German team finds cognitive recovery can be slow in COVID-19
April 26, 2021 -- Hybrid imaging researchers from the University of Freiburg, Germany, have found that significant cognitive impairment persists in some chronic COVID-19 patients more than six months after the onset of the disease. Read More
How has Israel become the new Silicon Valley and AI hub?
April 22, 2021 -- Israel is fast becoming a global center of excellence in artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging, says Kevin Lev from Philips. He explains how this has happened and provides an update on the company's AI-enabled offering that won the Best New Radiology Software award in the 2021 EuroMinnies. Read More
Hybrid imaging can illuminate sports-related brain injuries
April 21, 2021 -- Swedish researchers have used PET/MRI and novel radiotracers to show long-term neurodegeneration in young athletes who have experienced sports-related concussion and traumatic brain injuries. Read More
Smits: Success in AI rests on teamwork and data sharing
April 20, 2021 -- Implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) hinges on a multidisciplinary approach and data sharing, says Prof. Marion Smits, winner of the 2021 EuroMinnies award for Most Influential Radiology Researcher. She also reflects on the 80:20 male to female split on the European Society of Radiology's board of directors and speaks about her personal website and use of social media. Read More
Inquest hears about failure to review x-ray in asbestos-related death
April 20, 2021 -- A coroner has criticized clinical staff at a U.K. hospital for failing to review an x-ray examination that might have led to an earlier cancer diagnosis for a patient who died from mesothelioma, a regional newspaper has reported. Read More
Breast MRI can enhance management of women with nipple discharge
April 19, 2021 -- Breast MRI is becoming increasingly valuable in the management of patients with suspicious nipple discharge and a negative mammogram and ultrasound scan, a new French study has shown. Read More
Huisman: Radiology must embrace AI and act to avoid burnout
April 19, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) will have a particularly profound effect on the working lives of younger radiologists, so what does Dr. Merel Huisman, PhD, winner of the 2021 EuroMinnies award for Radiology Rising Star, make of AI? She also shares her views on burnout, social media, and the value of epidemiology know-how. Read More
Siemens Healthineers completes Varian acquisition
April 15, 2021 -- It's been called the biggest acquisition in healthcare this year, and now it's a done deal. Siemens Healthineers announced on Thursday that its purchase of Varian Medical Systems is complete. The purchase instantly makes Siemens the dominant player in the global radiation therapy market. Read More
How low can MRI developers go when it comes to field strength?
April 15, 2021 -- There's no obvious reason why MRI scanners cannot function effectively and deliver good image quality at low field strengths, says Arthur Kaindl, PhD, head of MR at Siemens Healthineers. His team won the 2021 EuroMinnies Best New Radiology Device award for a 0.55-tesla system. Read More
Italian team supports liquid biopsy for MRI of breast cancer cases
April 14, 2021 -- The addition of a liquid biopsy to MRI may improve the ability to evaluate breast cancer treatment response, researchers from the University of Genoa in Italy reported on 10 April. Read More