How will AI adoption change the future role of radiographers?
March 27, 2023 -- A substantial increase in the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in clinical practice appears to be having a major impact on radiography practice, a new Swiss survey has shown. Educators must keep an eye on what's happening to better prepare students for their future, says radiographer Mélanie Champendal. Read More
U.K. team uses imaging to study sleep and obesity
March 27, 2023 -- A study using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scans to image obese patients suggests that increases in visceral body fat may be associated with an individual's quality of sleep, particularly duration, researchers from a top London facility have reported. Read More
Pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 have placental differences
March 24, 2023 -- Spanish scientists have discovered that Doppler ultrasound highlights several common placental differences in pregnant women who test positive for SARS-CoV-2. They found significantly higher placental thickness and umbilical vein flow values in women with the coronavirus. Read More
New data emerge on gadolinium's impact on water systems
March 23, 2023 -- Research from France and Hungary has highlighted the effects on water systems of gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents. Evidence is growing of the widespread dispersion of contrast agent waste in aquatic environments, particularly downstream from major cities. Read More
Spanish team underlines clinical value of rectal cancer MRI
March 22, 2023 -- MRI is a valuable tool for assessing critical anatomical landmarks and features that determine the prognosis and management of rectal cancer patients, a leading research group reported at ECR 2023. The modality's also useful for tumor staging and restaging. Read More
MRI artifacts still require significant care and attention
March 21, 2023 -- Even in the era of artificial intelligence, MRI artifacts can lead to interpretation mistakes or misdiagnoses, and it's vital to identify them, investigate their causes, and formulate a strategy to minimize or avoid them, award-winning researchers stated at ECR 2023. Read More
PET/CT reveals how COVID-19 manifests in critically ill patients
March 21, 2023 -- A research group from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands has highlighted findings from whole-body F-18 FDG-PET/CT that show how COVID-19 manifests in critically ill patients. Read More
Trophy joy: Winners of EuroMinnies 2023 collect their prizes
March 20, 2023 -- Today we've posted photos of the Eurominnies 2023 winners receiving their awards. The sheer delight and immense pride and satisfaction are evident from the reactions of the trophy recipients. Read More
Whole-body MRI proves viable option for lung cancer staging
March 20, 2023 -- Whole-body MRI with diffusion-weighted imaging is a viable alternative to F-18 FDG-PET/CT imaging for lung cancer staging, according to a new assessment presented at the recent ECR meeting in Vienna. Read More
SPECT comparable to conventional gamma for detecting heart attack
March 17, 2023 -- SPECT cameras with cadmium zinc telluride detectors perform comparably to conventional gamma devices for imaging patients with suspected heart attack, Swedish researchers have reported. Read More