3D printing makes giant strides in liver
December 2, 2020 -- 3D models that combine vascular and biliary anatomy using different imaging techniques can contribute to more rigorous planning of complex liver operations, including hepatic resections, living-donor transplantation, vascular intervention procedures, and biliary reconstruction surgery, Portuguese researchers have reported at the RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
ECR 2021 may still take place onsite in Vienna
December 1, 2020 -- Don't give up on the idea of attending a "real" conference in the spring. That's the message of ESR President Prof. Dr. Michael Fuchsjäger, who remains optimistic about a face-to-face congress happening in Vienna between 3 and 7 March 2021. A mass COVID-19 testing program is underway in the Austrian capital, and the outcome of the testing and the availability of vaccines look set to influence the final decision.  Discuss
Involve medical students in reporting, Swiss team urges
December 1, 2020 -- Integrating medical students into the radiology reading room can have major long-term benefits, and the accuracy of medical students' reports is only slightly inferior to that of first-year residents, Swiss researchers have reported at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
What's the German experience of COVID-19 imaging?
November 30, 2020 -- Radiologists from Hamburg, Germany, have presented comprehensive new data at RSNA 2020 about the use of CT and radiography in COVID-19 cases during the first wave of the pandemic. Their analysis may have important implications for the creation of staffing models in all departments.  Discuss
Chest experts unveil COVID-19 findings at RSNA meeting
November 30, 2020 -- CT is showing value in assessing the prevalence and severity of COVID-19 and evaluating ongoing conditions, especially when combined with artificial intelligence, according to presentations delivered by three thoracic specialists on Sunday at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss
What's new in noninvasive detection of skin cancer?
November 27, 2020 -- Researchers led by Prof. Abraham Katzir from Tel Aviv, Israel, have developed and tested a fiberoptic evanescent wave spectroscopy system that can noninvasively identify and characterize skin cancers. They successfully identified cancerous lesions on patients' skin by touching the suspicious regions for 30 seconds with an optical fiber connected to a mid-infrared (IR) spectrometer.  Discuss
Ultrasound detects DVT in severe COVID-19 cases
November 26, 2020 -- French researchers have found that COVID-19 patients treated with increased anticoagulation therapy had a significantly lower prevalence of proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) compared with those who received standard treatment. Importantly, they used systemic ultrasound screening in all cases.  Discuss
Total-body PET can prove a game changer
November 25, 2020 -- Higher image quality, lower patient and staff radiation exposure, simultaneous multiorgan imaging, and expanded range for optimal dose imaging are among the significant advantages that total-body PET can bring to the clinical setting, according to a leading hybrid imaging expert.  Discuss
How much emphasis should we put on cost-effectiveness?
November 24, 2020 -- After a long discussion with his doctor, a patient with an abdominal aortic aneurysm selects a treatment option that is not cost-effective. Interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond reflects on the ethical and moral dilemmas posed by such a case and by the costly technological advances that doctors want to offer patients but may be unaffordable for society.  Discuss
Nominations open for EuroMinnies 2021 award scheme
November 23, 2020 -- has launched the third edition of the EuroMinnies, an annual event designed to recognize achievements in European radiology. The search is on to find out who will follow in the footsteps of Christiane Kuhl, Laura Oleaga, and other previous winners.  Discuss