RIS firms must give more support to radiology, urges RCR
November 5, 2020 -- Tech companies -- particularly radiology information system (RIS) providers -- must improve data presentation for radiologists so they can put their case better to management about the significant workforce shortages facing the specialty, according to a new report from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).  Discuss
German team unveils progress in pancreatic cancer staging
November 4, 2020 -- Investigators from Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Center are convinced that PET/CT using a fibroblast activation protein molecule inhibitor can open up new applications in staging and restaging of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.  Discuss
Top tips for MRI infection control in COVID-19 era
November 3, 2020 -- A resourceful team of researchers has developed a simple, low-cost MRI bore cleaning kit to minimize the risk of COVID-19 cross-infection. Unable to find definitive guidance or suitable commercial products, the group has decided to push ahead with its own solution in an attempt to ensure patient safety.  Discuss
How can AI improve prognosis and therapy for glioblastoma?
November 3, 2020 -- Investigators from a top London facility have shown how artificial intelligence (AI) can pinpoint sarcopenia on routine brain MRI scans of patients with glioblastoma. The work helps make it easier to predict how long patients may survive this aggressive cancer.  Discuss
Lack of IV access contributes to CT scanner downtime
November 2, 2020 -- Failing to ensure patients receive appropriate intravenous (IV) access when they leave the emergency unit or hospital ward before a contrast-enhanced CT scan often results in significant waste of resources, a U.K. audit has found. The researchers have produced a five-point action plan to address the problem.  Discuss
Never overlook vascular nature of COVID-19, Oudkerk warns
November 2, 2020 -- Misconceptions about COVID-19 remain widespread, leading Dutch researcher Prof. Dr. Matthijs Oudkerk, PhD, has emphasized. He calls for a change of thinking to take account of new discoveries related to the vascular aspects of the disease and for a well-informed discussion about the optimum use of CT.  Discuss
Dutch use molecular scan to find new salivary glands
October 30, 2020 -- A group from the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam has used PET/CT with a radiopharmaceutical based on a prostate-specific membrane antigen to discover a pair of salivary glands. Sparing these glands during radiation therapy may prevent treatment side effects and improve quality of life for head and neck cancer patients.  Discuss
COVID-19 detection training tool gains momentum
October 29, 2020 -- A free app designed to train medical imaging professionals in COVID-19 case recognition is making progress. While other apps exist, users of the BerlinCaseViewer app have access to all the CT slices they would have on their workstations in normal clinical practice, the developers say.  Discuss
ENIGMA group aims to shine a light on brain trauma
October 28, 2020 -- The recently established Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis (ENIGMA) working group seeks to boost large-scale cross-border collaboration and data sharing of research studies on adult moderate/severe traumatic brain injury.  Discuss
PET/CT rules supreme in cases of neuroendocrine tumors
October 27, 2020 -- PET/CT has no rivals when it comes to the detection and surveillance of cardiac metastases in well-differentiated gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors as well as guiding clinical management, according to research presented at the annual congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss