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
Imaging proves vital when assessing COVID-19 kidney complications
March 11, 2021 -- Imaging plays a central role in evaluating and tracking kidney complications due to COVID-19 -- and radiologists must not only understand what to look for but also make themselves readily available to their referring colleagues, Italian experts told ECR 2021 attendees. Read More
Magnetic seeds enhance breast care at London's Royal Free
March 10, 2021 -- Magnetic seeds are a feasible, cost-effective, and safe method of localizing breast lesions, and they're proving popular with both patients and breast surgeons, according to new research from the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Read More
Brazilian group finds value in lung ultrasound for COVID-19
February 19, 2021 -- Brazilian researchers found that a scoring system based on lung ultrasound scans could predict intubation, death, and other negative outcomes in COVID-19 patients, according to a recent study published in Annals of Intensive Care. Read More
U.K. team backs shorter MRI exam for prostate cancer screening
February 15, 2021 -- A research team from Imperial College London has reported that a short, biparametric MRI protocol without contrast detected twice as many clinically significant prostate cancers compared with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. The authors published their results on 11 February in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Focused ultrasound gives hope in Parkinson's disease
January 21, 2021 -- A new Spanish-led study suggests that focused ultrasound may benefit patients with asymmetric Parkinson's disease, in which symptoms are much more severe on one side of the body. Using precise, focused ultrasound energy had a very strong effect on parkinsonian symptoms, the investigators found. Read More