RADIOLOGY NEWS
French team hits the right note in thyroid study
January 15, 2021 -- A research group from Tours, France, has reported the initial success of a thyroid cancer screening technique called vocal passive elastography. The method can detect abnormally stiff tissues on ultrasound when participants sing the "eeee" sound.  Discuss
Imaging mourns loss of cardiac pioneer Simon Rees
January 14, 2021 -- Dr. Simon Rees, the eminent cardiac radiologist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to the man who helped care for the British royal family, who was the only doctor on duty when a major air disaster occurred, and whose overwhelming passion outside of radiology was hunting.  Discuss
Hybrid imaging gives boost to ovarian biopsies
January 13, 2021 -- Investigators from the University of Cambridge in the U.K. have used a targeted, ultrasound-guided tissue biopsy method that superimposed CT images with tumor habitat maps onto ultrasound images in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer.  Discuss
CT proves indispensable in lung transplant cases
January 12, 2021 -- Radiologists from the hospital that carried out the first lung transplant in France on a COVID-19 patient have shared their experiences and knowledge of how imaging can help to improve outcome and minimize the risk of rejection of the transplanted organ.  Discuss
Belgian team develops novel way to assess fatigue
January 12, 2021 -- A research group from Belgium has successfully tested a nonintrusive technique to objectively measure the tiredness levels of radiologists. Their ultimate goal is to improve fatigue detection algorithms and make them more reliable.  Discuss
Lung CT scans help predict COVID-19 mortality risk
January 12, 2021 -- Investigators have found that volumetric analysis of lung consolidation on chest CT scans can be used to forecast the risk of COVID-19 patients dying in the hospital and aid in management decisions. They published their results online on 6 January in European Journal of Radiology Open.  Discuss
What does it take to do great research?
January 11, 2021 -- Top researchers must be committed and intellectually able, establish a strong track record, and perform well in audits, according to oncology imaging expert Prof. Fiona Gilbert. Along with Dr. Erika Denton and Prof. Amaka Offiah, she has given practical research tips in a free podcast.  Discuss
New study investigates what influences mammography
January 11, 2021 -- Breast cancer cases are growing in Turkey and other low- and middle-income countries, prompting researchers to look for factors that may influence whether a woman decides to participate in mammography or clinical breast examinations.  Discuss
Germans shine light on family breast cancer history
January 8, 2021 -- A large German study has found that women with a family history of breast cancer had a higher rate of cancers detected on imaging and cancers that were a smaller size at diagnosis. The results suggest the higher cancer detection rate may be tied to additional screening rather than family history.  Discuss
Social media and the dominant power of an image
January 7, 2021 -- Posting beautiful images may show the success of an intervention, but it raises confidentiality issues and like Instagram, it represents a filtered and distorted version of reality, Dr. Chris Hammond writes. Used properly, however, social media is an exciting and powerful tool.  Discuss