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
1.5T MRI matches 3T for image quality in hip study
September 16, 2021 -- Multiparametric MRI on 3-tesla scanners showed little advantage over 1.5-tesla imaging in a direct comparison in prostate cancer patients with total hip replacements. The German study was published on 11 September in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Clinical decisions and how to assess the value of a life
September 14, 2021 -- Decisions affecting people's health, livelihoods, and welfare are -- and need to be -- made all the time. But how useful are quality-adjusted life years, or QALYs, in this process? Interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond has some answers. Read More
Making the switch from radiologist to Olympic sports physician
September 7, 2021 -- Dr. Michiko Dohi is a leading sports physician in Japan. After playing a prominent role at the Tokyo Olympics, she reflects on her career. She reveals how she moved from clinical radiology into elite sports medicine and how French MRI pioneer Prof. Denis Le Bihan inspired her. Read More
What are the 4 greatest challenges facing radiology right now?
September 6, 2021 -- Visibility and making patients and decision-makers -- particularly politicians -- understand the importance of having strong radiology departments is the main challenge facing the profession, says the senior radiologist Dr. Raman Uberoi from Oxford, U.K. Read More
New research puts focus on coronary microvascular disease in long COVID
September 2, 2021 -- A German-led study has identified a significantly reduced microvascular perfusion post COVID-19 compared with healthy controls, irrespective of symptoms and disease severity. The findings were presented at the recent European Society of Cardiology annual congress. Read More
Can AI help to improve radiologist accuracy in prostate MRI?
September 1, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer-aided detection software application can improve the performance of radiologists in reading biparametric prostate MRI exams, according to Swiss-led research. Read More
What was it like to work as a radiologist at the Tokyo Olympics?
August 30, 2021 -- Dr. Michel Daoud Crema worked as a musculoskeletal radiologist for the French Olympic Team at the recent Tokyo Games. He describes this remarkable and uplifting experience and looks ahead to Paris 2024. Read More
U.K. report highlights risk of delayed diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome
August 24, 2021 -- An investigation by the U.K. Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch has found that the delayed diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome can have a grave impact on patient health. It gives details about the disturbing case of a young woman who has long-term problems because her condition went undetected. Read More
7T MRI shows renewed promise for imaging wrist trauma
August 23, 2021 -- Depicting the wrist with MRI is challenging, but a new study from Sweden has revealed that 7-tesla MRI improves anatomical visualization and image quality over 3-tesla imaging. This could lead to better detection and management of pathologies. Read More