Keep aware of head and neck injuries in winter sports
December 3, 2020 -- Radiologists need to know the essentials about head and neck, brain, and spinal injuries from skiing and snowboarding and about how CT and MRI can help in challenging cases, according to new research presented at the RSNA 2020 meeting by Swiss trauma experts.  Discuss
ECR 2021 may still take place onsite in Vienna
December 1, 2020 -- Don't give up on the idea of attending a "real" conference in the spring. That's the message of ESR President Prof. Dr. Michael Fuchsjäger, who remains optimistic about a face-to-face congress happening in Vienna between 3 and 7 March 2021. A mass COVID-19 testing program is underway in the Austrian capital, and the outcome of the testing and the availability of vaccines look set to influence the final decision.  Discuss
Involve medical students in reporting, Swiss team urges
December 1, 2020 -- Integrating medical students into the radiology reading room can have major long-term benefits, and the accuracy of medical students' reports is only slightly inferior to that of first-year residents, Swiss researchers have reported at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
What's the German experience of COVID-19 imaging?
November 30, 2020 -- Radiologists from Hamburg, Germany, have presented comprehensive new data at RSNA 2020 about the use of CT and radiography in COVID-19 cases during the first wave of the pandemic. Their analysis may have important implications for the creation of staffing models in all departments.  Discuss
Chest experts unveil COVID-19 findings at RSNA meeting
November 30, 2020 -- CT is showing value in assessing the prevalence and severity of COVID-19 and evaluating ongoing conditions, especially when combined with artificial intelligence, according to presentations delivered by three thoracic specialists on Sunday at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss
How much emphasis should we put on cost-effectiveness?
November 24, 2020 -- After a long discussion with his doctor, a patient with an abdominal aortic aneurysm selects a treatment option that is not cost-effective. Interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond reflects on the ethical and moral dilemmas posed by such a case and by the costly technological advances that doctors want to offer patients but may be unaffordable for society.  Discuss
Dutch finetune CT reporting system for COVID-19
November 20, 2020 -- A team from Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is reporting success with a COVID-19 CT reporting system called CO-RADS. It can help clinicians quickly diagnose the disease when patients present in the emergency department.  Discuss
Automated lung CT analysis predicts COVID-19 outcomes
November 19, 2020 -- Automated assessment of ground-glass opacities on lung CT exams in patients with suspected COVID-19 correlates well with clinical outcomes and shows potential as an objective biomarker for evaluating the severity of lung injury, according to research published online on 13 November in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine.  Discuss
Magic in our hands: 3D printing comes of age
November 19, 2020 -- 3D printing is set to play an increasingly important role in clinical practice due to the wide range of applications for surgical planning and therapy as well as education and training in different branches of medicine, researchers from Serbia have reported.  Discuss
How imaging can unmask true face of COVID-19
November 17, 2020 -- Radiologists must become COVID-19 symptom-aware and remain vigilant at all times, especially as the second wave takes root, leading thoracic radiologist Dr. Sam Hare said in a Royal College of Radiologists webinar on the evening of 12 November. He also described how imaging has taken center stage when it comes to COVID-19 diagnosis.  Discuss