European Diploma in Radiology adapts to life under COVID-19
July 20, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has represented a major challenge for organizers of training programs and board examinations, but everyone at the European Board of Radiology has worked tirelessly to identify solutions that minimize the impact on the European Diploma in Radiology, writes Prof. Dr. Laura Oleaga, PhD. Read More
McCoubrie elaborates on golden rules for radiology reports
July 15, 2021 -- Clarity of communication lies at the heart of radiology reporting, and it's important to bear in mind that a good test is ruined by a poor report. So says Dr. Paul McCoubrie, who has spoken about his approach in a new podcast. Read More
Is the rise of machines inevitable in interventional radiology?
July 13, 2021 -- Machines and devices have always been important to radiology, with industry and healthcare professionals collaborating on technological advances. Now another exciting evolution is set to push forward endovascular medicine, virtual attendees heard in a special session at the ECR 2021 Summer Edition on 1 July. Read More
Let it be: New reflections on the origins and early days of CT
July 9, 2021 -- CT was first used clinically in Wimbledon, England, in 1971 to identify a brain tumor in a 41-year-old woman. The scanner was made by EMI, a company better known for marketing the music of the Beatles. NEJM has published an essay to mark the modality's 50th anniversary. Read More
U.K. watchdog calls for urgent improvements in radiology services
July 8, 2021 -- A highly critical report released on 8 July by the U.K. Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has expressed deep concerns about the state of medical imaging services and called for prompt and concerted action by government and hospital groups. Read More
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