirus
February 26, 2020 -- Radiologists in the north of Italy are bracing themselves for a period of disruption, as the lockdown designed to contain transmission of the novel coronavirus begins to take effect in parts of the country. We asked four senior Italian radiologists to share their views and experiences.  Discuss
To shield or not to shield? That's the question
February 25, 2020 -- Debate is intensifying across Europe over the contentious issue of whether lead shielding for patients offers any major radiation protection benefits. As the medical imaging community awaits new guidance and consensus, we asked radiographers to elaborate on the key points and current best practice.  Discuss
Study: Skip prehydration before contrast CT of kidneys
February 25, 2020 -- Withholding short sodium bicarbonate prehydration before a contrast-enhanced CT scan does not compromise renal safety in patients with stage III chronic kidney disease, a team from Leiden in the Netherlands has found.  Discuss
Is it good practice to give patients a business card?
February 20, 2020 -- The simple act of radiologists giving patients their business card goes a long way toward helping patients remember the radiologist's name after an examination and enhancing the patient-doctor relationship, according to Swiss-Austrian research.  Discuss
ESR, ERS issue statement on CT lung cancer screening
February 12, 2020 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) released an 18-page joint statement on 12 February that spells out a concerted plan of action to promote CT lung cancer screening across the continent.  Discuss
CT 'paramount' for early diagnosis of novel coronavirus
February 11, 2020 -- Chest CT examinations can play a critical role in the initial diagnosis and timely treatment of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), according to an editorial published online on 6 February in European Radiology.  Discuss
NELSON results give boost to lung cancer screening
January 30, 2020 -- The Dutch-Belgian Randomized Lung Cancer Screening (NELSON) trial has found volume CT lung cancer screening resulted in much lower mortality than no screening among high-risk persons. The findings were published online on 29 January in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Chinese report presents fresh data on coronavirus
January 30, 2020 -- Worldwide concern over the coronavirus outbreak continues to rise sharply. Chinese researchers have described the characteristics of the virus and the clinical outcomes of the first set of infected individuals in two studies that were published on 24 January in Lancet.  Discuss
Meet the finalists for EuroMinnies 2020
January 29, 2020 -- The race is hotting up for the EuroMinnies, AuntMinnieEurope.com's annual awards scheme. Dozens of nominations were received, and our expert panelists have now cast their votes and agreed on 16 finalists in eight categories. Find out who made the final cut.
Egyptian mummy speaks thanks to 3D printing
January 29, 2020 -- Investigators from the U.K. and Germany have used CT to measure the dimensions of the vocal tract of the mummified body of an Ancient Egyptian priest. They used the data to generate a 3D-printed model that allowed them to replicate the priest's voice.  Discuss