The impact of a healthcare system that seems to be failing
October 26, 2021 -- The everyday reality for patients and clinicians, especially within the U.K., is that procedures and examinations get postponed. What's the solution to these increasingly frequent system failures? Interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond investigates. Read More
Is gender a serious problem in interventional radiology?
October 12, 2021 -- Gender is not an obstacle to pursuing a career in interventional radiology (IR), but men and women perceive different hurdles to IR practice, according to a survey presented on 9 October at the French national congress, Journées Francophones de Radiologie. Read More
CT plays essential role in penetrating abdominopelvic trauma
October 8, 2021 -- CT can make a valuable contribution to the management of patients who experience penetrating abdominopelvic trauma, delegates learned on the opening day of the French national congress, Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR) 2021. Read More
Dutch group reveals progress on peripheral lung nodules
October 8, 2021 -- In a study of over 200 patients, investigators from Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands have reported that bronchoscopy guided by conebeam CT and "augmented" fluoroscopy can yield 90% accuracy in biopsying peripheral lung lesions. Read More
Novel x-ray method promises dramatic cut in radiation dose
September 23, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography with monochromatic x-rays provides a simpler and more effective imaging technique at substantially lower radiation dose, two global researchers wrote in the European Journal of Radiology on 18 September. Read More
Athlete narrowly avoids MRI accident at Tokyo Paralympics
September 20, 2021 -- A serious adverse event almost occurred in the MRI scanning suite during the recent Paralympic Games in Tokyo, chief radiologist Dr. Yukihisa Saida has revealed. The incident indicates the importance of finding out exactly what materials an artificial limb is made from. Read More
Report: Hospital managers knew of missed cancers from x-ray backlog
August 31, 2021 -- Up to 30 cancers may have knowingly gone undetected two years before an official probe into a backlog of thousands of x-rays at a U.K. National Health Service hospital group, according to a report posted by BBC News. Read More
German group underlines potential of novel chest imaging method
August 27, 2021 -- Investigators from the Technical University of Munich believe x-ray dark-field chest imaging may be the most significant advance in standard chest x-ray in 100 years. They've shown how it can help to diagnose lung disease. Read More
Belgian group unveils progress on radiation risk assessment
August 19, 2021 -- Researchers from University Hospitals Leuven have developed a metric that determines patient size directly from x-ray images and can enable automated patient-specific dosimetry. Read More
Dutch researchers issue novel analysis on best use of breast MRI
August 9, 2021 -- A new study from the Netherlands suggests that a combination of contrast-enhanced mammography with ultrasound performs as well as breast MRI for preoperative staging for breast cancer. The findings were posted on 2 August by the European Journal of Radiology. Read More