Handheld ultrasound proves value in pandemic
October 22, 2020 -- Demand for handheld ultrasound has increased massively in 2020, and the technology has become a front-line diagnostic tool for patients with suspected COVID-19. Our special feature article looks at what's driving the growth of the sector and investigates whether handheld systems will bring imaging into the home. Read More
New research highlights progress in residual breast cancer
October 20, 2020 -- Image-guided biopsy of the tumor bed or residual abnormalities found on imaging after neoadjuvant chemotherapy is gaining popularity as a predictive tool for assessing residual cancer. The technique can help to identify exceptional treatment responders for de-escalation of local therapy, an international study has found. Read More
How can you meet the challenge posed by skier's thumb?
October 15, 2020 -- Skier's thumb represents between 5% and 10% of all skiing injuries, but skiing only accounts for around 3% of acute ulnar collateral ligament injuries. It can pose a serious diagnostic challenge, but one that can be overcome if six top tips are kept in mind, according to a leading musculoskeletal imaging expert. Read More
Space, the final frontier: France embarks on new mission
October 6, 2020 -- The French society of radiology and the country's national center for space exploration have signed a partnership, delegates learned at the French national radiology congress on 4 October. The aim is to develop imaging solutions to be sent on space flights and to collaborate on image collection and optimization, teleradiology, and training of astronauts. Read More
COVID-19 papers: Publish fast, even if it's trash
September 29, 2020 -- In the mad rush of the COVID-19 rat race to become the first to publish "important" scientific or research results, even respected peer-reviewed journals have accepted articles without a proper review, the Maverinck writes in a new column. Pointless papers have become a serious problem, he says. Read More
French-speaking world gets set for 6-channel JFR
September 28, 2020 -- Predictive imaging, lung cancer screening, and the so-called patient experience will be central themes at the annual congress for the French-speaking radiological community, the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR). The event will take place between 2 and 5 October via six livestreaming channels. Read More
German team pioneers silicon ultrasound detectors
September 22, 2020 -- Researchers from Munich have developed a new type of silicon-based ultrasound detector using a computer chip that can confine light in dimensions not seen by the human eye. As a result, it can visualize features much smaller than modern ultrasound systems can. Read More
RCR pinpoints regional workforce disparities in U.K.
August 27, 2020 -- The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has published a series of reports highlighting significant national and regional staffing variations that persist across the U.K. Individual documents for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales also show the scale of radiologist shortages in each country. Read More
German team investigates impact of carotid lumen size
August 26, 2020 -- German researchers have found that lumen diameter measurements of the carotid artery derived from ultrasound scans predicted mortality from both cardiovascular disease and from all causes and provided more information than carotid intima-media thickness. Read More
Ultrasound proves safe for follow-up of breast masses
August 24, 2020 -- Ultrasound appears to be an effective and safe diagnostic workup modality when it comes to evaluating masses identified on screening digital breast tomosynthesis, according to research published in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More