RADIOLOGY NEWS
Retinal imaging goes high resolution
May 25, 2020 -- Age-related macular degeneration affects 26% of Europeans over 60, but its early signs are hard to detect. Swiss researchers have developed a technique that makes it possible to observe the retinal cells involved in the disease in vivo.  Discuss
Diagnostic errors may stem from AI-based reconstructions
May 22, 2020 -- A multinational research group has voiced concern that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance image reconstruction is prone to instability issues that might even lead to a wrong diagnosis.  Discuss
AI gives boost to brain injury assessments
May 21, 2020 -- Researchers from two top U.K. facilities have used an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to help accurately detect traumatic brain injury on head CT scans and evaluate the type of injury, quantify lesion burden, and measure lesion progression. They published their findings on 14 May in Lancet Digital Health.  Discuss
ESR issues statement on future of congresses
May 20, 2020 -- Online conferences must find new ways to allow discussions involving remote participants during all sessions to create the sense of community and collective learning felt at onsite events, according to a statement issued on 16 May by the European Society of Radiology (ESR).  Discuss
It's time to foster molecular research, Helbich urges
May 20, 2020 -- The medical imaging community needs to ask itself why so few young radiologists are involved in research on hybrid, molecular, and translational imaging, according to an editorial published online on 18 May in European Radiology by Dr. Thomas Helbich of the Medical University of Vienna.  Discuss
Dutch radiologist talks about surviving COVID-19
May 19, 2020 -- Dr. Jan Willem Kuiper, a radiologist at the Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has spoken about his experiences as a patient with COVID-19 and how the devastating illness has changed him. Also, a new U.K. study has found most COVID-19 patients should recover without having mental health problems.  Discuss
How do Italian radiologists really feel about AI?
May 19, 2020 -- Radiologists in Italy tend to view artificial intelligence (AI) positively and believe that they won't be replaced by the technology, according to a nationwide survey. But many of them are also concerned that AI could diminish their professional reputation.  Discuss
French team shines light on liver cancer survival
May 18, 2020 -- Researchers from near Paris have shown that hepatobiliary MR contrast agent uptake can predict survival in patients with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma as well as F-18 FDG PET/CT can. They published their findings on 13 May in European Radiology.  Discuss
Novel PET tracer can aid Alzheimer's detection
May 15, 2020 -- Swedish and Dutch researchers have predicted that a new PET tracer called RO-948 may become the standard method for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. They published their findings on 11 May in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
What are radiology trainees doing in the COVID-19 crisis?
May 14, 2020 -- Radiology trainees are having to get used to a whole new way of working that may include redeployment to another unit at short notice, according to a podcast produced by a team of U.K. trainees about how the pandemic is transforming their lives.  Discuss