Timely reflections on radiology demand management
August 9, 2022 -- Managing the demand for medical imaging is a hot topic. When it’s cheaper and easier to get a scan than a senior and holistic medical opinion, the demand for imaging will only rise. How can we improve the situation? Dr. Chris Hammond investigates. Read More
NELSON lung screening protocol beats NLST for cancer detection
August 8, 2022 -- In a face-off between CT lung cancer screening trials, the protocol used to analyze lung nodules in the Dutch-Belgian Randomized Lung Cancer Screening (NELSON) trial proved more sensitive than that used in the U.S. National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). Read More
Analysis shows Europe-wide CT lung screening would save lives
August 7, 2022 -- Rolling out a population-based CT lung cancer screening program across Europe would prevent 18,000 premature lung cancer deaths at a cost of 937 million euros, according to a budget impact analysis presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 2022 World Conference on Lung Cancer on 7 August. Read More
Patient shielding comes under intense scrutiny across Europe
August 4, 2022 -- The consensus view is that radiation shielding is no longer needed for many imaging examinations, yet this notion is proving tough for some people to accept. In a video interview at ECR 2022, we discussed this topical issue with Jonathan McNulty, PhD, from Dublin. He also spoke about radiographers' participation at the Vienna congress. Read More
What's everyday life really like in medical schools in Ukraine?
August 1, 2022 -- Having to seek refuge from bomb attacks in the basement of the university happens two or three times a day while she is teaching anatomy to trainees, says Dr. Uliana Pidvalna, PhD, from Lviv. In a video interview at ECR 2022, she spoke about the challenges she faces in her daily life. Read More
French lung study underlines added value of dual-energy CT
July 27, 2022 -- Dual-energy CT lung perfusion scans can provide valuable complementary information to standard CT exams by depicting perfusion changes in systemic sclerosis patients with normal or minimally infiltrated lung parenchyma, researchers from Lille have reported. Read More
Prokop gives his thoughts on the next frontiers of CT technology
July 27, 2022 -- Over the past 30 years, CT technology has rapidly evolved, and it is now mature. So what are its next frontiers? Further automation and better interventional support, said the Dutch pioneer Prof. Dr. Mathias Prokop, PhD, in a presentation at ECR 2022 in Vienna. Read More
What's brewing at the ESR? Interview with Adrian Brady
July 26, 2022 -- Dr. Adrian Brady took over the presidency of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) when ECR 2022 drew to a close. On the final day of the congress, we quizzed him about his hopes and plans for ECR 2023 and the switch to a July date. Brady also spoke about the ESR's position on Ukraine and the notion that ECR is becoming too commercialized. Read More
GE unveils brand name for impending healthcare spinoff
July 22, 2022 -- If it ain't broke, don't fix it -- at least not much, according to GE Healthcare: The industry colossus has announced that its impending healthcare spinoff will continue to be called GE HealthCare, albeit with a slightly amended spelling. Read More
Ukrainian radiology staff killed and injured in missile attack
July 19, 2022 -- The owner of an imaging facility in Vinnytsia, 200 km southwest of Kyiv, has confirmed that a Russian cruise missile attack killed at least 24 civilians and wounded dozens more, including staff members. Read More