Holloway: Cloud adoption can prove vital in combating cyberattacks
July 12, 2021 -- The consolidating effect within the process of cloud adoption will definitely help to reduce the risks posed by cyberattacks and minimize the criminals' devastating impact on healthcare services. That's the view of top industry expert Steve Holloway. Read More
Let it be: New reflections on the origins and early days of CT
July 9, 2021 -- CT was first used clinically in Wimbledon, England, in 1971 to identify a brain tumor in a 41-year-old woman. The scanner was made by EMI, a company better known for marketing the music of the Beatles. NEJM has published an essay to mark the modality's 50th anniversary. Read More
U.K. watchdog calls for urgent improvements in radiology services
July 8, 2021 -- A highly critical report released on 8 July by the U.K. Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has expressed deep concerns about the state of medical imaging services and called for prompt and concerted action by government and hospital groups. Read More
Advanced CT can help assess outcome in abdominal surgery
July 8, 2021 -- A novel Dutch study involving 369 patients with ventral hernias who underwent abdominal wall reconstruction has shown that preoperative CT helps predict the complexity and outcomes of abdominal surgery more accurately than surgeons' judgment. Read More
Radiographer screening for brain metastases proves value
July 7, 2021 -- Trained radiographers have achieved high accuracy in screening MRI scans to exclude brain metastases, and this has led to a change in the patient pathway at the world-famous Christie Hospital in Manchester, U.K. Read More
Where do we really stand now with MRI contrast agents?
July 7, 2021 -- Market analysts make bold and confident predictions about the future of contrast agents used in MRI, but the reality is not quite so simple and straightforward, the Maverinck writes. He gets out his crystal ball and provides his own assessment of the coming years. Read More
Ever fancied working in Bermuda? George Ringer did it for 31 years
July 6, 2021 -- Dr. Adrian "George" Ringer was a lively and unconventional character who spent most of his working life in Bermuda. History expert Dr. Adrian Thomas tells the story of the Englishman who helped transform radiology on the Caribbean island. Read More
Deep learning can help identify carotid calcium on CT scans
July 5, 2021 -- A research team from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has found that a deep-learning algorithm performs comparably to human readers when it comes to identifying intracranial carotid artery calcification on noncontrast CT scans. Read More
With Hitachi deal done, Fujifilm sets sights on healthcare growth
July 2, 2021 -- Fresh off its acquisition of Hitachi's medical imaging business, Japanese industrial giant Fujifilm on 1 July rebranded its healthcare subsidiaries in the U.S. and Europe to reflect the newly integrated company. The deal exemplifies Fujifilm's plan to make healthcare its primary business. Read More
Dutch duo fears AI implementation will add to radiology's workload
July 1, 2021 -- Longer postprocessing and interpretation times could mean that artificial intelligence (AI) will end up increasing the workload of radiologists overall, researchers from the Netherlands have reported in a new study. Read More