RADIOLOGY NEWS
U.K. group tests PET tracer for Alzheimer's disease
July 23, 2021 -- A research group from Imperial College London in the U.K. used a new choline-11-based PET radiotracer to identify brain activity that could be linked to the formation of plaque in people with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Read More
International guidelines promise to transform imaging of MS
July 22, 2021 -- Why is new advice on imaging of multiple sclerosis (MS) so important in everyday clinical practice, and how do patients benefit from it? Prof. Dr. Mike P. Wattjes from Hannover discusses the new guidance in a Q&A interview. Read More
Swiss team finds Vulcan salute detects painful foot neuroma
July 21, 2021 -- Researchers from Zurich have reported that Mr. Spock's Vulcan salute on x-ray can help diagnose Morton's neuroma. They published their findings on 14 July in Skeletal Radiology. Read More
Keeping aware of renal complications can help save lives
July 20, 2021 -- Prompt recognition of the complications from renal interventions is vital -- particularly given the potential threat to life -- and building up a greater understanding of early and delayed complications can allow radiologists to direct the management of patients, new research has found. Read More
European Diploma in Radiology adapts to life under COVID-19
July 20, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has represented a major challenge for organizers of training programs and board examinations, but everyone at the European Board of Radiology has worked tirelessly to identify solutions that minimize the impact on the European Diploma in Radiology, writes Prof. Dr. Laura Oleaga, PhD. Read More
It's official: Pandemic led to more stress and new work practices
July 19, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted anxiety and stress levels among radiographers and caused significant changes in working methods and workload, a U.K. study has found. Read More
POCUS decision-support algorithm aids diagnosis of transient synovitis
July 16, 2021 -- A point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) decision-support algorithm can help to identify transient synovitis in pediatric patients. It includes a set of five clinical criteria that must be met, followed by bedside ultrasonography of the hip joint. Read More
McCoubrie elaborates on golden rules for radiology reports
July 15, 2021 -- Clarity of communication lies at the heart of radiology reporting, and it's important to bear in mind that a good test is ruined by a poor report. So says Dr. Paul McCoubrie, who has spoken about his approach in a new podcast. Read More
Swedish MRI study adds momentum to prostate cancer screening
July 14, 2021 -- A group from the Karolinska in Stockholm has reported that using MRI for prostate cancer screening finds clinically significant cancer and reduces unnecessary biopsies. The team published its results on 9 July in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
Concern grows in Ireland over fallout from cyberattack
July 13, 2021 -- Two months after a major cyberattack in Ireland, the full consequences for patients and healthcare services are only starting to emerge. A particular worry is those studies which had to be postponed due to IT problems, according to Dr. Adrian Brady from Cork. Read More