How deep learning can help predict cancer recurrence
February 14, 2020 -- Researchers have shown that a deep-learning algorithm can be used to extract interpretable features from annotation-free histopathology images from prostate cancer patients. Their framework outperformed the prediction of biochemical recurrence using conventional methods.  Discuss
Is breast MRI worth the recall rate in clinical exams?
February 13, 2020 -- MRI has a high sensitivity when it comes to breast cancer, but the modality also has a recall rate of more than 11% and may not be worth the additional recalls for a high-risk patient population, according to a research team from Dublin.  Discuss
ESR, ERS issue statement on CT lung cancer screening
February 12, 2020 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) released an 18-page joint statement on 12 February that spells out a concerted plan of action to promote CT lung cancer screening across the continent.  Discuss
Italian team realizes potential of ultrasound guidance
February 12, 2020 -- Researchers from Jesi in central Italy have discovered that ultrasound-guided injections can have a major impact on outcome in rheumatology patients. Most procedures take less than 10 minutes and have a 98% accuracy rate.  Discuss
CT 'paramount' for early diagnosis of novel coronavirus
February 11, 2020 -- Chest CT examinations can play a critical role in the initial diagnosis and timely treatment of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), according to an editorial published online on 6 February in European Radiology.  Discuss
MRI can help identify neuroendocrine tumors
February 10, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced MRI with diffusion-weighted imaging can help to differentiate between gallbladder neuroendocrine tumors and adenocarcinomas, as well as indicating prognosis, according to research posted online on 5 February by European Radiology.  Discuss
Italian team focuses on presurgical staging of breast cancer
February 7, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography can achieve an excellent diagnostic performance in the presurgical staging of breast cancer, and symptomatic patients with palpable lesions benefit most from this technique, Italian researchers have reported.  Discuss
Radiologist who lied on CV gets struck off register
February 6, 2020 -- A U.K. radiologist who allegedly lied about being a qualified general practitioner on his curriculum vitae (CV) in 2016 and 2017 has been removed from the medical register, according to a report posted on 4 February by WalesOnline.  Discuss
Dutch shine light on breast microcalcifications
February 5, 2020 -- Newer imaging technologies can have a major impact on early breast cancer detection. That's the view of Dutch authors who have compared the performance of full-field digital mammography against film-screen mammography for microcalcifications.  Discuss
FDG-PET displays its prowess in dementia detection
February 4, 2020 -- In a direct comparison, FDG-PET proved superior to MRI with arterial spin labeling for diagnosing and differentiating various forms of dementia; however, there remains a need for the latter modality, a new Belgian study has found.  Discuss