Traumatic injuries from downhill biking can be life-changing
April 18, 2023 -- Get to know the wide range of traumatic injuries related to the extreme sport of downhill biking that often require a multimodality imaging approach in the emergency setting. That's the advice of Italian researchers who've shared their clinical experiences of this area. Read More
CT body composition assessment assists in lung cancer prognosis
April 18, 2023 -- Assessing lung cancer sufferers' body composition with CT imaging can help clinicians determine whether patients have developed cancer-associated cachexia, and thus assess prognosis, according to a study published on 12 April in Nature Medicine. Read More
Should more be done to protect female staff from radiation?
April 13, 2023 -- Women working in healthcare who are regularly exposed to radiation from x-rays and other image-guided procedures need better protection to help minimize the risk of breast cancer, according to an editorial posted on 12 April in the BMJ. Read More
Subclinical atherosclerosis increases heart attack risk 8-fold
April 5, 2023 -- Coronary atherosclerosis -- detected on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) -- increases a person's risk of heart attack eight-fold, Danish authors have stated. The findings sound a warning to clinicians about monitoring patients with poor heart health, they believe. Read More
Who will become the new ESR president in 2025?
April 4, 2023 -- Two candidates have been nominated for the post of 2nd VP of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) -- Prof. Jacob Sosna from Jerusalem and Prof. Minerva Becker from Geneva. The winner will become ESR president in July 2025 and preside over ECR 2026. Read More
Italian team tests sciatica treatment in patients with disk herniation
April 3, 2023 -- CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency combined with steroid injection appears promising for relieving pain in patients with lumbar disk herniation, a group from Rome have reported. Read More
How will AI adoption change the future role of radiographers?
March 28, 2023 -- A substantial increase in the clinical implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) is having major impact on radiography practice, a new Swiss survey has shown. Educators must watch events closely to prepare students for the future, says radiographer Mélanie Champendal. Read More
PET/CT reveals how COVID-19 manifests in critically ill patients
March 21, 2023 -- A research group from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands has highlighted findings from whole-body F-18 FDG-PET/CT that show how COVID-19 manifests in critically ill patients. Read More
ECR 2023: The cycle of life -- imaging industry roundup
March 15, 2023 -- The emergence of Asian vendors and the absence of some established companies were evident at ECR 2023. Other important trends were sustainability, connected systems, and smarter workflows, writes industry analyst Bhvita Jani. Read More
Big crowds return to Vienna for first March ECR in 4 years
March 14, 2023 -- Official figures released by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) show that 17,262 participants from 122 countries attended ECR 2023. This represents a rise of 14% compared with last year, but it is still a much lower figure than was recorded in 2019. Read More