Karolinska team seeks to optimize prostate cancer screening
August 16, 2021 -- Scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have used a new type of blood test to screen for prostate cancer to reduce unnecessary MRI scans by 36% and avoid overdiagnosis. Their study was posted on 12 August in Lancet Oncology. Read More
What the radiology Olympics might look like
August 12, 2021 -- Hot on the heels of Tokyo 2020, is now the time for radiology to stage its own Olympics? Dr. Giles Maskell thinks so, and he's come up with six potential events. Read More
Will more radiology training schemes lose accreditation?
August 11, 2021 -- The radiology training program at a major tertiary hospital in Sydney has lost its accreditation, according to a newspaper report posted on 11 August. The move raises fears that other programs might face a similar fate. Read More
What was the big surprise for imaging boss at Tokyo Olympics?
August 10, 2021 -- Many elite athletes pushed through the pain barrier at the Olympics, it appears. Chief radiologist Dr. Yukihisa Saida said he had not realized how severely damaged the upper arm muscles of handball and hockey players can be. He also expressed surprise that the psoas muscles of athletes seem to be extremely hypertrophic, especially in sprinters. Read More
French team reveals new MRI findings on Alzheimer's disease
August 6, 2021 -- Investigators from the Normandy University's Blood and Brain Institute in Caen have concluded that large white-matter hyperintensity volume identified on brain MRI in people with Alzheimer's disease is linked to poor cognitive function. Read More
AI algorithm automates labeling of brain MRI images
August 4, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can label more than 100,000 brain MRI exams in less than 30 minutes, enabling the creation of large datasets needed for training deep-learning models, according to research from a top U.K. facility. Read More
First figures released on imaging of Tokyo Olympics
August 3, 2021 -- Over 200 MRI exams were performed in the polyclinic during the first week of the Tokyo Olympics, and 90% of these scans were for suspected musculoskeletal injuries, chief radiologist Dr. Yukihisa Saida has revealed. Read More
MRI safety survey finds two-thirds of incidents go unreported
July 28, 2021 -- A new study from Sweden has shown that MRI-related incidents tend to be greatly underreported. The authors warn that some unreported incidents may have catastrophic outcomes, and a major educational effort is urgently required. Read More
Radiology swings into action at Tokyo Olympics
July 27, 2021 -- Medical imaging is already playing a valuable clinical role in the Tokyo Olympics, and both MRI and ultrasound look set to be essential diagnostic tools right up to the closing ceremony on 8 August. Read More
Imaging highlights brain changes in professional rugby players
July 27, 2021 -- Advanced MRI shows that many active elite rugby players experience changes in brain white matter due to their participation in the sport, a new study from Imperial College London has found. Read More