RADIOLOGY NEWS
FDG-PET helps forecast outcome in neuroendocrine tumors
March 20, 2020 -- FDG-PET/CT can be used to classify neuroendocrine tumor patients into different prognostic categories for peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, German researchers have found. The decision to perform FDG-PET/CT should be based on the grading, time course of the disease, speed of progression, total tumor mass, and other criteria, they say.  Discuss
How radiology can get ready for coronavirus crisis
March 19, 2020 -- An international team of imaging specialists has issued a list of best practices for preparedness during the coronavirus crisis. There is a checklist for each of the four main areas: limit exposure to the virus, determine best use of imaging, protect staff, and maintain operations.  Discuss
3D printing enhances CT segmentation for brain disease
March 18, 2020 -- Researchers from the U.K. and Sweden have created a realistic 3D-printed brain based on MR images. The model is ideal for refining brain CT segmentation workflows, which, in turn, may improve the evaluation of neurological disorders on CT.  Discuss
Top 5 applications of AR in orthopedic surgery
March 18, 2020 -- Researchers from Switzerland, Germany, and the U.S. have outlined the key applications of augmented reality (AR) in orthopedics and the technology's potential to save time, reduce risk, and enhance accuracy for image-guided procedures.  Discuss
Forensic evidence sheds new light on Swedish MRI accident
March 17, 2020 -- The detailed forensic evidence presented in the 195-page police report on the serious MRI accident in Swedish Lapland contains photos and descriptions of the metallic objects that were effectively turned into flying weapons before they became attached to the scanner.  Discuss
Prepare for COVID-19 crisis, U.K. experts urge
March 17, 2020 -- Radiology departments must actively prepare to deal with the COVID-19 crisis because imaging appears set to play an emerging role in the disease, four leading U.K. thoracic specialists have warned in a BMJ blog posted on 12 March.  Discuss
New survey identifies high levels of burnout in under 40s
March 16, 2020 -- A global survey of around 3,000 healthcare professionals younger than 40 has revealed surprisingly high work-related stress. The findings suggest burnout is not only a problem among the older generation.  Discuss
Police report reveals mystery of vest in Swedish MRI case
March 13, 2020 -- The police report into the serious MRI accident in Swedish Lapland contains a series of photos of the weighted exercise vest worn by the specialist nurse who got sucked into the scanner gantry in October 2019. AuntMinnieEurope.com has obtained a copy of the report and can share some of the photos of the garment, ending months of speculation.  Discuss
PET tracks down causes of fever in children
March 13, 2020 -- In children with fever of unknown origin, imaging studies are scarce and the usefulness of FDG-PET/CT remains uncertain. Now a Dutch team has examined a large group of children in an attempt to fill the knowledge void.  Discuss
Austrian ban on meetings helps justify ECR postponement
March 12, 2020 -- Austria banned all indoor events with more than 100 participants on Tuesday, 10 March, providing apparent vindication of the decision made a week earlier by the European Society of Radiology to postpone ECR 2020. Also, passenger numbers at Vienna International Airport have dropped sharply during March.  Discuss