Ultrasound-guided thyroid RF ablation wins support
January 27, 2020 -- Radiofrequency (RF) ablation guided by ultrasound is a safe and effective alternative to surgery in clinically relevant benign thyroid nodules, particularly in the right hands, according to award-winning researchers from Spain who have given technical tips to improve the results of RF ablation.  Discuss
U.K. unveils learning initiative to tackle errors
January 23, 2020 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has released a practical guide on how to review and learn from excellence, discrepancies, and adverse events. The 36-page report contains nine key pieces of advice and can be downloaded free of charge.  Discuss
ESR pays tribute to ultrasound pioneer Mukund Joshi
January 15, 2020 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has posted a tribute to ultrasound specialist and Indian radiologist Dr. Mukund Joshi, who died on 7 January at the age of 77. In 2012, he became only the second Indian in 100 years to receive honorary membership of the RSNA.  Discuss
Imaging finds venous thrombosis in astronaut
January 10, 2020 -- Using an onboard ultrasound machine, an astronaut on the International Space Station detected venous thrombosis in the individual's own body, according to an article published on 2 January by the New England Journal of Medicine. The intended use of the scanner was to research the effects of space flight.  Discuss
Novel method detects metastases in endometrial cancer
December 31, 2019 -- Swedish researchers have found that using ultrasound together with endometrial biopsy results and clinical characteristics helps predict the risk of lymph node metastases in endometrial cancer patients before surgery. They presented their findings in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
3D printing assists ultrasound-guided liver resection
December 13, 2019 -- The enhanced visualization of patient-specific liver anatomy provided by 3D-printed models based on CT scans led a team of surgeons and radiologists to alter their approach for around 25% of ultrasound-guided liver resections. European Radiology has posted their findings online.  Discuss
U.K. releases new guidelines on breast screening
November 19, 2019 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published detailed guidance on screening and symptomatic breast imaging. Its 27-page report includes advice on the imaging of breast implants and the optimum use of ultrasound.  Discuss
SWE proves viable for diagnosing intracranial pressure
November 13, 2019 -- German researchers have found that shear-wave elastography (SWE) is a viable method for diagnosing increased intracranial pressure -- a condition that can accompany hydrocephalus -- in newborns and infants.  Discuss
Ultrasound comes up short on early rheumatoid arthritis
November 12, 2019 -- Can ultrasound provide a much-needed boost for treatment decisions and outcomes in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis by targeting imaging remission? Probably not, Norwegian researchers have concluded in a new study involving over 200 patients.  Discuss
Interventional radiology: How many to make a team?
November 4, 2019 -- How many qualified interventional radiologists does a hospital really need on its payroll to deliver a comprehensive service for patients? In a new 22-page document, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has provided some much-needed answers.  Discuss