RADIOLOGY NEWS
ECR 2020 gets postponed until mid-July
March 3, 2020 -- Next week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) has been called off and rescheduled for 15-19 July in Vienna. It was impossible to guarantee a safe environment for attendees due to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to organizers of the meeting.  Discuss
Is teleradiology's growth sustainable beyond 2020?
March 3, 2020 -- Teleradiology services are thriving across the globe, but particularly in the U.K. and Ireland. Market analyst Arun Gill looks at the forces driving this expansion and assesses the key players and the opportunity offered to vendors by artificial intelligence.  Discuss
How to integrate AI into radiology workflow
March 2, 2020 -- Integrating radiology artificial intelligence (AI) technology into clinical practice changes the workflow, and successful implementation requires a thoughtful plan and the involvement of many stakeholders, according to a recent webinar held by the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics.  Discuss
Chest CT beats DNA tests for early coronavirus diagnosis
February 28, 2020 -- Researchers from China and the Netherlands have found that chest CT proved to be superior to the standard method of DNA testing for early diagnosis of the novel coronavirus disease in high-risk individuals. They published their results online on 26 February in Radiology.  Discuss
Abbreviated breast MRI proves value for invasive cancer
February 27, 2020 -- A 10-minute MRI scan may be superior to digital breast tomosynthesis in women with dense tissue, writes a U.S.-German team. The group published the results of a 48-center study in the 25 February issue of JAMA.  Discuss
Italy gears up for spread of coronavirus
February 26, 2020 -- Radiologists in the north of Italy are bracing themselves for a period of disruption, as the lockdown designed to contain transmission of the novel coronavirus begins to take effect in parts of the country. We asked four senior Italian radiologists to share their views and experiences.  Discuss
Prosecutor declines charges in Swedish MRI accident
February 25, 2020 -- The specialist nurse who got sucked into an MRI scanner in Swedish Lapland in October 2019 will not face charges after a prosecutor decided there was insufficient evidence to take the case to court. The official investigation into the incident is now closed.  Discuss
Women dominate in 2020 EuroMinnies awards
February 25, 2020 -- Women have dominated the 2020 EuroMinnies award scheme, collecting the prizes for Most Influential Radiology Researcher, Most Effective Radiology Educator, Radiology Rising Star, and Scientific Paper of the Year. Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Sweden have provided the winners in these four categories.  Discuss
To shield or not to shield? That's the question
February 25, 2020 -- Debate is intensifying across Europe over the contentious issue of whether lead shielding for patients offers any major radiation protection benefits. As the medical imaging community awaits new guidance and consensus, we asked radiographers to elaborate on the key points and current best practice.  Discuss
Study: Skip prehydration before contrast CT of kidneys
February 25, 2020 -- Withholding short sodium bicarbonate prehydration before a contrast-enhanced CT scan does not compromise renal safety in patients with stage III chronic kidney disease, a team from Leiden in the Netherlands has found.  Discuss