RADIOLOGY NEWS
Brain MRI accounts for most gadolinium deposits in France
July 8, 2020 -- French researchers have assessed national and regional evolution of gadolinium consumption and found that an increase in MRI machines over the past eight years correlates with an increase in annual gadolinium consumption, but gaps remain in protocols to limit the human and environmental impact.  Discuss
Global congresses face deeply uncertain future
July 7, 2020 -- ECR 2020 Online begins on 15 July, but it represents a huge challenge to recreate "the Vienna experience" virtually, writes the Maverinck. He admires the organizers' speedy and skillful efforts to adjust to the new situation, but success is not guaranteed.  Discuss
Pediatric brain study highlights new COVID-19 findings
July 7, 2020 -- Researchers from a top London facility have found that children infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus may develop asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic COVID-19 but later experience a second, severe inflammatory illness in the brain that shows up on MRI.  Discuss
Is the new Marie Curie movie worth watching?
July 6, 2020 -- Radioactive -- the new movie about Marie Curie's life -- is confusing in parts and lingers too long on her love affair with physicist Paul Langevin, but it looks fabulous and is ideal viewing for older home-schooled kids, writes history columnist and movie buff Dr. Adrian Thomas.  Discuss
Austrian team shines new light on Alzheimer's decline
July 3, 2020 -- Researchers from Graz, Austria, have found that using MRI to track iron accumulations in the brains of Alzheimer's patients may help clinicians better assess the scope and progression of the disease. They published their results on 30 June in Radiology.  Discuss
Tabár reflects on 50 years of work in mammography
July 2, 2020 -- Dr. László Tabár has dedicated the past half-century to introducing and improving mammography screening, and thereby reducing mortality in breast cancer -- a journey marked not only by pioneering research and success but also by opposition and a struggle to convince authorities of the benefits of screening. He tells the story in this Q&A interview.  Discuss
Experts to investigate treasure from 1740 Dutch shipwreck
July 2, 2020 -- Archaeologists will use the latest x-ray equipment to evaluate thousands of objects recovered from the wreckage of the Rooswijk, a Dutch East India Company vessel that sank off the coast of Kent, U.K., in January 1740, according to an article posted on 30 June by Brinkwire.  Discuss
3D ultrafast ultrasound quantifies coronary blood flow
July 1, 2020 -- The French developers of ultrafast Doppler coronary angiography have extended their approach, enabling 3D imaging and quantification of coronary blood flow in a single heartbeat. The technique has potential as a tool to measure coronary flow at the patient's bedside, they say.  Discuss
MRI radiomics, AI distinguish GBM, brain metastasis
June 30, 2020 -- The combination of radiomics and a machine-learning algorithm can be highly accurate for distinguishing between glioblastoma (GBM) and brain metastasis, aiding in the swift diagnosis of brain lesions on standard T1-weighted MRI, according to research published online on 24 June in Physica Medica.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering transforms forensic imaging
June 30, 2020 -- Once referred to as "3D on steroids," cinematic rendering has now become a powerful and effective tool to present pathologies found in postmortem CT for judicial reviews. That's the view of German researchers who have evaluated over 100 fractures and soft-tissue injuries.  Discuss