UKIO keeps the show on the road and goes virtual
June 5, 2020 -- Flexibility and adaptability are important virtues in a pandemic, and these attributes have enabled Dr. Nick Spencer and his team to get through a difficult period for the UK Imaging and Oncology (UKIO) congress, which began earlier this week.  Discuss
New advances in ovarian cancer detection offer hope
June 4, 2020 -- Important hurdles such as reproducibility and lack of automation must be overcome before radiomics is integrated as a clinical adjunct in ovarian cancer detection, but artificial intelligence shows considerable promise in this area, according to a leading European specialist in women's imaging.  Discuss
AI shows promise in 3D cardiac MRI evaluation
June 3, 2020 -- A European research team has trained and tested an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm using 3D whole-heart cardiac MRI examinations from over 400 randomly selected patients referred for general clinical cardiac MRI.  Discuss
What are the hot topics in abdominal imaging?
June 2, 2020 -- Abdominal sessions at ECR 2020 in July are set to feature many highlights, including new advances in pancreatic imaging, the use of imaging to predict therapeutic success, and how best to optimize and shorten imaging protocols, according to Prof. Dr. Thomas Lauenstein from Düsseldorf, Germany.  Discuss
MRI reveals brain changes in radiographer with COVID-19
June 1, 2020 -- MRI scans of a 25-year-old Italian radiographer who contracted COVID-19 and lost her sense of smell suggest the virus may invade the brain through the olfactory pathway and cause dysfunction of sensorineural origin. This finding was published online by JAMA Neurology on 29 May.  Discuss
MRI's growth contributes to rising gadolinium levels in rivers
May 29, 2020 -- Novel research from Japan has found that the growing demand for MRI scans and an aging population requiring more contrast-enhanced exams have caused worrying increases in the volume of gadolinium found in rivers over the last two decades.  Discuss
U.K. study gives new data on long-term risks of DCIS
May 28, 2020 -- Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) during screening are at higher risk of developing breast cancer and of death from breast cancer, according to research involving over 35,000 women published on 27 May by the BMJ. One expert has called the study "revolutionary."  Discuss
Europe achieves growing consensus on prostate MRI
May 27, 2020 -- A group of expert radiologists and urologists have released new recommendations on quality issues in prostate MRI, covering acquisition, reporting, training and education, and experience prerequisites. The consensus paper has the support of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology and European Association of Urology.  Discuss
Swiss use machine learning to predict coma outcome
May 27, 2020 -- Researchers have found that a machine-learning algorithm based on resting-state functional MRI data can help determine if a patient in a coma after cardiac arrest will regain consciousness. They published their findings on 21 May in the American Journal of Neuroradiology.  Discuss
Ultrasound features prominently in MSK talks at ECR 2020
May 26, 2020 -- MRI has been the main modality for musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging research in recent years, but the applications of ultrasound are covered in many of the abstracts for the ECR 2020 meeting in July. Artificial intelligence and 3D printing are also set to play a major future role in this field, noted MSK Section Chairperson Dr. Anagha Parkar.  Discuss