Is teleradiology's growth sustainable beyond 2020?
March 3, 2020 -- Teleradiology services are thriving across the globe, but particularly in the U.K. and Ireland. Market analyst Arun Gill looks at the forces driving this expansion and assesses the key players and the opportunity offered to vendors by artificial intelligence. Read More
Chest CT beats DNA tests for early coronavirus diagnosis
February 28, 2020 -- Researchers from China and the Netherlands have found that chest CT proved to be superior to the standard method of DNA testing for early diagnosis of the novel coronavirus disease in high-risk individuals. They published their results online on 26 February in Radiology. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More