RCR pinpoints regional workforce disparities in U.K.
August 27, 2020 -- The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has published a series of reports highlighting significant national and regional staffing variations that persist across the U.K. Individual documents for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales also show the scale of radiologist shortages in each country.  Discuss
Abbreviated MRI wins support in breast imaging
August 21, 2020 -- A shorter, abbreviated-protocol MRI performed as well as a full-protocol breast MRI, suggesting it can be used for diagnostic imaging, according to research presented at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual meeting  Discuss
What does it take to run a high-quality MRI service?
August 20, 2020 -- Running a successful MRI service is like being the captain of a ship on the ocean, and smooth navigation depends on effective collaboration with physicists, radiographers, and others, asserts Prof. Pia Sundgren, PhD, from Lund, Sweden.  Discuss
Virtual reality can improve patient experience in MRI
August 19, 2020 -- Virtual reality technology could significantly improve the patient experience during MRI scans and help to mitigate claustrophobia, according to research from a top U.K. facility presented at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
What will MRI units look like in the future?
August 18, 2020 -- Tomorrow's MRI scanners will use advanced coil arrays, novel sensors, new data acquisition techniques, and machine learning, and they will be more platform-based, according to David Brunner, PhD, a Swiss-based developer of sensor technology and algorithms for the next generation of MRI systems.  Discuss
Augmented reality's role expands in MRI
August 17, 2020 -- Augmented reality enables MRI users to control scanners wirelessly and visualize images in 3D, all while keeping patients in direct sight, researchers reported at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
Long waiting times for imaging persist in England
August 14, 2020 -- Many patients in England are still waiting six weeks or more for imaging and other diagnostic tests, but the figures for June represent a slight improvement on May, according to a report published on 13 August by National Health Service England.  Discuss
German team makes progress in localizing anatomical ROIs
August 14, 2020 -- German researchers have developed a method designed to accurately and robustly localize anatomical regions of interest (ROIs) for 3D medical data. They have presented their findings at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
Thermal burns account for 60% of MRI adverse events
August 13, 2020 -- Ten years of MRI adverse event reports show burns from coils and electrocardiography leads during scans are among the most common -- and preventable -- causes for patient injuries, according to a large study presented on Thursday at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting.  Discuss
Stay alert to MRI's thermal effects, Italians warn
August 13, 2020 -- Italian researchers have urged imaging professionals to keep aware of the thermal effects of MRI due to the switching of gradient coil fields in scans on patients with metallic hip implants. They have presented their analysis at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss