The impact of a healthcare system that seems to be failing
October 26, 2021 -- The everyday reality for patients and clinicians, especially within the U.K., is that procedures and examinations get postponed. What's the solution to these increasingly frequent system failures? Interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond investigates. Read More
Claustrophobia in MRI remains deep concern among patients
October 26, 2021 -- The problem of claustrophobia in MRI has definitely not gone away, and it appears to have got slightly worse during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey among specialist radiographers. Read More
Bydder offers insight and novel strategies for low-field MRI
October 25, 2021 -- Is magnetic field strength a limit to MRI image quality? Not when new approaches are implemented, according to the influential MRI researcher Dr. Graeme Bydder. Read More
German PET study sheds new light on long COVID
October 22, 2021 -- Investigators from the University of Freiburg, Germany, have found that patients with long-term symptoms from COVID-19 are hampered by impaired cognitive functions, yet PET shows the cause appears to be unrelated to any pathological changes in the brain. Read More
Imaging makes sustained progress in psychiatric disorders
October 21, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence coupled with advanced functional imaging will produce more specific diagnoses in a wide range of psychiatric disorders that are notoriously difficult to diagnose, and ultimately technology can lead to more personalized therapy, according to French experts. Read More
Spanish team finds swollen glands in patients after COVID-19 vaccine
October 20, 2021 -- Researchers from the University of Navarra Clinic in Pamplona, Spain, have used ultrasound to identify unilateral axillary adenopathy in patients who had the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Read More
New report adds fuel to impassioned debate on outsourcing
October 19, 2021 -- The publication of a comprehensive report that lifts the lid on the true cost of the U.K. radiology's reliance on outsourcing has generated a strong response. Clinical radiologists Drs. Giles Maskell and Paul McCoubrie give their views. Read More
Report emerges of second serious global MRI accident
October 19, 2021 -- A 60-year-old man at a South Korean hospital was killed in an MRI accident when an oxygen cylinder was carried into the scanning room during his examination, local media has reported. This is the second fatal accident in a month involving MRI, after the death of a construction worker in Utah, U.S. Read More
How to optimize MRI use in cases of appendicitis in pregnancy
October 18, 2021 -- Researchers have proposed a three-step approach to the diagnosis of appendicitis in pregnant women based on accurate appendix localization and assessment of primary and secondary signs of appendicitis using MRI, as well as keeping in mind alternative pathologies for exclusion. Read More
German group uses PET tracer to pinpoint breast cancer
October 18, 2021 -- Investigators from Muenster, Germany, have found an experimental radiotracer based on gallium-68 can help diagnose primary and metastatic tumors on PET/MRI scans in women with advanced breast cancer -- even those smaller than 1 cm. Read More