Will you have to wear a face mask in Vienna next month?
June 28, 2022 -- Wearing a face mask won’t be mandatory at ECR 2022, but it will be required on public transport during a week when the Rolling Stones and Guns N’ Roses are playing at huge gigs in Vienna. Congress organizers say they will not check on ECR delegates’ COVID-19 vaccination status. Read More
Could a single brain MRI diagnose Alzheimer's?
June 21, 2022 -- A single brain MRI and an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could effectively diagnose Alzheimer's disease -- even at an early stage, a new study from a top London facility has shown. Read More
Commoditization poses growing threat to radiology, Brady warns
June 20, 2022 -- The commoditization of radiology endangers the capacity of the specialty to maintain its hard-won central role in patient care. This is the view of Dr. Adrian Brady, consultant radiologist at Mercy University Hospital in Cork, Ireland, and first vice president of European Society of Radiology. Read More
Imaging shows AstraZeneca COVID vaccine can trigger blood clots
June 16, 2022 -- MRI, CT, and ultrasound identify blood clots not found on clinical assessment in a majority of individuals who have COVID-19 vaccine-induced low blood platelets after their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to a case study published on 14 June in Radiology. Read More
Is contrast mammo or contrast MRI best for breast cancer?
June 14, 2022 -- Contrast-enhanced mammography and contrast-enhanced MRI (CE-MRI) show comparable performance when it comes to identifying breast cancer, but CE-MRI is more sensitive, an Austrian study has found. Read More
Ukrainian refugee doctors seek to 'give back' to host countries
June 13, 2022 -- Dr. Nataliia Nehria has described fleeing her home city of Kyiv as Russia invaded Ukraine and raised the question of allowing Ukrainian medical diplomas to be recognized in the European Union in a speech at the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology annual meeting. Read More
Radiology census reveals true scale of staff shortages in U.K.
June 9, 2022 -- The U.K. is currently short of 1,669 clinical radiologists, and over 200 vacancies have been unfilled for a year or more, according to the annual census released on 9 June by the Royal College of Radiologists. Unless urgent action is taken, the shortfall could hit 39% by 2026, equal to 3,166 clinical radiologists, the report says. Read More
Use of metallic biopsy clips can lead to misreads in breast MRI
June 8, 2022 -- Radiologists need to remember women undergoing breast MRI often have metallic biopsy clips placed within or adjacent to a lesion, producing artifacts that can lead to misinterpretation, Austrian investigators have emphasized in new research. Read More
New research adds impetus to use of MRI in breast screening
June 8, 2022 -- A Dutch study has found that MRI screening can detect invasive breast cancers about six years earlier than mammography. The findings, based on first- and second-round invasive cancer detection rates, were presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Read More
Radiologist dies from injuries after stabbing attack in Marseille
June 6, 2022 -- Dr. Alban Gervaise, PhD, a 40-year-old radiologist from Marseille who was stabbed multiple times outside his children's school on 10 May, has died as a result of his injuries, according to reports in the French media. Read More