German team unveils findings on PCCT use in high-risk cardiac cases
June 26, 2023 -- Photon-counting CT (PCCT) effectively detects heart disease in high-risk patients, offering "significant benefit for people previously ineligible for noninvasive screening," researchers from the University of Freiburg have reported. Read More
Find your voice: Imaging advances in vocal cord paralysis
June 21, 2023 -- Almost half of patients with vocal cord paralysis are asymptomatic, and around a third of cases have an underlying malignancy, so it's vital for radiologists to be aware that the imaging findings often precede the clinical manifestations, award-winning Spanish researchers have reported. Read More
How common is brain hemorrhage in severe cases of COVID-19?
June 20, 2023 -- Brain hemorrhage in COVID-19 patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy occurs in around one in four cases, a large multicenter German study has found. The first 48 hours of ECMO therapy is a critical factor when it comes to intracranial hemorrhage, researchers noted. Read More
Rockall: Radiomics can transform endometrial cancer outcome
June 13, 2023 -- New radiological methods using other markers beyond the normal staging scan in endometrial cancer can help doctors stratify risk and manage patients better. That's the view of Prof. Andrea Rockall, clinical chair of radiology at Imperial College London. Read More
U.K. turns to outsourcing to cope with 'chronic' staff shortages
June 8, 2023 -- The annual workforce report released on 8 June by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has provided new evidence of the growing reliance of the U.K. on outsourcing as a way of coping with "chronic" staff shortages and the rising demand for imaging. Read More
Minerva Becker wins election vote for ESR presidency
June 6, 2023 -- Prof. Minerva Becker from Geneva, Switzerland, has won the keenly contested ballot to become president of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in 2025. Other election winners were Prof. Marie-Pierre Revel, Maija Radzina, M.D., Prof. Emanuele Neri, and Nuria Bargalló, M.D. Read More
Four strategies to help reduce reporting errors in radiology
June 6, 2023 -- What actions and measures can help to increase accuracy? European Society of Radiology President Prof. Adrian Brady describes a series of simple strategies and approaches designed to minimize reporting errors. Read More
Spotlight falls again on safety of CT contrast agents
June 1, 2023 -- The disturbing case of an 80-year-old woman who developed compartment syndrome of the hand following a CT scan has focused attention on the range of adverse events that can result from the use of contrast agents in clinical practice. Read More
Home reporting is no bed of roses or panacea for radiology
May 30, 2023 -- Home reporting can help to boost radiologists' productivity and avoid fatigue and burnout, but it requires careful planning, considerable thought, and rigorous attention to detail, according to a new 12-page free guide from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists. Read More
Parizel: We must learn lessons from the great contrast media shortage
May 29, 2023 -- A year on from the CT contrast media supply problems that caused severe disruption to medical imaging in many parts of the world, ESR Past President Prof. Paul Parizel, PhD, and his colleagues have presented the findings of their investigation into the crisis. Read More