RADIOLOGY NEWS
Viennese group investigates how prenatal drinking affects fetal brain
November 24, 2022 -- MRI reveals how women's prenatal drinking -- even in low or moderate amounts -- has a negative effect on fetal brain development, according to Austrian research to be presented at RSNA 2022 in Chicago. Read More
Postmortem imaging can shine light on suspicious deaths
November 23, 2022 -- How do radiologists perform and report postmortem CT? What problems do they face when scanning a deceased person? What is the psychological toll of postmortem reporting? Forensic experts Dr. Peter Kralt and Dr. Lenetta Boyce provide some answers. Read More
On the front line: Radiologists confront new challenges in Ukraine
November 22, 2022 -- Radiologist Dr. Andrii Makarenkov receives up to 10 frontline casualties every day. We interviewed him and other Ukrainians about the type of injuries they encounter and how their working lives have changed since the Russian invasion. Read More
Can a more rigorous approach to justification reduce patient deaths?
November 22, 2022 -- Important questions remain unanswered after the death of a 43-year-old Australian woman who underwent a wellness scan: Should she have had the CT exam? Should the anaphylactic reaction have been better managed? What does the case tell us about the justification issue? Read More
Dutch team evaluates bone formation in psoriatic arthritis patients
November 21, 2022 -- Researchers from Amsterdam UMC have reported that F-18 sodium fluoride PET/CT may be a valuable tool for imaging patients with psoriatic arthritis because it reveals new bone formation missed on clinical evaluation of peripheral joints. Read More
Not all suspected cases of acute aortic syndrome get vital CT exams
November 21, 2022 -- Do all patients with suspected acute aortic syndrome receive CT aortography for diagnosis of the condition? Perhaps not, according to a team of New Zealand investigators. Read More
Novel study investigates impact of marijuana on lungs
November 18, 2022 -- Airway inflammation and emphysema are more common in marijuana smokers than in non-smokers and tobacco-only smokers, a study of CT scans conducted over 15 years has found. The results were published on 15 November in Radiology. Read More
Where are we now with total-body PET/CT systems?
November 17, 2022 -- New total-body PET/CT equipment could be a game changer in complex adult and pediatric cases, according to a Swiss nuclear medicine expert who has recently shared his experiences working with one of these scanners. Read More
PET brings clarity and precision in cases of high-grade gliomas
November 16, 2022 -- A new French study has underlined the accuracy of F-18 fluorodopa-PET in differentiating recurrent malignant gliomas from treatment-related changes and shown the potential value of the dynamic slope as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker. Read More
Much to gain from AI in hybrid imaging, but mind the gap
November 16, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can boost image quality and analysis and prediction in hybrid imaging, but clinicians must remain cautious with algorithms because they are not always reliable in clinical practice, a French expert in translational imaging has warned. Read More