Advanced CT can help assess outcome in abdominal surgery
July 8, 2021 -- A novel Dutch study involving 369 patients with ventral hernias who underwent abdominal wall reconstruction has shown that preoperative CT helps predict the complexity and outcomes of abdominal surgery more accurately than surgeons' judgment. Read More
Deep learning can help identify carotid calcium on CT scans
July 5, 2021 -- A research team from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has found that a deep-learning algorithm performs comparably to human readers when it comes to identifying intracranial carotid artery calcification on noncontrast CT scans. Read More
Radiology pays tribute to cancer imaging expert Daniel Vanel
June 30, 2021 -- Tributes are flowing in for the renowned musculoskeletal radiologist Prof. Daniel Vanel, who died on 17 June after a long battle against cancer. Outside of radiology, he was widely admired as a talented magician and golfer and a specialist in Italian Renaissance art. Read More
Maskell: Imaging data's a mess and services need an overhaul
June 24, 2021 -- Imaging services in England need an urgent overhaul, including the patient experience, data harmonization, and the development of portals for timely data tracking, Dr. Giles Maskell told attendees at the virtual UK Imaging & Oncology Congress session on service optimization. Read More
AI can enhance identification of kidney stones on CT scans
June 23, 2021 -- Investigators from the University of Turgut Ozal in Malatya, Turkey, have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to detect and localize kidney stones on noncontrast CT exams. The algorithm yielded 96.8% accuracy in testing and was deemed to be ready for clinical use. Read More
Chest CT can help identify incidental and suspicious breast lesions
June 21, 2021 -- Radiologists should keep in mind breast cancer when interpreting chest CT scans acquired in women for other indications, according to researchers from the University Hospital Regensburg in Germany. A thorough examination of the breast on routine chest CT exams is crucial, they say. Read More
What does it mean to be resilient?
June 17, 2021 -- Medicine is a roller coaster that never stops -- you just have to jump on and jump off, writes interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond. He reflects on his personal journey, the memorable patients, the intense and relentless ride, and the meaning of resilience. Read More
Has COVID-19 changed children's imaging forever?
June 14, 2021 -- Toys, distraction aids, and themed decorations in waiting areas are no longer used to calm anxious patients before a scan at Nottingham Children's Hospital, and personal protective equipment has resulted in far fewer smiles, according to a presentation at the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress. Read More
ESR conducts survey to help assess patient contact shielding
June 11, 2021 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is spearheading an effort to collect information from radiology departments across Europe in a survey on current practice in relation to patient contact shielding. Read More
How to find the winning formula in sports imaging
June 10, 2021 -- What personal qualities and skills does a sports radiologist need? On the eve of the Euros, a leading U.K. specialist gives a masterclass in sports radiology and outlines how best to diagnose injuries in elite athletes. Read More