COVID-19: Early signs of recovery, but uncertainty ahead
June 11, 2020 -- The global pandemic has created an unprecedented shock to the medical imaging and healthcare sectors. What is the future likely to hold? What are the key economic trends, bright spots, and areas of greatest risk? Market columnist Steve Holloway investigates.  Discuss
U.K. radiology only running at 60% capacity, says RCR
June 11, 2020 -- Radiology is still only running at about 60% of normal capacity in the U.K., and hospitals are struggling to cope with the pent-up demand for imaging, according to Dr. Caroline Rubin of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).  Discuss
New details emerge about how COVID-19 affects the brain
June 9, 2020 -- The case of a 12-year-old Iranian boy who contracted COVID-19 and had a stroke has helped to fill the knowledge gap that exists over how exactly the virus enters the central nervous system and affects the brain.  Discuss
ESR gives full support to validation of biomarkers
June 9, 2020 -- The rapid and effective validation of quantitative imaging biomarkers is essential if they are to have any meaningful future impact on both clinical practice and research, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) has asserted in a consensus statement released on 4 June.  Discuss
UKIO keeps the show on the road and goes virtual
June 5, 2020 -- Flexibility and adaptability are important virtues in a pandemic, and these attributes have enabled Dr. Nick Spencer and his team to get through a difficult period for the UK Imaging and Oncology (UKIO) congress, which began earlier this week.  Discuss
New advances in ovarian cancer detection offer hope
June 4, 2020 -- Important hurdles such as reproducibility and lack of automation must be overcome before radiomics is integrated as a clinical adjunct in ovarian cancer detection, but artificial intelligence shows considerable promise in this area, according to a leading European specialist in women's imaging.  Discuss
AI shows promise in 3D cardiac MRI evaluation
June 3, 2020 -- A European research team has trained and tested an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm using 3D whole-heart cardiac MRI examinations from over 400 randomly selected patients referred for general clinical cardiac MRI.  Discuss
What are the hot topics in abdominal imaging?
June 2, 2020 -- Abdominal sessions at ECR 2020 in July are set to feature many highlights, including new advances in pancreatic imaging, the use of imaging to predict therapeutic success, and how best to optimize and shorten imaging protocols, according to Prof. Dr. Thomas Lauenstein from Düsseldorf, Germany.  Discuss
MRI reveals brain changes in radiographer with COVID-19
June 1, 2020 -- MRI scans of a 25-year-old Italian radiographer who contracted COVID-19 and lost her sense of smell suggest the virus may invade the brain through the olfactory pathway and cause dysfunction of sensorineural origin. This finding was published online by JAMA Neurology on 29 May.  Discuss
MRI's growth contributes to rising gadolinium levels in rivers
May 29, 2020 -- Novel research from Japan has found that the growing demand for MRI scans and an aging population requiring more contrast-enhanced exams have caused worrying increases in the volume of gadolinium found in rivers over the last two decades.  Discuss