RADIOLOGY NEWS
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 AuntMinnieEurope.com 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
How radiology can get ready for coronavirus crisis
March 19, 2020 -- An international team of imaging specialists has issued a list of best practices for preparedness during the coronavirus crisis. There is a checklist for each of the four main areas: limit exposure to the virus, determine best use of imaging, protect staff, and maintain operations.  Discuss
3D printing enhances CT segmentation for brain disease
March 18, 2020 -- Researchers from the U.K. and Sweden have created a realistic 3D-printed brain based on MR images. The model is ideal for refining brain CT segmentation workflows, which, in turn, may improve the evaluation of neurological disorders on CT.  Discuss