Hitachi approves plan to sell medical division to Fujifilm
December 19, 2019 -- The directors of Japanese firm Hitachi have supported the sale of its Hitachi Medical division to Fujifilm. The acquisition means two second-tier medical imaging vendors will join forces to create a global business that can compete with the largest multimodality companies. Read More
Survey identifies false sense of security over MRI safety
December 17, 2019 -- A false sense of security exists when it comes to MRI safety, and many staff members are unaware of reported incidents within their own department, a large Swedish survey has found. The results were posted online on 13 December by European Radiology. Read More
3D printing assists ultrasound-guided liver resection
December 13, 2019 -- The enhanced visualization of patient-specific liver anatomy provided by 3D-printed models based on CT scans led a team of surgeons and radiologists to alter their approach for around 25% of ultrasound-guided liver resections. European Radiology has posted their findings online. Read More
Sosna: Love your profession, be more visible in era of AI
December 11, 2019 -- Imaging specialists need to love their profession more and promote visibility and understanding of radiology's role so the importance of the discipline is appreciated fully by medical colleagues and patients in the era of artificial intelligence (AI). That's the view of Prof. Jacob Sosna, president of the Israel Radiological Association. Read More
AI assists detection of vertebral fractures on CT
December 6, 2019 -- Dutch artificial intelligence (AI) researchers have trained a 3D convolutional neural network to localize and grade vertebral fractures in a manner that's consistent with clinical practice. They presented their findings at the 2019 RSNA meeting in Chicago. Read More
Scanning the pharaohs: Ancient Egypt comes to Chicago
December 3, 2019 -- Ever wondered what it's like to work as a paleoradiologist? Hundreds of RSNA 2019 delegates found out on Tuesday, when a leading expert in imaging of ancient Egyptian mummies and other antiquities played a central role in a plenary session about the achievements of the country's radiologists. Read More
3D printing boosts treatment of urethral injuries
November 26, 2019 -- Patient-specific 3D-printed models based on pelvic CT scans improve clinicians' understanding of complex pelvic anatomy and their ability to plan surgical repair for urethral injuries more than conventional imaging, according to a study published online in the Turkish Journal of Urology. Read More
Look out for 'feather duvet lung,' Scottish team urges
November 22, 2019 -- Researchers have used CT to diagnose a case of "feather duvet lung," in which lung inflammation is caused by breathing in dust from the feathers in bedding. They've warned everybody to bear in mind the condition when patients present with unexplained breathlessness. Read More
CTPA effectively rules out PE in pregnant women
November 21, 2019 -- A 17-year Swiss study involving pregnant women with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) has shown that CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) rarely indicates the disease and more often detects alternative diagnoses. Also, the radiation dose exposure dropped by one-third during the study period. Read More
CT highlights risk of lung inflammation from vaping
November 11, 2019 -- Fresh evidence has emerged of the health dangers of vaping. In a case report published by Archives of Disease in Childhood on 11 November, U.K. authors warn that the fluid in electronic cigarettes may cause life-threatening lung inflammation in those who are susceptible, after treating a teenage boy with respiratory failure. Read More