Trauma experts share top CT tips at ECR 2020
July 27, 2020 -- Mass casualty incidents are rare, but preparedness and optimum use of CT are vital for any medical imaging professional on the front line treating high casualty numbers with limited resources, international experts told attendees at a special session during ECR 2020.  Discuss
Spanish group compares ultrasound vs. CT for COVID-19
July 24, 2020 -- A group from Spain that was on the frontlines in the battle with COVID-19 compared lung ultrasound to CT in a study published on 13 July in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. They believe that ultrasound has enough advantages to support its use as a first-line modality.  Discuss
Italian group assesses POCUS lung scans for COVID-19
July 22, 2020 -- Physicians from Italy found that initial lung scans with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) could predict which patients with COVID-19 might be at a greater risk of death, according to a prospective study published on 15 July in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
ECR 2020: COVID-19's nonpulmonary manifestations
July 18, 2020 -- COVID-19 often initially presents as respiratory disease, but it also has serious nonpulmonary manifestations, according to a session held on 16 July at the virtual edition of ECR 2020.  Discuss
3D ultrafast ultrasound quantifies coronary blood flow
July 1, 2020 -- The French developers of ultrafast Doppler coronary angiography have extended their approach, enabling 3D imaging and quantification of coronary blood flow in a single heartbeat. The technique has potential as a tool to measure coronary flow at the patient's bedside, they say.  Discuss
Novel transducer design can boost elastography outcome
June 24, 2020 -- German researchers have developed a 3D-printed device with built-in pressure sensors that fits around an ultrasound transducer and can acquire accurate shear-wave elastography measurements for breast imaging and other applications. They published their results on 15 June in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
COVID-19: Early signs of recovery, but uncertainty ahead
June 11, 2020 -- The global pandemic has created an unprecedented shock to the medical imaging and healthcare sectors. What is the future likely to hold? What are the key economic trends, bright spots, and areas of greatest risk? Market columnist Steve Holloway investigates.  Discuss
Ultrasound features prominently in MSK talks at ECR 2020
May 26, 2020 -- MRI has been the main modality for musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging research in recent years, but the applications of ultrasound are covered in many of the abstracts for the ECR 2020 meeting in July. Artificial intelligence and 3D printing are also set to play a major future role in this field, noted MSK Section Chairperson Dr. Anagha Parkar.  Discuss
What can ultrasound reveal about COVID-19 lung cases?
May 25, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound exams can identify patterns in the lung not typically associated with pneumonia, Italian researchers have reported. In three patients with COVID-19, they found large perfusion defects in a pattern not typical of pneumonia or lung collapse.  Discuss
Dutch radiologist talks about surviving COVID-19
May 19, 2020 -- Dr. Jan Willem Kuiper, a radiologist at the Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has spoken about his experiences as a patient with COVID-19 and how the devastating illness has changed him. Also, a new U.K. study has found most COVID-19 patients should recover without having mental health problems.  Discuss