Ultrasound can be challenging for plastic surgeons
June 29, 2022 -- Interpreting ultrasonic images for use in plastic surgery can be challenging, including when it comes to lymphatic vessels or when no other information is available, a Spanish study published on 28 June in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery found. Read More
Ultrasound use in low-income countries receives validation
June 23, 2022 -- A study conducted in rural Africa found that ultrasound can be used successfully by nonradiologists to detect lesions. The new data can be used to guide clinical protocols, including thresholds for biopsy of sonographically benign-appearing breast lesions, the lead author says. Read More
Imaging shows AstraZeneca COVID vaccine can trigger blood clots
June 16, 2022 -- MRI, CT, and ultrasound identify blood clots not found on clinical assessment in a majority of individuals who have COVID-19 vaccine-induced low blood platelets after their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to a case study published on 14 June in Radiology. Read More
Ukrainian refugee doctors seek to 'give back' to host countries
June 13, 2022 -- Dr. Nataliia Nehria has described fleeing her home city of Kyiv as Russia invaded Ukraine and raised the question of allowing Ukrainian medical diplomas to be recognized in the European Union in a speech at the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology annual meeting. Read More
From Boston to Madrid, a story of imaging elite athletes
June 2, 2022 -- As the French Open tennis tournament prepares to reach a climax in Paris, AuntMinnieEurope.com caught up with the sports imaging expert Dr. Ara Kassarjian. He shares his experiences and outlines three recent injuries to professional tennis players. Read More
How has radiology in Rome fared during the pandemic?
April 7, 2022 -- Extensive data and analysis about the full impact of COVID-19 on scanning volumes and workflow at a public hospital in Rome were released on 5 April in a European Radiology article. Resilience and meticulous planning got his team through the crisis, says Prof. Andrea Laghi. Read More
Why clinical registries may be the emperor's new clothes
March 29, 2022 -- Clinical data registries are a big thing right now. Like the emperor's new clothes, are they something we should accept at face value, uncritically, because everyone else does? Interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond addresses this question in a new column. Read More
Soft skills can be vital for effective care of top athletes
March 10, 2022 -- The clinical skills radiologists bring to multidisciplinary care teams for elite athletes are crucial, but so are so-called soft skills such as humility and adaptability, leading Dutch experts have reported. Read More
ECR: How can imaging screen for COVID damage to kidneys?
March 3, 2022 -- With the COVID-19 pandemic now in at least a fourth wave, physicians have a better understanding of how the disease affects the body beyond the lungs -- including the kidneys. Experts shared their knowledge and experiences on 2 March at the ECR 2022 Overture. Read More
ECR: Beets-Tan admits times are tough but insists future is bright
March 2, 2022 -- The world faces many challenges right now, but the global radiology community must stand close and be more united than ever, European Society of Radiology President Prof. Dr. Regina Beets-Tan told virtual attendees at the opening ceremony of ECR Overture on 2 March. Read More