RADIOLOGY NEWS
Radiographers struggle with disruption and stress in pandemic
March 1, 2021 -- Even in a country like Australia that's fared relatively well in the COVID-19 pandemic, radiographers have found it difficult to cope, a new survey has found. "We are the forgotten front line," said one radiographer. Read More
What were the major trends and lessons to take away from RSNA?
February 26, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on radiology in 2020, and the RSNA annual meeting was no exception. The virtual congress still showcased product launches, research findings, and technologies, but COVID-19 was the main story. Read More
Dutch radiology comes out on top in 2021 EuroMinnies awards
February 25, 2021 -- Radiology in the Netherlands is in robust shape. This is one of the key conclusions to draw from the list of eight award winners for the 2021 edition of the EuroMinnies, which we are proud to reveal. Read More
Deep learning can spot precancerous colon polyps on CT colonography
February 24, 2021 -- Researchers from Munich, Germany, have trained a machine-learning model to characterize colon polyps based on radiomics analysis. They published their findings online on 23 February in Radiology. Read More
Inquest hears how young woman died from basilar artery thrombosis
February 23, 2021 -- An inquest held on 16 February in Preston, U.K., heard how a 35-year-old hospital worker died after two radiologists failed to spot basilar artery thrombosis on a CT scan. The patient's fatal clot was "a difficult call which anyone could miss," a senior radiologist told the tribunal. Read More
CT adds fuels to debate over pharaoh's death in ancient Egypt
February 22, 2021 -- CT has offered fresh clues about the killing of a significant pharaoh who ruled Egypt around 3,600 years ago. Experts now believe Seqenenre Taa II -- known as "the Brave" -- was killed in an execution ceremony after being taken prisoner on the battlefield. Read More
3D models enable custom treatment of complex acetabular fractures
February 22, 2021 -- Virtual 3D models created from CT data can be utilized for surgical planning and providing patient-specific treatments for complex acetabular fractures, according to recent research. Read More
European Commission gives OK to big Siemens/Varian deal
February 19, 2021 -- The European Commission (EC) has given its blessing to the bid by Siemens Healthineers to acquire radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems. The EC approved the deal after Siemens gave assurances that it would keep its systems open to third parties. Read More
Brazilian group finds value in lung ultrasound for COVID-19
February 19, 2021 -- Brazilian researchers found that a scoring system based on lung ultrasound scans could predict intubation, death, and other negative outcomes in COVID-19 patients, according to a recent study published in Annals of Intensive Care. Read More
German study scrutinizes economics of MRI for dense breasts
February 18, 2021 -- A German study has shown that in high-risk breast cancer patients, MR mammography is a cost-effective alternative to mammography in a yearly screening setting. Read More