Prosecutor declines charges in Swedish MRI accident
February 25, 2020 -- The specialist nurse who got sucked into an MRI scanner in Swedish Lapland in October 2019 will not face charges after a prosecutor decided there was insufficient evidence to take the case to court. The official investigation into the incident is now closed.  Discuss
Women dominate in 2020 EuroMinnies awards
February 25, 2020 -- Women have dominated the 2020 EuroMinnies award scheme, collecting the prizes for Most Influential Radiology Researcher, Most Effective Radiology Educator, Radiology Rising Star, and Scientific Paper of the Year. Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Sweden have provided the winners in these four categories.  Discuss
MRI links brain changes to antisocial conduct
February 21, 2020 -- MRI scans have revealed changes in the brain structure of individuals who continually exhibit antisocial behavior, according to a study conducted at a top London facility and published in the March issue of Lancet Psychiatry.  Discuss
Is it good practice to give patients a business card?
February 20, 2020 -- The simple act of radiologists giving patients their business card goes a long way toward helping patients remember the radiologist's name after an examination and enhancing the patient-doctor relationship, according to Swiss-Austrian research.  Discuss
Is breast MRI worth the recall rate in clinical exams?
February 13, 2020 -- MRI has a high sensitivity when it comes to breast cancer, but the modality also has a recall rate of more than 11% and may not be worth the additional recalls for a high-risk patient population, according to a research team from Dublin.  Discuss
MRI can help identify neuroendocrine tumors
February 10, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced MRI with diffusion-weighted imaging can help to differentiate between gallbladder neuroendocrine tumors and adenocarcinomas, as well as indicating prognosis, according to research posted online on 5 February by European Radiology.  Discuss
FDG-PET displays its prowess in dementia detection
February 4, 2020 -- In a direct comparison, FDG-PET proved superior to MRI with arterial spin labeling for diagnosing and differentiating various forms of dementia; however, there remains a need for the latter modality, a new Belgian study has found.  Discuss
Meet the finalists for EuroMinnies 2020
January 29, 2020 -- The race is hotting up for the EuroMinnies, AuntMinnieEurope.com's annual awards scheme. Dozens of nominations were received, and our expert panelists have now cast their votes and agreed on 16 finalists in eight categories. Find out who made the final cut.
Prosecution looms for nurse in Swedish MRI accident
January 28, 2020 -- The specialist nurse who was sucked into an MRI scanner in Swedish Lapland last October may now be sued for causing danger to other people. Prosecutor Märta Warg will decide next month whether the case will go to court, according to reports in the national media.  Discuss
Viennese biomarker study casts light on breast cancer risk
January 24, 2020 -- Austrian investigators have used PET and MRI to find out that patients with a malignant tumor in one breast have lower levels of certain biomarkers in the contralateral, healthy breast. They examined 141 women who had imaging abnormalities in one breast and a tumor-free contralateral breast.  Discuss