Week in Review: Maskell gives wake-up call to radiology in England | Investigation shows failure to read scans | How to use lung ultrasound in COVID-19 cases

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

If anybody knows what radiology services are really like in England, that person must be Dr. Giles Maskell.

Over an 18-month period before the pandemic, his team visited 143 hospitals and clinics. He presented his verdict in a powerful session held at the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress, which draws to a close today. Maskell did not hold back, and his honest assessment deserves close scrutiny. Find out more in the MRI Community.

In many ways, New Zealand has seemed like a shining example of how to minimize the disruption and distress caused by COVID-19, but the kiwis do occasionally get it wrong. A damning report published this week exposed the bad practice of a midwife who didn't bother to read radiology reports. She said she was too busy. Go to the Women's Imaging Community for our full coverage.

How can lung ultrasound be used effectively in suspected cases of COVID-19? Dr. Dirk-André Clevert and his colleagues in the European Society of Radiology's Ultrasound Subcommittee have addressed this question in a new consensus statement.

In other news, researchers from Turkey have found that an artificial intelligence algorithm was able to identify kidney stones -- even very small stones -- at an extremely high level of accuracy on CT.

Chest CT isn't usually associated with breast cancer detection, but maybe it should be: The modality can identify incidental, suspicious breast lesions in women undergoing the exam for other reasons, and many of these lesions are malignant, according to a German study.

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