Breast imaging-based risk model identifies high-risk women
March 29, 2023 -- Researchers from the renowned Karolinska Institute in Sweden have described an imaging-based risk model that could identify which patients are likely to benefit from supplemental breast screening. Read More
How will AI adoption change the future role of radiographers?
March 28, 2023 -- A substantial increase in the clinical implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) is having major impact on radiography practice, a new Swiss survey has shown. Educators must watch events closely to prepare students for the future, says radiographer Mélanie Champendal. Read More
6 ways to foster a 'no blame' safety reporting culture
March 28, 2023 -- Mistakes happen in radiology. And while some safety incidents have significant consequences, others have no significance at all -- in fact, most incidents are often dealt with locally and rather quickly, Prof. Louise Rainford from Dublin writes in a column. Read More
Simple x-ray protocol can reduce radiation dose in obese patients
March 28, 2023 -- Having obese patients use handheld cotton bands to move belly fat during pelvic x-ray examinations can reduce their radiation exposure and improve image quality, a Slovenian study has found. 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