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New details emerge of 2nd MRI accident in Sweden
November 6, 2019 -- Reports appeared in the Swedish press on Tuesday about a second MRI accident that occurred in the coastal town of Varberg in April. This follows the recent incident at Sunderby Hospital in Luleå, where forensic experts have now completed their site inspection.  Discuss
Germany leads in new survey of burnout in radiology
November 6, 2019 -- Burnout has reached "crisis levels" in Germany among radiographers and imaging directors, according to a new survey of job satisfaction in four developed countries. In fact, 97% of respondents from Germany reported either "moderate" or "high" burnout levels -- a much higher rate than in other nations.  Discuss
PET/MRI illuminates cerebral vascular risk factors
November 6, 2019 -- PET/MRI scans show middle-aged adults with high vascular risk factors have less whole-brain volume by the time they reach their late 60s, but their lifestyle and physical characteristics do not influence beta-amyloid accumulation, according to a study published online on 4 November in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Study casts light on coronary artery, aortic valve calcification
November 5, 2019 -- New research shows coronary artery calcification (CAC) is a frequent incidental finding in middle-aged adults undergoing chest CT, with more than 25% of CAC patients having moderate to severe disease, according to a presentation at the recent European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology annual congress in Antwerp, Belgium.  Discuss
Interventional radiology: How many to make a team?
November 4, 2019 -- How many qualified interventional radiologists does a hospital really need on its payroll to deliver a comprehensive service for patients? In a new 22-page document, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has provided some much-needed answers.  Discuss
IMV: Global radiologists stay positive despite challenges
November 4, 2019 -- Radiologists in global markets are optimistic about future growth prospects for medical imaging procedures, but their priorities for imaging equipment are being dictated by local conditions. That's according to a new market research report by IMV Medical Information Division.  Discuss
MRI can shed light on cognitive decline after stroke
November 1, 2019 -- U.K. researchers have used a single MRI brain scan and an automated tissue segmentation tool to predict cognitive problems in patients with stroke-related small-vessel disease in the brain. Their work may establish useful image-based biomarkers for small-vessel disease severity.  Discuss
Flemish breast screening program needs improvement
November 1, 2019 -- Belgian researchers have found that the Flemish breast cancer screening program's attendance rate could use some improvement, although key performance indicators do hit European Union benchmark targets, according to a study published on 28 October in BMC Cancer.  Discuss
German team casts doubt on PET's value in Alzheimer's
October 31, 2019 -- Researchers from a leading German facility have investigated whether a person's progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease can be reliably predicted without PET imaging. Their study published online on 18 October in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine lists several nonimaging methods that can offer a better prognosis than the modality.  Discuss
Police investigate serious MRI accident in Sweden
October 30, 2019 -- The police investigation into last Wednesday's accident at a mobile MRI unit in Swedish Lapland is underway and likely to take several weeks. Chilling details are emerging about the incident that led to a specialist nurse being seriously injured, and members of the country's imaging community have started to respond.  Discuss
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