Does everybody expect too much from radiology?
September 27, 2022 -- Many patients -- and even radiologists' clinical colleagues -- have unrealistic expectations of what medical imaging can deliver, said Dr. Giles Maskell in a keynote lecture at the British Institute of Radiology Annual Congress on 23 September. Read More
Sidhu: There's no going back if radiology abandons ultrasound
September 26, 2022 -- Radiologists will lament the day if they lose ultrasound as a valuable diagnostic tool, and there will be no going back afterwards, warned world expert Prof. Paul Sidhu in London on 22 September. Read More
4D ultrasound reveals how fetuses respond to taste and smell
September 23, 2022 -- Four-dimensional ultrasound scans from a study conducted in North-East England have provided compelling evidence that fetuses react to smell and taste. Midwives plan to use the results to educate women on the need to eat healthily during pregnancy. Read More
Radiographers can add value in double reading of mammography
September 15, 2022 -- In countries with workforce constraints, could radiographers help with double reading of mammograms? Researchers from Nottingham, U.K., believe they can, and say their results support the use of physician extenders for breast screening. Read More
Ultrasound shows women with COVID history have stiffer placentas
August 29, 2022 -- Ultrasound elastography has highlighted differences in placental stiffness between pregnant women who recovered from COVID-19 compared with women with no history of COVID, Turkish researchers have reported. Read More
Radiation dose in mammography comes under close scrutiny
August 24, 2022 -- Setting radiation doses on mammography systems manually can potentially reduce exposure when imaging thicker breast tissue, but auto filtering is still the way to go in standard mammography practice, researchers from Singapore have found. Read More
German team unveils progress in planning breast cancer treatment
August 15, 2022 -- Cross-sectional supplemental imaging with MRI and CT can improve sensitivity when detecting tumors in axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer patients, researchers from Würzburg have reported. They published their results on 10 August in Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology. Read More
Metallic markers produce diverse range of artifacts in breast MRI
August 3, 2022 -- Radiologists must be aware that metallic markers are responsible for artifacts in breast MRI exams, according to Swiss researchers. These artifacts can be of different types and sizes, depending on the MRI sequence, magnetic field, and marker type, they say. Read More
French team shines light on use of ultrafast DCE-MRI in breast cancer
August 3, 2022 -- Breast MRI with an ultrafast dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) protocol can help predict complete pathologic response to breast cancer treatment, researchers from Paris have reported in a new study. Read More
Risk scores can boost assessment of dense breast tissue
August 1, 2022 -- Breast density continues to be a challenge for radiologists, but research from the U.K. and the Netherlands sheds new light on how imaging professionals can refine cancer risk estimates for women with dense breast tissue. Read More