RADIOLOGY NEWS
Tattoos and MRI: RF-induced heating may pose risk
August 11, 2020 -- The permanent tattoos of patients represent an important potential safety hazard during MRI, and the shape of the tattoo is the major factor in increasing the radiofrequency (RF) heating effects, researchers are reporting at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
Curiosity and teamwork can bring career success
August 11, 2020 -- Be curious, follow your passion, dare to be different, listen to criticism, and work in teams, delegates were told in Sunday's keynote lecture on MRI and pediatric brain development at the ISMRM & SMRT Virtual Conference & Exhibition.  Discuss
Can AI lower radiologists' mammography workload?
August 10, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based software can reliably categorize a significant percentage of negative screening mammograms as normal, potentially decreasing mammography reading workload for radiologists by more than half, according to two presentations made at the recent ECR 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss
Implantable hearing devices cause MRI safety concerns
August 10, 2020 -- Several hundred adverse events during MRI scans of patients with implantable hearing devices have occurred in the past decade, particularly in patients with cochlear implants, Belgian researchers are reporting at this week's International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual conference.  Discuss
Dutch team uses deep learning to assess COVID-19 cases
August 7, 2020 -- A Dutch group has developed a system of three deep-learning algorithms that automatically segments the five pulmonary lobes. It can assess CT severity scores per lobe and be used to quantify lung damage in COVID-19 patients.  Discuss
Why Siemens, Varian deal is a win-win for both companies
August 6, 2020 -- News of the deal between Siemens Healthineers and Varian Medical Systems will have caught many industry onlookers off guard on Sunday evening. In a new analysis, Stephen Holloway of Signify Research explains why the deal is a great fit for both companies.  Discuss
Can AI give radiology the urgent jump-start it needs?
August 6, 2020 -- In the past, healthcare has adopted new technology at a similar pace to a supertanker. Now that the healthcare supertanker has been driven into the eye of the COVID-19 storm, there's a strong need to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) and new ways of working, writes Ross Upton, PhD.  Discuss
Italian survey identifies more ultrasound use in pandemic
August 5, 2020 -- The more widespread use of lung ultrasonography by physicians in the COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for much of the modality's recent growth, a survey by the Italian thoracic ultrasound academy has found. The full results have been published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Standing on the outside lookin' in: X-rays through glass
August 4, 2020 -- A multidisciplinary Australian team is investigating a technique for taking chest x-rays through glass. It allows the x-ray unit to remain outside an isolated patient's room -- conserving personal protective equipment, reducing radiographer risk, speeding up the process, and strengthening defense against COVID-19, writes Zoe Brady, PhD.  Discuss
How to spot hepatic pseudolesions on CT
August 3, 2020 -- Medical imaging professionals must brush up on their ability to identify and diagnose hepatic pseudolesions on CT because of the close resemblance of pseudolesions to primary tumors and metastases of the liver, according to prizewinning research from Romania presented at ECR 2020 Online.  Discuss