The curtain falls on Europe's era of independent practitioners
May 18, 2021 -- The infrastructure of radiology is changing rapidly and a new landscape is emerging. The single, independent "universal" imaging specialist is becoming a thing of the past. What factors lie behind this major trend? The Maverinck investigates. Read More
Oxbridge team collects top award for 7T study of long COVID
May 18, 2021 -- Researchers from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, U.K., have developed a protocol for proton MR spectroscopy for evaluating brainstem function in patients recovering from COVID-19. They received a magna cum laude award at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual congress. Read More
Ransomware attack leaves Irish radiology reeling after IT shutdown
May 17, 2021 -- Radiologists across Ireland are battling hard to deliver services to patients after a ransomware attack led to the closure of many computer systems on Friday. The major disruption looks set to last for several days. Read More
Trauma imaging volume falls sharply in pandemic in Germany
May 17, 2021 -- COVID-19 restrictions have led to a significant decline in trauma injuries that require imaging, says Prof. Dr. Michael Lell from Nuremberg, Germany, in a Q&A interview. For night-duty CT scans of the midface, the fall has been around 35%. Read More
Signs of early cardiac damage boosts risk of death in COVID cases
May 14, 2021 -- Researchers from London and Wuhan, China, have found that first-phase ejection fraction on echocardiography scans was strongly associated with survival in COVID-19. The measurement seems to reflect a connection between COVID-19 severity and preexisting preclinical heart failure. Read More
Latest analysis from global survey provides window into AI's future
May 13, 2021 -- The second part of an international survey of over 1,000 radiologists and residents about artificial intelligence (AI) in imaging has shown that nearly 80% of respondents want the subspecialty to be included in residency training. The survey shines a light on what role AI is expected to have in the future and the perceived hurdles to its implementation. Read More
U.K. issues advice on how to handle inappropriate radiology requests
May 12, 2021 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has released new guidelines about vetting, triaging, and canceling unnecessary requests for imaging. The aim is to reduce waste and radiation exposure and ensure all examinations are appropriate. Read More
Fresh data emerge on pulmonary embolism in COVID-19 patients
May 11, 2021 -- Pulmonary embolism occurs most often in COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit, followed by those treated on general wards and the emergency room, Dutch authors have reported. Also, pulmonary embolism is more commonly located in peripheral rather than central pulmonary arteries, which suggests local thrombosis plays a major role. Read More
More clinical exchange can help bolster image interpretation
May 11, 2021 -- Direct communication between radiologists and patients resulted in a change in the radiological reports of 52 out of 122 cases (nearly 43%) in a new Swiss-Austrian study published online recently in European Radiology. Read More
Inquest investigates death of woman after wellness scan
May 10, 2021 -- Australian authorities are investigating the death of a Melbourne woman who died from a contrast reaction during a heart CT scan as part of a workplace wellness program. The focus is on the radiologist on duty at the time of the scan. Read More