What's new in noninvasive detection of skin cancer?
November 27, 2020 -- Researchers led by Prof. Abraham Katzir from Tel Aviv, Israel, have developed and tested a fiberoptic evanescent wave spectroscopy system that can noninvasively identify and characterize skin cancers. They successfully identified cancerous lesions on patients' skin by touching the suspicious regions for 30 seconds with an optical fiber connected to a mid-infrared (IR) spectrometer.  Discuss
Ultrasound detects DVT in severe COVID-19 cases
November 26, 2020 -- French researchers have found that COVID-19 patients treated with increased anticoagulation therapy had a significantly lower prevalence of proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) compared with those who received standard treatment. Importantly, they used systemic ultrasound screening in all cases.  Discuss
Total-body PET can prove a game changer
November 25, 2020 -- Higher image quality, lower patient and staff radiation exposure, simultaneous multiorgan imaging, and expanded range for optimal dose imaging are among the significant advantages that total-body PET can bring to the clinical setting, according to a leading hybrid imaging expert.  Discuss
How much emphasis should we put on cost-effectiveness?
November 24, 2020 -- After a long discussion with his doctor, a patient with an abdominal aortic aneurysm selects a treatment option that is not cost-effective. Interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond reflects on the ethical and moral dilemmas posed by such a case and by the costly technological advances that doctors want to offer patients but may be unaffordable for society.  Discuss
Nominations open for EuroMinnies 2021 award scheme
November 23, 2020 -- has launched the third edition of the EuroMinnies, an annual event designed to recognize achievements in European radiology. The search is on to find out who will follow in the footsteps of Christiane Kuhl, Laura Oleaga, and other previous winners.  Discuss
Breast screening proves most effective in women over 65
November 23, 2020 -- The effect of breast screening is stronger and longer-lasting in women who are 65 and older, but it remains highly relevant for younger women, according to new data from England published on 23 November in the British Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
Dutch finetune CT reporting system for COVID-19
November 20, 2020 -- A team from Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is reporting success with a COVID-19 CT reporting system called CO-RADS. It can help clinicians quickly diagnose the disease when patients present in the emergency department.  Discuss
Automated lung CT analysis predicts COVID-19 outcomes
November 19, 2020 -- Automated assessment of ground-glass opacities on lung CT exams in patients with suspected COVID-19 correlates well with clinical outcomes and shows potential as an objective biomarker for evaluating the severity of lung injury, according to research published online on 13 November in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine.  Discuss
Magic in our hands: 3D printing comes of age
November 19, 2020 -- 3D printing is set to play an increasingly important role in clinical practice due to the wide range of applications for surgical planning and therapy as well as education and training in different branches of medicine, researchers from Serbia have reported.  Discuss
Spanish team shows lung damage in 'long COVID' cases
November 18, 2020 -- A group from La Paz University Hospital in Madrid has used ultrasound to document lung abnormalities in patients who recovered from COVID-19 but still had persistent symptoms months later. The study adds to the growing body of evidence of lingering COVID-19 symptoms.  Discuss