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French team develops cardiac MRI technique for COVID-19 detection
September 24, 2021 -- Investigators from Bordeaux, France, have used a high-resolution cardiac MRI technique to diagnose myocardial injuries in patients with COVID-19. They published their results on 18 September in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
GE to acquire ultrasound firm BK Medical for 1.3B euros
September 23, 2021 -- GE Healthcare has signed a deal to acquire specialty ultrasound and surgical visualization developer BK Medical for $1.45 billion U.S. (1.23 billion euros). GE said the acquisition will help its $3 billion (2.6 billions euros) ultrasound business expand into surgical and therapeutic interventions. Read More
Novel x-ray method promises dramatic cut in radiation dose
September 23, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography with monochromatic x-rays provides a simpler and more effective imaging technique at substantially lower radiation dose, two global researchers wrote in the European Journal of Radiology on 18 September. Read More
Predatory journals represent serious global threat
September 22, 2021 -- Open access publishing for aspiring radiology authors is growing fast, but it's a corrupt scene that ultimately pollutes science to the tune of $77 million a year in fees, according to new research. Read More
10 new cases highlight trainees' reporting errors
September 21, 2021 -- Two researchers have presented detailed analysis of 10 cases involving errors by radiology trainees in their preliminary reports during out-of-hours cover. The authors' aim is to reframe mistakes into a learning opportunity for others and provide practical suggestions on how to reduce future errors. Read More
What's radiology's role when it comes to epidemics?
September 21, 2021 -- A special exhibition on epidemics is due to open its doors soon in Hildesheim, Germany. This major event provides a great opportunity for us to think about where exactly medical imaging fits in, the Maverinck writes. Read More
Athlete narrowly avoids MRI accident at Tokyo Paralympics
September 20, 2021 -- A serious adverse event almost occurred in the MRI scanning suite during the recent Paralympic Games in Tokyo, chief radiologist Dr. Yukihisa Saida has revealed. The incident indicates the importance of finding out exactly what materials an artificial limb is made from. Read More
CT reveals shocking injury caused by COVID-19 nasal swab
September 20, 2021 -- A Czech team has treated a patient for a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak after a COVID-19 test with a nasal swab led to an injury at the base of his skull. This is thought to be the first case of a CSF fistula after nasal swab testing in a healthy patient with no preexisting skull base condition. Read More
1.5T MRI matches 3T for image quality in hip study
September 16, 2021 -- Multiparametric MRI on 3-tesla scanners showed little advantage over 1.5-tesla imaging in a direct comparison in prostate cancer patients with total hip replacements. The German study was published on 11 September in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Swiss group underlines potential benefits of second-look PET/CT
September 15, 2021 -- Investigators from Bern in Switzerland think a second PET/CT scan is worthwhile before radiotherapy treatment, especially when delays of over four weeks occur after initial scans in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell cancer. Read More
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