Will more radiology training schemes lose accreditation?
August 11, 2021 -- The radiology training program at a major tertiary hospital in Sydney has lost its accreditation, according to a newspaper report posted on 11 August. The move raises fears that other programs might face a similar fate. Read More
Deep learning gives boost to hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis
August 11, 2021 -- Researchers have trained a deep-learning model to detect hepatocellular carcinoma on contrast-enhanced liver CT using over 7,500 patients. The algorithm -- called HCCNet -- yielded statistically comparable accuracy to three experienced radiologists. Read More
Spanish group seeks to optimize outcome in stroke cases
August 4, 2021 -- Researchers from Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona have found that patients with suspected large vessel occlusion stroke can have better long-term outcomes if they are transferred directly to the angiography suite for diagnosis upon admission. Read More
Italian team investigates long-term sequelae in COVID-19 patients
August 2, 2021 -- Over two-thirds of patients who contract COVID-19 show thickened lung tissue on chest CT exams performed six months later, according to scientists from the Sapienza University of Rome. Read More
Keeping aware of renal complications can help save lives
July 20, 2021 -- Prompt recognition of the complications from renal interventions is vital -- particularly given the potential threat to life -- and building up a greater understanding of early and delayed complications can allow radiologists to direct the management of patients, new research has found. Read More
European Diploma in Radiology adapts to life under COVID-19
July 20, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has represented a major challenge for organizers of training programs and board examinations, but everyone at the European Board of Radiology has worked tirelessly to identify solutions that minimize the impact on the European Diploma in Radiology, writes Prof. Dr. Laura Oleaga, PhD. Read More
McCoubrie elaborates on golden rules for radiology reports
July 15, 2021 -- Clarity of communication lies at the heart of radiology reporting, and it's important to bear in mind that a good test is ruined by a poor report. So says Dr. Paul McCoubrie, who has spoken about his approach in a new podcast. Read More
Is the rise of machines inevitable in interventional radiology?
July 13, 2021 -- Machines and devices have always been important to radiology, with industry and healthcare professionals collaborating on technological advances. Now another exciting evolution is set to push forward endovascular medicine, virtual attendees heard in a special session at the ECR 2021 Summer Edition on 1 July. Read More
Let it be: New reflections on the origins and early days of CT
July 9, 2021 -- CT was first used clinically in Wimbledon, England, in 1971 to identify a brain tumor in a 41-year-old woman. The scanner was made by EMI, a company better known for marketing the music of the Beatles. NEJM has published an essay to mark the modality's 50th anniversary. Read More
U.K. watchdog calls for urgent improvements in radiology services
July 8, 2021 -- A highly critical report released on 8 July by the U.K. Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has expressed deep concerns about the state of medical imaging services and called for prompt and concerted action by government and hospital groups. Read More