Vilgrain pinpoints 7 'soft skills' radiologists must have
July 25, 2022 -- Radiologists are extremely diligent about developing technical skills for their profession, but they may need to work harder cultivating "soft skills" such as good patient communication. That's the view of Prof. Valérie Vilgrain from Paris. Read More
ESR's Peter Baierl outlines concept behind ECR 2022
July 22, 2022 -- This month's summer ECR had a more "theatrical" look, noted Peter Baierl, executive director of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in an article posted on 21 July by the Austrian website Leadersnet. The meeting also set new standards for modern, digitized events, he said. Read More
GE unveils brand name for impending healthcare spinoff
July 22, 2022 -- If it ain't broke, don't fix it -- at least not much, according to GE Healthcare: The industry colossus has announced that its impending healthcare spinoff will continue to be called GE HealthCare, albeit with a slightly amended spelling. Read More
Microultrasound compares well with MRI on prostate cancer detection
July 21, 2022 -- Microultrasound has detection rates for prostate cancer that are comparable to multiparametric MRI in men who have not yet been biopsied, researchers have reported in a study published on 19 July in Radiology. Read More
Do clinical decision algorithms outweigh reader experience?
July 20, 2022 -- When it comes to breast MRI, reporting benefits more from using a diagnostic algorithm rather than expert experience in a clinical, problem-solving setting, Austrian researchers have asserted in an article posted on 19 July by European Radiology. Read More
Breast cancer overdiagnosis rates are low in mammography screening
July 20, 2022 -- The benefits of mammography outweigh the risks of overdiagnosis -- especially since the overdiagnosis rate is low, a study published on 18 July in Cancer Medicine has found. Read More
Ringertz: Nobel prize for PET may lie on the horizon
July 19, 2022 -- VIENNA - A Nobel prize for PET imaging could well be on the cards in the years ahead, but identifying the most deserving recipient(s) is no simple task, Prof. Hans Ringertz revealed during ECR 2022. Read More
Ukrainian radiology staff killed and injured in missile attack
July 19, 2022 -- The owner of an imaging facility in Vinnytsia, 200 km southwest of Kyiv, has confirmed that a Russian cruise missile attack killed at least 24 civilians and wounded dozens more, including staff members. Read More
Tribunal lifts suspension of trainee in sexual harassment case
July 18, 2022 -- A tribunal in Victoria, Australia, has lifted the emergency suspension of a radiology trainee imposed by the regulator, the Medical Board of Australia, after allegations of sexual misconduct. It has now imposed conditions on his registration instead, according to a report in the professional media. Read More
Is it a fracture caused by child abuse? Or is it rickets?
July 18, 2022 -- Some medicolegal experts claim certain fractures seen on x-rays in child abuse cases result from rickets and not traumatic injury. But this is a fringe belief, and a recent study has countered it by showing that radiologists can reliably differentiate between the two. Read More