RADIOLOGY NEWS
Patient dies after mix-up over CT scan
October 20, 2020 -- An inquest has heard a 28-year-old man with a heart disorder and chest pain died two days after a doctor at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, U.K., viewed the wrong CT scan and sent him home. The radiology department has now changed its procedures and will soon upgrade the PACS, according to a report posted on 19 October by BBC News.  Discuss
Lessons from COVID-19 front line: what can we learn?
October 20, 2020 -- Gaining a more complete knowledge of COVID-19 and the value of imaging in these cases -- along with the need to reorganize services, protect staff, and cope with the impact on non-COVID-19 pathologies -- are among the main lessons radiology must learn during the pandemic, according to a senior French radiologist.  Discuss
New research highlights progress in residual breast cancer
October 20, 2020 -- Image-guided biopsy of the tumor bed or residual abnormalities found on imaging after neoadjuvant chemotherapy is gaining popularity as a predictive tool for assessing residual cancer. The technique can help to identify exceptional treatment responders for deescalation of local therapy, an international study has found.  Discuss
Women express caution about trusting breast AI
October 19, 2020 -- A research group from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands surveyed more than 900 Dutch women in April 2020 to gauge their attitudes on using artificial intelligence (AI) for interpretation of screening mammograms. Over 75% of women didn't approve of standalone use of AI without a radiologist.  Discuss
Spanish team shines light on future breast cancer risk
October 16, 2020 -- Women with benign breast disease found after their first mammogram or with breast tissue with a proliferative presentation have a much higher risk of developing breast cancer than their peers, researchers from Barcelona, Spain, have reported.  Discuss
AI and radiology: The younger generation's perspective
October 15, 2020 -- Radiologists must embrace artificial intelligence (AI), collaborate, be visible, and make digital innovation central to their work, writes resident Dr. Merel Huisman, PhD. As long as they do this, they will never be "mostly unnecessary" -- as Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra predicted recently.  Discuss
How can you meet the challenge posed by skier's thumb?
October 15, 2020 -- Skier's thumb represents between 5% and 10% of all skiing injuries, but skiing only accounts for around 3% of acute ulnar collateral ligament injuries. It can pose a serious diagnostic challenge, but one that can be overcome if six top tips are kept in mind, according to a leading musculoskeletal imaging expert.  Discuss
Breast CT can predict cardiovascular disease risk
October 14, 2020 -- A research group led by Prof. Helena Verkooijen from UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands, has used CT scans of coronary artery calcium to predict which patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer are at a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease. They reported their findings at the recent European Breast Cancer Conference.  Discuss
Dutch debate intensifies over future shape of AI
October 13, 2020 -- A lively discussion is underway in the Netherlands after a senior politician, Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra, made controversial comments about how artificial intelligence (AI) is going to replace radiologists. The Dutch Society of Radiology, the NVvR, made public its response on the matter on 12 October and has requested a meeting with Hoekstra.  Discuss
German group refines PET technique for prostate cancer
October 13, 2020 -- Researchers from Essen have used a PET-based optical imaging method known as Cerenkov luminescence imaging to highlight the presence of cancer cells after prostate cancer surgery. They published their results in the October edition of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss