RADIOLOGY NEWS
Parma team shares experiences of COVID-19 pandemic
April 2, 2020 -- Dr. Nicola Sverzellati, head of the radiology unit at the academic hospital of Parma, located in one of Italy's worst-affected areas, presented guidance on how radiologists across the world could deal with the COVID-19 crisis and tips on differentiation at CT.  Discuss
Chinese team uses PET/CT on COVID-19 patients
April 2, 2020 -- Four patients with suspected COVID-19 underwent FDG-PET/CT at a Chinese hospital. The authors presented their findings online in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging on 25 March.  Discuss
Can AI help detect tuberculosis on chest x-rays?
April 1, 2020 -- International researchers have assessed the performance of artificial intelligence (AI) software developed in the Netherlands on a dataset of more than 5,000 chest x-rays. In regions where tuberculosis is endemic, the system allows for testing of many subjects at a fraction of the cost, they say.  Discuss
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 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