MRI safety first? Or last?
January 9, 2020 -- The recent spate of MRI accidents in Sweden is due to thoughtlessness, and the damage seems self-inflicted, writes the Maverinck. MR machines are not toys, and operating them requires concentration and knowing and not forgetting the rules.  Discuss
Spanish show how MRI adds value in soft-tissue lesions
January 7, 2020 -- Radiologists can enhance their ability to diagnose soft-tissue lesions by using certain gamuts to more easily recognize the specific features and parameters derived from functional MRI sequences, according to prize-winning research from Spain.  Discuss
Top 10 AuntMinnieEurope stories for 2019
December 30, 2019 -- MRI safety shot to the very top of the news agenda and priority list of the European medical imaging community during 2019. It accounted for our top four most-viewed articles over the past 12 months.  Discuss
Hitachi approves plan to sell medical division to Fujifilm
December 19, 2019 -- The directors of Japanese firm Hitachi have supported the sale of its Hitachi Medical division to Fujifilm. The acquisition means two second-tier medical imaging vendors will join forces to create a global business that can compete with the largest multimodality companies.  Discuss
BMJ: Dutch MRI sex study retains appeal 20 years on
December 19, 2019 -- In a special Christmas edition, a former BMJ editor has reflected on the 20th anniversary of one of the journal's most popular articles: MRI of male and female genitals during coitus and female sexual arousal.  Discuss
Survey identifies false sense of security over MRI safety
December 17, 2019 -- A false sense of security exists when it comes to MRI safety, and many staff members are unaware of reported incidents within their own department, a large Swedish survey has found. The results were posted online on 13 December by European Radiology.  Discuss
PET/MRI wins support in breast lesion comparisons
December 16, 2019 -- Researchers from the University of Düsseldorf in Germany have found that the combination of PET with MRI was statistically superior to MRI alone for normal detection and staging of breast cancer, as well as in the detection of distant metastases (M staging). They revealed their findings at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
AI can speed up whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI
December 12, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to produce high-quality whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI (WBDWI) in a fraction of the time traditionally needed to perform these exams, potentially enabling wider use of clinical WBDWI, U.K. researchers reported at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Sosna: Love your profession, be more visible in era of AI
December 11, 2019 -- Imaging specialists need to love their profession more and promote visibility and understanding of radiology's role so the importance of the discipline is appreciated fully by medical colleagues and patients in the era of artificial intelligence (AI). That's the view of Prof. Jacob Sosna, president of the Israel Radiological Association.  Discuss
Lifting the lid on dementia: MRI's role advances
December 10, 2019 -- The evolution of atrophy rating scales and structured reporting is contributing to MRI's rapidly developing role in a dementia clinical setting, but training and education and implementation challenges remain, according to award-winning Spanish research presented at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss