Sometimes it's better for everyone if we just do nothing
May 27, 2021 -- Specialties like interventional radiology exist almost entirely in the context of doing procedures rather than managing patient pathways, but it may be in everybody's interests not to intervene at all. Occasionally inaction really is preferable, writes Dr. Chris Hammond. Read More
Wide-scale disruption continues in Ireland after cyberattack
May 20, 2021 -- Radiology service providers across Ireland are still facing major difficulties in the wake of last Friday's ransomware attack that caused the shutdown of many computer systems. There are now media reports of the hackers posting patient data online to bolster their demands for a $20 million ransom. Read More
The curtain falls on Europe's era of independent practitioners
May 18, 2021 -- The infrastructure of radiology is changing rapidly and a new landscape is emerging. The single, independent "universal" imaging specialist is becoming a thing of the past. What factors lie behind this major trend? The Maverinck investigates. Read More
Ransomware attack leaves Irish radiology reeling after IT shutdown
May 17, 2021 -- Radiologists across Ireland are battling hard to deliver services to patients after a ransomware attack led to the closure of many computer systems on Friday. The major disruption looks set to last for several days. Read More
Trauma imaging volume falls sharply in pandemic in Germany
May 17, 2021 -- COVID-19 restrictions have led to a significant decline in trauma injuries that require imaging, says Prof. Dr. Michael Lell from Nuremberg, Germany, in a Q&A interview. For night-duty CT scans of the midface, the fall has been around 35%. Read More
Signs of early cardiac damage boosts risk of death in COVID cases
May 14, 2021 -- Researchers from London and Wuhan, China, have found that first-phase ejection fraction on echocardiography scans was strongly associated with survival in COVID-19. The measurement seems to reflect a connection between COVID-19 severity and preexisting preclinical heart failure. Read More
Vogl elaborates on how best to diagnose and treat venous disease
May 4, 2021 -- Venous disease is widespread and common, and it is particularly topical right now, given the potential side effects of COVID-19 vaccines. In a Q&A interview, Prof. Thomas Vogl outlines which venous disorders his team deals with in their daily clinical routine and how they diagnose and treat patients. Read More
Swiss team highlights benefits of POCUS after Mount Everest rescue
April 7, 2021 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) can be a valuable tool in remote, high-altitude regions like Nepal and can assist in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients exhibiting acute respiratory symptoms, according to researchers from Bern in Switzerland. Read More
Swedish team uses MRI to assist diagnosis of congenital heart defects
March 31, 2021 -- Cardiovascular MRI can improve treatment and management plans for infants with congenital heart problems, as well as counseling for their parents, according to researchers from Lund University in Sweden. Read More
Milan team uses ultrasound to show COVID-19's impact on thyroid
March 23, 2021 -- Ultrasound is providing useful clinical information about the impact of COVID-19 infection on the thyroid, and it shows that the disease can cause atypical thyroid inflammation, Italian researchers have reported. Read More