RADIOLOGY NEWS
Prosecutor declines charges in Swedish MRI accident
February 25, 2020 -- The specialist nurse who got sucked into an MRI scanner in Swedish Lapland in October 2019 will not face charges after a prosecutor decided there was insufficient evidence to take the case to court. The official investigation into the incident is now closed.  Discuss
Women dominate in 2020 EuroMinnies awards
February 25, 2020 -- Women have dominated the 2020 EuroMinnies award scheme, collecting the prizes for Most Influential Radiology Researcher, Most Effective Radiology Educator, Radiology Rising Star, and Scientific Paper of the Year. Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Sweden have provided the winners in these four categories.  Discuss
To shield or not to shield? That's the question
February 25, 2020 -- Debate is intensifying across Europe over the contentious -- and as yet unresolved -- issue of whether lead shielding for patients offers any major radiation protection benefits against radiation dose. As the medical imaging community awaits guidance and consensus from the relevant authorities and societies, we asked experts to elaborate on the key points and current best practice.  Discuss
Study: Skip prehydration before contrast CT of kidneys
February 25, 2020 -- Withholding short sodium bicarbonate prehydration before a contrast-enhanced CT scan does not compromise renal safety in patients with stage III chronic kidney disease, a team from Leiden in the Netherlands has found.  Discuss
RSNA urged to do more to offset carbon footprint
February 24, 2020 -- The organizers of the RSNA in Chicago and the radiology community must act to offset the meeting's airplane travel-related carbon dioxide emissions, particularly because the organization is dedicated to human health, Dutch authors believe.  Discuss
MRI links brain changes to antisocial conduct
February 21, 2020 -- MRI scans have revealed changes in the brain structure of individuals who continually exhibit antisocial behavior, according to a study conducted at a top London facility and published in the March issue of Lancet Psychiatry.  Discuss
Is it good practice to give patients a business card?
February 20, 2020 -- The simple act of radiologists giving patients their business card goes a long way toward helping patients remember the radiologist's name after an examination and enhancing the patient-doctor relationship, according to Swiss-Austrian research.  Discuss
Doubt persists over best ultrasound method for DVT
February 19, 2020 -- Researchers from the University of Amsterdam have found that three different compression ultrasound techniques all performed well for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The failure rates for single limited, serial limited, and whole-leg ultrasound ranged from 1% to 2%.  Discuss
Dutch unveil new data on claims against radiology
February 18, 2020 -- Breast and musculoskeletal imaging accounted for over a third of legal allegations made against radiologists and trainees over the past decade, but the total number of cases remains low, according to Dutch figures published online on 17 February by European Radiology.  Discuss
Does double reading mammography make sense?
February 18, 2020 -- New research confirms that a double reading of a mammogram, followed by a consensus review when the recommendations don't align, helps to reduce recall rates without affecting cancer detection. The analysis was published online on 11 February in Radiology.  Discuss