German investigators highlight clinical value of PET/MRI
September 3, 2020 -- In a study of more than 1,000 examinations, German researchers found that PET/MRI improved lesion detection by over 15% compared with PET/CT in malignant bone disease and lung cancer. Also, PET/MRI reduced ionizing radiation by nearly 80% when compared with PET/CT. Read More
What must radiologists know about the abscopal effect?
August 26, 2020 -- The abscopal effect occurs when radiation treatment -- or another type of local therapy -- not only shrinks the targeted tumor but also leads to the shrinkage of untreated tumors elsewhere in the body. History columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas reflects on its origins and future potential. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More