What are radiology trainees doing in the COVID-19 crisis?
May 14, 2020 -- Radiology trainees are having to get used to a whole new way of working that may include redeployment to another unit at short notice, according to a podcast produced by a team of U.K. trainees about how the pandemic is transforming their lives.  Discuss
Ultrasound ablation advances for benign breast lesions
May 5, 2020 -- Ultrasound-guided percutaneous microwave ablation is becoming a valuable treatment for benign breast lesions, and skilled interventional radiologists can perfect their technique faster than surgeons can, according to a new study of 755 such lesions published online on 30 April in European Radiology.  Discuss
Ultrasound receives boost for pediatric COVID-19 cases
April 29, 2020 -- Researchers from Turin, Italy, have found that lung ultrasound scans may be more effective than chest radiography for children with COVID-19. The finding comes in a small, observational study published on 21 April in Pediatrics.  Discuss
U.K. staffing crisis deepens, RCR asserts
April 21, 2020 -- Workforce shortages in clinical radiology are increasing year-on-year, resulting in delayed diagnoses and lower-quality patient care, according to the latest annual census from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Shortages of interventional and breast radiologists are an area of particular concern.  Discuss
AI, radiomics accurately characterize thyroid nodules
April 15, 2020 -- Making use of radiomics, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately differentiate between benign and malignant thyroid nodules on ultrasound exams, perhaps even better than some radiologists can, according to a study published online on 12 April in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Will COVID-19 screens become new norm in ultrasound?
April 6, 2020 -- Shielding may be on the way out in x-ray, but it's in vogue in ultrasound. A Dutch radiologist has worked with one of the big four imaging manufacturers and technical experts to develop a screen designed to protect staff and patients from COVID-19.  Discuss
COVID-19 patients can benefit from ob/gyn ultrasound tools
April 3, 2020 -- Researchers from Fondazione Policlinico Universitatrio A. Gemelli in Rome have found the ultrasound probes and systems that medical staff often depend on for prenatal checkups can also be used for lung imaging in suspected cases of COVID-19.  Discuss
Parma team shares experiences of COVID-19 pandemic
April 2, 2020 -- Dr. Nicola Sverzellati, head of the radiology unit at the academic hospital of Parma, located in one of Italy's worst-affected areas, presented guidance on how radiologists across the world could deal with the COVID-19 crisis and tips on differentiation at CT.  Discuss
Can ultrasound be used effectively for COVID-19?
March 24, 2020 -- Medical staff in Italy and Spain are using ultrasound to assist with critical decisions about diagnosis, treatment, and admission amid the coronavirus epidemic that has overwhelmed health systems and led to shortages of tests, ventilators, and other crucial supplies.  Discuss
Ultrasound proves value in cases of pediatric colitis
March 9, 2020 -- A novel study by Italian researchers has highlighted the potential role of bowel ultrasound examinations in adding relevant prognostic information to clinical evaluation in suspected cases of acute severe colitis in children.  Discuss