6 tips on how to excel at MDT meetings
October 30, 2019 -- There's a relentless increase in time taken up with multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings, but what can you do to get your voice heard, collaborate more effectively, and ensure a positive outcome? Dr. Giles Maskell, a former president of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists, shares his experiences.  Discuss
MR-HIFU is safe, effective for uterine fibroids
October 25, 2019 -- Dutch researchers have found that MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) is a safe therapy for treating uterine fibroids, with a reintervention rate comparable to that of uterine artery embolization. Study results were published on 15 October in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Hospital staff injured in MRI accident in Sweden
October 24, 2019 -- Officials at a Swedish hospital have confirmed that a hospital staff member was seriously injured and two security guards sustained minor injuries in an accident on Wednesday involving a mobile MRI scanner.  Discuss
Multiparametric MRI targets timely tumor differentiation
October 21, 2019 -- With greater use of cross-sectional imaging, many more renal masses are detected in routine practice. Accurate and early characterization of these masses with multiparametric MRI could soon be pivotal in patient management. New protocols are now gaining ground, but clinical validation is ongoing, according to Dr. Nicolas Grenier.  Discuss
How do the Irish organize sports imaging?
October 17, 2019 -- Even if most countries don't have sports imaging as a specialty, most radiologists are exposed to sports-related injuries. In this interview, Dr. Patricia Cunningham, vice dean of the Faculty of Radiologists in Ireland, discusses the role of radiologists in diagnosing and managing sports injuries and how she handles the most common musculoskeletal cases.  Discuss
JFR: Imaging offers hope for pediatric NASH patients
October 15, 2019 -- The epidemic of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in children is evolving even faster than that of obesity, according to a presentation at the French national radiology congress (JFR) in Paris. In the adult population, NASH has become a leading indication for liver transplantation; therefore, tools to detect and grade NASH in children are crucial for providing good follow-up and avoiding poor outcomes.  Discuss
How do Norwegians organize sports imaging?
October 14, 2019 -- A capable sports radiologist searches for subtle injuries in athletes, with even the smallest ones not to be overlooked, says Dr. Roar Pedersen, one of the founders of the Norwegian musculoskeletal imaging society. In this interview, he discusses the many aspects of sports imaging in Norway.  Discuss
Imaging mourns loss of MRI pioneer Ian Young
October 8, 2019 -- The global MRI community has lost one of its major pioneers in Ian Robert Young, PhD, who died on 27 September. Modern clinical brain and body imaging use many pulse sequences and other techniques first demonstrated by him and his group, and he was responsible for a lot of the early work in MRI of multiple sclerosis.  Discuss
How do the Australians organize sports imaging?
October 4, 2019 -- Australians excel at numerous sports, but what's their approach to sports imaging? What injuries do radiologists see and how do they diagnose and treat them? Dr. David Connell, a musculoskeletal radiologist and the clinical director at the Imaging Olympic Park in Melbourne, speaks about his philosophy and daily work.  Discuss
Dr. Maria Klusmann found not guilty in fraud trial
October 2, 2019 -- London-based pediatric radiologist Dr. Maria Joao Coelho Dos Reis Klusmann was found not guilty of fraud on 2 October. It took the jury more than 20 hours of deliberation to reach a majority verdict in the trial, which lasted four weeks.  Discuss