Keeping aware of renal complications can help save lives
July 20, 2021 -- Prompt recognition of the complications from renal interventions is vital -- particularly given the potential threat to life -- and building up a greater understanding of early and delayed complications can allow radiologists to direct the management of patients, new research has found. Read More
POCUS decision-support algorithm aids diagnosis of transient synovitis
July 16, 2021 -- A point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) decision-support algorithm can help to identify transient synovitis in pediatric patients. It includes a set of five clinical criteria that must be met, followed by bedside ultrasonography of the hip joint. Read More
Novel deep-learning model shows high agreement with human readers
June 28, 2021 -- A cardiac research group from London has tested an artificial intelligence approach capable of accurate, automated segmentation of high-resolution intravascular ultrasound images in real-time. The team published its findings online on 18 June in the International Journal of Cardiology. Read More
Investigation highlights midwife's failure to read ultrasound scans
June 23, 2021 -- A patient had to make an agonizing decision to terminate her first pregnancy at 25 weeks after a midwife said she was too busy to read two ultrasound exams showing serious fetal abnormalities, according to a report issued on 21 June by the New Zealand authorities. The problems with the pregnancy could have been picked up a month earlier, the report found. Read More
ESR issues statement on use of lung ultrasound in COVID-19
June 22, 2021 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has released what it hopes will be the definitive document about the role of lung ultrasound in COVID-19 patients. The new report, posted on 19 June, includes seven clinical images and advice on infection control. Read More
Achenbach comments on collapse of Danish star Christian Eriksen
June 15, 2021 -- Not all cases of sudden cardiac death can be prevented by screening, and it's vital to balance the risks and benefits, warned cardiac imaging expert Prof. Dr. Stephan Achenbach after the collapse of 29-year-old football player Christian Eriksen on the second day of the Euros. Read More
Has COVID-19 changed children's imaging forever?
June 14, 2021 -- Toys, distraction aids, and themed decorations in waiting areas are no longer used to calm anxious patients before a scan at Nottingham Children's Hospital, and personal protective equipment has resulted in far fewer smiles, according to a presentation at the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress. Read More
Lung ultrasound can pinpoint congestion in hemodialysis patients
June 11, 2021 -- Scientists from the National Research Council of Italy have found patients with end-stage kidney disease who underwent lung ultrasound showed significantly less frequent episodes of decompensated heart failure and major cardiovascular events. Read More
How to find the winning formula in sports imaging
June 10, 2021 -- What personal qualities and skills does a sports radiologist need? On the eve of the Euros, a leading U.K. specialist gives a masterclass in sports radiology and outlines how best to diagnose injuries in elite athletes. Read More
Italian AI team determines COVID-19 risk on lung ultrasound
June 3, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) researchers from Italy have used deep-learning algorithms to automatically provide risk scores on lung ultrasound exams in COVID-19 patients. They published their results online on 27 May. Read More