Van Gogh discovery focuses attention on radiography of art
August 18, 2022 -- X-ray has unearthed an unknown self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh. The painting was found on the back of an earlier work and was hidden by layers of glue and cardboard. History columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas tells the story and looks at the use of radiography in this area. Read More
Be your own boss: How to achieve success in private practice
August 10, 2022 -- Setting up your own radiology practice is a long and time-consuming process, but it brings rewards and control, says Prof. Dr. Nina Schwenzer. In this Q&A interview, Schwenzer and Dr. Ulrike Engelmayer from Bavaria, Germany, give tips on self-employment. Read More
Patient shielding comes under intense scrutiny across Europe
August 4, 2022 -- The consensus view is that radiation shielding is no longer needed for many imaging examinations, yet this notion is proving tough for some people to accept. In a video interview at ECR 2022, we discussed this topical issue with Jonathan McNulty, PhD, from Dublin. He also spoke about radiographers' participation at the Vienna congress. Read More
Ukrainian radiology staff killed and injured in missile attack
July 19, 2022 -- The owner of an imaging facility in Vinnytsia, 200 km southwest of Kyiv, has confirmed that a Russian cruise missile attack killed at least 24 civilians and wounded dozens more, including staff members. Read More
Is it a fracture caused by child abuse? Or is it rickets?
July 18, 2022 -- Some medicolegal experts claim certain fractures seen on x-rays in child abuse cases result from rickets and not traumatic injury. But this is a fringe belief, and a recent study has countered it by showing that radiologists can reliably differentiate between the two. Read More
ECR: What was COVID's impact on staff's stress levels?
July 17, 2022 -- VIENNA - The phenomenon of burnout among radiology staff isn't new, but the COVID-19 pandemic has added an extra dimension to it. That's the key finding of two presentations delivered on 15 July at ECR 2022. Read More
ECR: Should patient shielding stay or should it go?
July 16, 2022 -- European experts are gradually reaching a consensus that radiation shielding is no longer needed for some imaging exams, yet this notion is proving a hard pill to swallow at some hospitals. With that in mind, a panel discussion held on Friday at ECR 2022 addressed the pros and cons of the issue. Read More
ECR: AI can be a useful aid for bone age assessment
July 14, 2022 -- VIENNA - An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately assess bone age on hand x-rays, yielding interchangeable performance to that of experienced musculoskeletal radiologists in research presented on 14 July at ECR 2022. Read More
ECR: U.S. expert urges annual breast screening starting at 40
July 14, 2022 -- VIENNA - U.S. research shows that annual breast cancer screening starting at age 40 is the most effective way to reduce mortality from the disease, according to a presentation delivered on 13 July at ECR 2022. Read More
ECR: How has COVID affected cancer screening programs in Europe?
July 13, 2022 -- VIENNA - The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically affected how healthcare was delivered in Europe, and oncology screening programs were not immune from its impact, according to a panel of experts that convened on 13 July at ECR 2022. Read More