Heated debate resurfaces over breast screening’s effectiveness
June 29, 2022 -- A known anti-mammography screening research group has reignited the controversy over breast screening by claiming the technology’s benefits have significantly decreased over time while its harms (i.e., overdiagnosis) remain unchanged. Dr. László Tabár has issued a response. Read More
Will you have to wear a face mask in Vienna next month?
June 28, 2022 -- Wearing a face mask won’t be mandatory at ECR 2022, but it will be required on public transport during a week when the Rolling Stones and Guns N’ Roses are playing at huge gigs in Vienna. Congress organizers say they will not check on ECR delegates’ COVID-19 vaccination status. Read More
Why radiologists and AI must work together on breast cancer screening
June 27, 2022 -- A breast cancer screening workflow that leverages the different strengths of radiologists and artificial intelligence (AI) software can improve overall accuracy and reduce workload, a large U.S.-German study has discovered. Read More
Ultrasound use in low-income countries receives validation
June 23, 2022 -- A study conducted in rural Africa found that ultrasound can be used successfully by nonradiologists to detect lesions. The new data can be used to guide clinical protocols, including thresholds for biopsy of sonographically benign-appearing breast lesions, the lead author says. Read More
Is contrast mammo or contrast MRI best for breast cancer?
June 14, 2022 -- Contrast-enhanced mammography and contrast-enhanced MRI (CE-MRI) show comparable performance when it comes to identifying breast cancer, but CE-MRI is more sensitive, an Austrian study has found. Read More
Radiology census reveals true scale of staff shortages in U.K.
June 9, 2022 -- The U.K. is currently short of 1,669 clinical radiologists, and over 200 vacancies have been unfilled for a year or more, according to the annual census released on 9 June by the Royal College of Radiologists. Unless urgent action is taken, the shortfall could hit 39% by 2026, equal to 3,166 clinical radiologists, the report says. Read More
Use of metallic biopsy clips can lead to misreads in breast MRI
June 8, 2022 -- Radiologists need to remember women undergoing breast MRI often have metallic biopsy clips placed within or adjacent to a lesion, producing artifacts that can lead to misinterpretation, Austrian investigators have emphasized in new research. Read More
New research adds impetus to use of MRI in breast screening
June 8, 2022 -- A Dutch study has found that MRI screening can detect invasive breast cancers about six years earlier than mammography. The findings, based on first- and second-round invasive cancer detection rates, were presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Read More
A tale of hope: Germans deliver aid to Ukrainian refugees
June 7, 2022 -- Radiologist Dr. Matthias Jöckel and his colleagues from Mainz have taken busloads of essential relief supplies in support of Ukraine. In an interview posted on 2 June by the German Roentgen Society (Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft, DRG), he spoke about his experiences and the team's inspiring efforts. Read More
Dutch team evaluates how AI can help cut scan times for breast MRI
June 3, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence could help decrease radiologist workloads by nearly 16% when it comes to ultrafast breast MRI scans by identifying patients who are most likely to have cancer, researchers from Groningen in the Netherlands have concluded. Read More