Week in Review: Russian radiology without Sergey Morozov | Coping with COVID in Rome | Austrians focus on long-term lung damage

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

Opposition to the Ukraine war among Russian physicians grew steadily after the invasion of 24 February, and nearly 18,000 of them are thought to have signed an open petition that is now closed after legislation made anti-war sentiments a crime. The campaign took a new turn this week after the departure of Prof. Sergey Morozov, PhD.

Morozov is a bright, talented, and charismatic person. When I last interviewed him face-to-face at ECR 2018, I recall thinking he'd make an excellent minister of health. He never mentioned any political aspirations, but he showed during his two years as president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics that he could lead and inspire.

It must have been an agonizing decision for Morozov to cut ties with his home country and leave the official political and medical system of a huge city. One thing's for sure, his exit will have a major impact on radiology in Russia.

Over the past couple of years, discussions about the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on radiology departments have tended to lack detailed statistics. Mindful of this fact, Prof. Andrea Laghi and his colleagues in Rome have conducted an in-depth study of imaging workflow in 2020, and their research deserves a close look. Go to the CT Community to learn more.

It's well known that pneumonia can damage the lungs, but what is less understood is how COVID-19 pneumonia affects the lungs long-term. Austrian researchers have reported new findings on this topic.

Evidence shows lung cancer screening with low-dose CT reduces mortality from the disease, but all eligible individuals may not be benefitting equally. New research published in the BMJ has found that although lung cancer screening recommendations released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in 2013 did save lives -- more than 10,000 over four years -- this benefit was strongest among white people and those who live in higher-income areas.

Finally, the winners of the 2022 EuroMinnies awards have received their trophies, and we thought you'd enjoy seeing some uplifting photos of the prizewinners.

Page 1 of 1247
Next Page