Molecular imaging mourns death of Stanford's Gambhir
July 23, 2020 -- The molecular imaging and radiology communities are mourning the death of Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, PhD, the chair of radiology at Stanford University, who died of cancer on 18 July. He was 57.  Discuss
SPECT, PET tracers boost detection of skeletal metastases
July 20, 2020 -- Developing a strong understanding of the properties and pros and cons of radiotracers is crucial to optimize the clinical applications of SPECT and PET, but results from comparative studies can be difficult to translate into routine practice, researchers from a leading London facility reported at ECR 2020.  Discuss
German team wins Image of the Year prize at SNMMI 2020
July 20, 2020 -- Researchers from Cologne, Germany, have collected the Image of the Year award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Their series of PET images revealed that older patients who maintain peak cognitive skills tend to exhibit greater resistance to buildup of tau and amyloid proteins.  Discuss
CT, MRI waiting lists grow significantly in England
July 16, 2020 -- More than half of patients in England referred for imaging are waiting for six weeks or more, and that number increased from fewer than 20,000 in May 2019 to nearly 327,000 in May 2020, according to a report posted on 14 July by the Guardian. It's the perfect storm, admits the Royal College of Radiologists.  Discuss
How has radiology education fared in COVID-19 pandemic?
July 14, 2020 -- Training and education remain the prime focus of ECR, and on the eve of this year's congress, Prof. Dr. Laura Oleaga, PhD, speaks about how the European Board of Radiology (EBR) and her department in Barcelona have been affected by the pandemic. In this video interview, she also reflects on winning the top educator award in the 2020 EuroMinnies.  Discuss
Italian team unveils novel data on PET/CT of breast cancer
June 12, 2020 -- Researchers from Milan have found that FDG-PET/CT can identify breast cancer metastases predicted by elevated tumor marker values in asymptomatic patients who have undergone locoregional therapy. They published their results on 9 June in Oncology.  Discuss
How can FDG-PET/CT be best used for breast cancer?
June 1, 2020 -- FDG-PET/CT can be an effective tool when it comes to breast cancer staging and treatment evaluation, but it still shouldn't be used for diagnosis, a Spanish expert told attendees at a webinar held on 28 May by the European Society for Hybrid, Molecular, and Translational Imaging (ESHIMT).  Discuss
Retinal imaging goes high resolution
May 25, 2020 -- Age-related macular degeneration affects 26% of Europeans over 60, but its early signs are hard to detect. Swiss researchers have developed a technique that makes it possible to observe the retinal cells involved in the disease in vivo.  Discuss
It's time to foster molecular research, Helbich urges
May 20, 2020 -- The medical imaging community needs to ask itself why so few young radiologists are involved in research on hybrid, molecular, and translational imaging, according to an editorial published online on 18 May in European Radiology by Dr. Thomas Helbich of the Medical University of Vienna.  Discuss
French team shines light on liver cancer survival
May 18, 2020 -- Researchers from near Paris have shown that hepatobiliary MR contrast agent uptake can predict survival in patients with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma as well as F-18 FDG PET/CT can. They published their findings on 13 May in European Radiology.  Discuss