Saluti! Ultrasound can help make red wine even more drinkable
November 25, 2021 -- Researchers from Northern Italy have found that ultrasound used to treat red wine significantly affects some chemical properties and taste sensations of the beverage, while improving its color and texture by not degrading the micronutrients. Read More
Is low-dose CT adequate to diagnose appendicitis?
November 24, 2021 -- Investigators from Finland have found appendicitis can be diagnosed with a low-dose CT protocol just as well as with CT at a standard radiation dose. Low-dose CT can also differentiate between cases that may require surgery, they said. Read More
The show goes on: ESR vows to push ahead with in-person congress
November 23, 2021 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is pressing on with plans to stage ECR 2022 as a face-to-face meeting in Vienna, despite the national lockdown that has now begun in Austria. Read More
Coroner gives verdict on patient death after 'wellness scan'
November 23, 2021 -- A coroner plans to refer two doctors -- including a radiologist -- to the Australian authorities after the death of a woman who had a "wellness scan," according to a local media report posted on 22 November. The coroner says profits were put before patients, and he is calling for an audit of all private radiology clinics. Read More
Aachen group gets set to unveil new findings on breast MRI
November 23, 2021 -- The German research team led by Dr. Christiane Kuhl has studied the systemic effects of intrauterine contraceptive devices on the body and believes this may have an impact on the accuracy of breast MRI. The group will present its results at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
Danish team shines light on AI's impact on productivity
November 22, 2021 -- Danish researchers have reported that artificial intelligence (AI) software can offer much value in radiology, but those benefits don't have to come at the cost of added burden for radiologists. Read More
German experts call for better reimbursement of cardiac imaging
November 22, 2021 -- How well are patients with heart disease provided with imaging services in Germany? Recent analysis suggests that while there is an established network of specialist radiological facilities and experts, there is scope for improvement, particularly when it comes to reimbursement. Read More
U.K. radiology mourns MSK specialist Charles Wakeley
November 19, 2021 -- Dr. Charles John Wakeley (1959-2021) worked as a musculoskeletal (MSK) radiologist in Bristol, U.K., for 27 years. He was past president of the British Society of Skeletal Radiologists, senior examiner for the Royal College of Radiologists, and associate editor of Clinical Radiology. Dr. Adrian Thomas pays tribute to him. Read More
Gadolinium levels in German rivers come under the microscope
November 18, 2021 -- Scientists have published new evidence of concentrations of gadolinium detected in rivers in the Muenster area of western Germany. The contamination is linked with the release of gadolinium-based contrast agents used in MRI. Read More
Lifting the gloom: 10 tips on how to spread workplace joy
November 17, 2021 -- Does your work atmosphere feel joyful? Is your department overflowing with positive energy? If not, authors in the European Journal of Radiology have offered advice on creating joy in the workplace. Read More