RADIOLOGY NEWS
Has COVID-19 changed children's imaging forever?
June 14, 2021 -- Toys, distraction aids, and themed decorations in waiting areas are no longer used to calm anxious patients before a scan at Nottingham Children's Hospital, and personal protective equipment has resulted in far fewer smiles, according to a presentation at the U.K. Imaging and Oncology Congress. Read More
Lung ultrasound can pinpoint congestion in hemodialysis patients
June 11, 2021 -- Scientists from the National Research Council of Italy have found patients with end-stage kidney disease who underwent lung ultrasound showed significantly less frequent episodes of decompensated heart failure and major cardiovascular events. Read More
How to find the winning formula in sports imaging
June 10, 2021 -- What personal qualities and skills does a sports radiologist need? On the eve of the Euros, a leading U.K. specialist gives a masterclass in sports radiology and outlines how best to diagnose injuries in elite athletes. Read More
Simple steps can markedly improve x-ray for spinal surgery
June 9, 2021 -- Novel research has shown that a basic technique providing three-point support for scoliosis patients during slot-scanning digital radiography works well for evaluating them prior to spinal fusion surgery. Investigators illustrated the method on 1 June in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
What does the future hold now for low-field MRI systems?
June 8, 2021 -- Low-field MRI is a highly promising area, and by changing your mindset and nurturing an interest in going lower in terms of field strength, you can embrace different challenges and achieve success, says Swiss expert Mathieu Sarracanie, PhD, in an exclusive interview. Read More
Husband: I was a 'half-baked radiologist' working in the dark!
June 8, 2021 -- When Prof. Janet Husband was a trainee, radiology took place largely behind closed doors. Then a life-changing moment in 1972 made her realize CT's vast potential and she never looked back. To celebrate CT's 50 birthday, the grand dame of British radiology reflects on the modality's rich history and bright future. Read More
U.K. team unveils progress on texture analysis of placental MRI
June 7, 2021 -- Apparent diffusion coefficient MRI values are an important potential marker for the future evaluation of placenta accreta spectrum and can help boost confidence in the radiological diagnosis, researchers from Sheffield have reported at the virtual UK Imaging & Oncology Congress. Read More
Hybrid imaging can help reduce biopsy rates in breast cancer cases
June 4, 2021 -- German investigators have found that FDG-PET/MRI outperformed ultrasound and MRI for the detection of axillary lymph node metastases. When combined with ultrasound, the hybrid technique may also boost accuracy and avoid the need for invasive biopsies, they said. Read More
Italian AI team determines COVID-19 risk on lung ultrasound
June 3, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) researchers from Italy have used deep-learning algorithms to automatically provide risk scores on lung ultrasound exams in COVID-19 patients. They published their results online on 27 May. Read More
HSE makes steady progress in restoring Irish health IT systems
June 2, 2021 -- The Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland has revealed that steady progress is being made on restoring IT systems and it has taken a high court order against the hackers in the aftermath of the recent cyberattack. But challenges still remain, the HSE said on 1 June. Read More