Week in Review: AI moves ahead in prostate cancer | Future role of MRI radiomics | Helicopters boost care in Bavaria

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

Clearing the backlog of scans on cancer patients resulting from the pandemic remains a top priority for radiology departments across Europe, and most experts agree artificial intelligence (AI) has a vital role to play here. But in which clinical cases does AI have the greatest potential in cancer imaging?

Researchers from Freiburg, Germany, led by the highly respected radiologist Prof. Dr. Michael Bock, are convinced that prostate cancer is a key area for AI. In a new study, the group has used deep learning to improve the segmentation of prostate tumors in multiparametric MRI. Find out more in the MRI Community.

Like Bock, Prof. Dr. Marion Smits, PhD, is a researcher who always deserves to be listened to. At the recent International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual congress, she gave the inaugural lecture in memory of MRI pioneer Richard Ernst, PhD. Her illuminating discussion of the future role of MRI radiomics provided much food for thought.

A flying intervention team was established in 2018 for primary stroke centers in Bavaria, Germany, and each year it treats approximately 5,500 patients with acute stroke. Radiologists are an important part of this service. Don't miss our news report.

Wrist fractures typically account for around 25% of fractures seen in children, yet evidence suggests this type is also among the most commonly missed on x-rays. To improve the situation, Austrian investigators have built up a large annotated public dataset of x-ray images.

Last but not least, we have an uplifting article about how technology can help clinicians intervene more quickly to prevent cardiac arrest in very sick patients. Learn more in the CT Community.

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