Achenbach insists CT has role in COVID-19 cases
March 31, 2020 -- CT does have a crucial part to play in COVID-19 cases. That's the view of top cardiac imaging expert Dr. Stephan Achenbach, although he admits it only has a limited role and his department has so far only seen around 10 patients with the disease.  Discuss
MRI illustrates how pediatric brains can recover
March 30, 2020 -- Swiss researchers have identified several key MRI-based indicators that can help determine how well pediatric patients will recover from a brain injury. They published their study findings online on 19 March in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Hype over AI may be putting patients' lives at risk
March 27, 2020 -- Exaggerated claims and a lack of quality may mean that some artificial intelligence (AI) studies mislead the media and public, ending up with the provision of inappropriate care that harms patients' interests, according to an article published on 25 March in the BMJ.  Discuss
Kuhl: COVID-19 is a crisis of biblical proportions
March 26, 2020 -- Anyone who doubts the severity of the threat posed by the COVID-19 crisis should listen to the latest assessment from Dr. Christiane Kuhl, the leading breast imaging researcher. "This is a crisis of biblical proportions," she told on 24 March.  Discuss
MRI helps create measures for normal fetal development
March 25, 2020 -- Using MRI, Israeli researchers have established a set of benchmark measurements for fetal facial and cranial structures to help chart development over multiple gestation weeks. Their findings were published on 12 March in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Can ultrasound be used effectively for COVID-19?
March 24, 2020 -- Medical staff in Italy and Spain are using ultrasound to assist with critical decisions about diagnosis, treatment, and admission amid the coronavirus epidemic that has overwhelmed health systems and led to shortages of tests, ventilators, and other crucial supplies.  Discuss
Europe seeks to harness power of AI in COVID-19 crisis
March 24, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) may soon have a central role to play in the global battle against COVID-19. A European campaign is underway to develop a deep learning-based model for the automated detection of abnormalities on chest CT and for quantifying lung involvement.  Discuss
PET can help predict survival in prostate cancer
March 23, 2020 -- German and Swiss researchers have developed a PET-based risk classification metric for prostate cancer patients to help predict their survival without disease recurrence. They published their findings on 16 March in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
10 key actions to implement molecular radiotherapy
March 23, 2020 -- A European team of nuclear medicine specialists has proposed a 10-point plan to overcome the barriers to the clinical implementation of molecular radiotherapy. The plan was published online on 13 March by the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
FDG-PET helps forecast outcome in neuroendocrine tumors
March 20, 2020 -- FDG-PET/CT can be used to classify neuroendocrine tumor patients into different prognostic categories for peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, German researchers have found. The decision to perform FDG-PET/CT should be based on the grading, time course of the disease, speed of progression, total tumor mass, and other criteria, they say.  Discuss