Chest CT can help identify incidental and suspicious breast lesions
June 21, 2021 -- Radiologists should keep in mind breast cancer when interpreting chest CT scans acquired in women for other indications, according to researchers from the University Hospital Regensburg in Germany. A thorough examination of the breast on routine chest CT exams is crucial, they say. Read More
U.K. team unveils progress on texture analysis of placental MRI
June 7, 2021 -- Apparent diffusion coefficient MRI values are an important potential marker for the future evaluation of placenta accreta spectrum and can help boost confidence in the radiological diagnosis, researchers from Sheffield have reported at the virtual UK Imaging & Oncology Congress. Read More
Hybrid imaging can help reduce biopsy rates in breast cancer cases
June 4, 2021 -- German investigators have found that FDG-PET/MRI outperformed ultrasound and MRI for the detection of axillary lymph node metastases. When combined with ultrasound, the hybrid technique may also boost accuracy and avoid the need for invasive biopsies, they said. Read More
How does AI promise to shape the future of medical physics?
May 28, 2021 -- Much has been said about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on radiology, but AI also looks set to transform medical physics. This interview with Irina Grigorescu of King's College London focuses on how AI can eventually become part of standard clinical practice. Read More
U.K. study highlights limitations of lumbar spine x-ray
May 26, 2021 -- In a large group of women in England, researchers found no associations between reported levels of disability due to lower back pain and lumbar segment degeneration, the presence of bone spurs, and disk space narrowing observed on spine x-rays. Their study appeared on 20 May in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Wide-scale disruption continues in Ireland after cyberattack
May 20, 2021 -- Radiology service providers across Ireland are still facing major difficulties in the wake of last Friday's ransomware attack that caused the shutdown of many computer systems. There are now media reports of the hackers posting patient data online to bolster their demands for a $20 million ransom. Read More
Swedish group investigates how AI can enhance breast screening
May 20, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) has drawn significant interest lately for its potential to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of breast cancer screening programs. Researchers from Sweden are putting that idea to the test in a large randomized prospective trial that will enroll 100,000 women. Read More
Ransomware attack leaves Irish radiology reeling after IT shutdown
May 17, 2021 -- Radiologists across Ireland are battling hard to deliver services to patients after a ransomware attack led to the closure of many computer systems on Friday. The major disruption looks set to last for several days. Read More
Novel research from Spain underlines potential of breast AI
May 7, 2021 -- A study of nearly 16,000 women has shown an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can sharply reduce radiologist workload for screening mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis exams without having a major impact on sensitivity. Read More
10 things angry patients say about radiologists in bad reviews
May 6, 2021 -- Most patients are extremely satisfied with their radiologist, but there's still scope to reduce the number of negative experiences, according to the authors of a Dutch survey. They've included details of 10 deeply critical reviews from which lessons can be learned. Read More