U.K. releases new guidelines on breast screening
November 19, 2019 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published detailed guidance on screening and symptomatic breast imaging. Its 27-page report includes advice on the imaging of breast implants and the optimum use of ultrasound.  Discuss
SWE proves viable for diagnosing intracranial pressure
November 13, 2019 -- German researchers have found that shear-wave elastography (SWE) is a viable method for diagnosing increased intracranial pressure -- a condition that can accompany hydrocephalus -- in newborns and infants.  Discuss
Ultrasound comes up short on early rheumatoid arthritis
November 12, 2019 -- Can ultrasound provide a much-needed boost for treatment decisions and outcomes in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis by targeting imaging remission? Probably not, Norwegian researchers have concluded in a new study involving over 200 patients.  Discuss
Interventional radiology: How many to make a team?
November 4, 2019 -- How many qualified interventional radiologists does a hospital really need on its payroll to deliver a comprehensive service for patients? In a new 22-page document, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has provided some much-needed answers.  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
The remarkable life of Dr. Helmut Diefenthal
October 24, 2019 -- The world lost an incredible humanitarian when Dr. Helmut Diefenthal died earlier this year. He spent much of his life in Tanzania along with his wife, Rotraut Garstka, where they built up the radiology department at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center. Read more about this inspiring duo in a column from Dr. Adrian Thomas.  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
U.K. group finds value in third-trimester ultrasound
October 16, 2019 -- U.K. researchers have found that ultrasound scans performed late in pregnancy -- such as at 35 to 37 weeks of gestation -- can reveal a number of fetal abnormalities that may not have been evident on ultrasound scans conducted earlier, according to a study published on 8 October in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  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 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