Lessons from COVID-19 front line: what can we learn?
October 20, 2020 -- Gaining a more complete knowledge of COVID-19 and the value of imaging in these cases -- along with the need to reorganize services, protect staff, and cope with the impact on non-COVID-19 pathologies -- are among the main lessons radiology must learn during the pandemic, according to a senior French radiologist.  Discuss
How can you meet the challenge posed by skier's thumb?
October 15, 2020 -- Skier's thumb represents between 5% and 10% of all skiing injuries, but skiing only accounts for around 3% of acute ulnar collateral ligament injuries. It can pose a serious diagnostic challenge, but one that can be overcome if six top tips are kept in mind, according to a leading musculoskeletal imaging expert.  Discuss
Scottish team strives to speed up prostate MRI reporting
October 12, 2020 -- Radiologists in Scotland have adopted a rigorous approach to quality management to improve the scheduling and reporting of prebiopsy prostate MRI exams. They narrowly failed to meet their 2019 target of reporting 90% of all requested exams within 28 days, but feel they're heading the right way.  Discuss
Is England poised to set up community diagnostic hubs?
October 7, 2020 -- England could see the creation of "one stop shop" diagnostic centers on the high street and in retail parks, plus a doubling of CT capacity in the next five years, if a high-level, comprehensive plan proposed to the National Health Service comes to fruition.  Discuss
Beirut: Radiology stands on the edge of the abyss
October 5, 2020 -- A special focus on Beirut was a highlight on the opening day of the Journées Francophones de Radiologie. The economic crash, COVID-19 pandemic, and August's huge port explosion have led to a mass exodus of radiologists and caused a crisis in the city's healthcare system. But some help is arriving, according to Dr. Tarek Smayra.  Discuss
COVID-19 papers: Publish fast, even if it's trash
September 29, 2020 -- In the mad rush of the COVID-19 rat race to become the first to publish "important" scientific or research results, even respected peer-reviewed journals have accepted articles without a proper review, the Maverinck writes in a new column. Pointless papers have become a serious problem, he says.  Discuss
MRI flags asymptomatic brain metastasis in breast cancer
September 21, 2020 -- A new German study looking at breast cancer brain metastasis detection by MRI has revealed that patients survive longer and may undergo less aggressive treatment if metastases are discovered before the onset of symptoms. The findings are to be presented at the virtual European Breast Cancer Conference on 2-3 October.  Discuss
Synthetic lesions boost AI stroke detection results
September 17, 2020 -- After training on a dataset that included tens of thousands of synthetic images, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm produced over 90% sensitivity for detecting clinical stroke lesions on MRI, Swiss researchers reported in a study published online on 16 September in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
Controversy ignites over report of unchecked scan results
September 15, 2020 -- A media article published on 12 September has opened up a lively discussion about how and why thousands of test results were allegedly never followed up at a hospital in Australia last year. It is claimed this omission led to the death of a baby girl, missed broken bones, and the prescription of wrong medication.  Discuss
After Brexit: Device regulations come under scrutiny
September 15, 2020 -- The U.K. has produced advice on how to launch medical devices on the market after the Brexit transition period ends on 1 January 2021. Regulatory expert Mike Pogose discusses how the new procedures will affect imaging manufacturers and their customers.  Discuss