Radiologist-turned-politician sets out agenda for change
November 12, 2021 -- Dr. Paula Louise Piechotta, a radiologist from Leipzig in Germany, has been elected to the German Federal Parliament. In this interview, she speaks about her career, priorities, and philosophy. Read More
German team underlines diagnostic potential of dark-field x-ray
November 9, 2021 -- Investigators from the Technical University of Munich have presented further evidence that dark-field x-ray can be clinically effective in humans -- in this case, diagnosing emphysema in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Read More
IDoR celebrates achievements of interventional radiology
November 8, 2021 -- The global medical imaging community came together on 8 November to celebrate interventional radiology during the International Day of Radiology (IDoR). Participants shared their photos on social media. Read More
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