RADIOLOGY NEWS
German group confirms promise of FAPI-PET for identifying cancer
January 6, 2023 -- Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen in North Rhine-Westphalia have reported that gallium-68 fibroblast activation protein inhibitor (FAPI) PET imaging may improve tumor detection in cancer patients compared with conventional techniques. Read More
Chasing the dragon: CT identifies complications from illicit drugs
January 5, 2023 -- What's the role of imaging in the diagnosis and management of serious complications resulting from illicit drug use and addiction? Two Australian radiologists have shared their experiences of working with users of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines. Read More
Breast MRI helps downgrade some BI-RADS 3 lesions from ultrasound
January 5, 2023 -- Breast MRI enables around 10% of breast lesions to be downgraded to a lower BI-RADS level and settle the need for closer follow-up, according to research published on 3 January in the European Journal of Radiology Open. Read More
U.K. team boosts bone scan capacity to meet COVID-19 backlog
January 4, 2023 -- Radiologists in the U.K. who are facing a backlog of bone scan procedures for prostate cancer patients have developed a strategy for optimizing appointments that can significantly increase capacity. Read More
Tau PET proves value in predicting cognitive decline in Alzheimer cases
January 3, 2023 -- Tau PET imaging consistently provides the best prediction of change in cognitive function in Alzheimer's disease patients with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia, a Swedish group has found. Read More
Ukraine and patient safety dominate in top 10 articles for 2022
December 28, 2022 -- Radiology's response to the Ukraine war accounts for two of AuntMinnieEurope.com's top five articles published in 2022. Safety incidents and medicolegal investigations have also proved extremely popular topics during this turbulent year. Read More
AI comes up short in radiology qualifying exams
December 22, 2022 -- A widely used artificial intelligence (AI) system failed to pass the U.K. qualifying radiology examinations and was outperformed by human candidates, suggesting AI is not yet ready to replace radiologists, a study posted on 21 December in the BMJ has found. Read More
CT creates close encounters with kings of ancient Egypt
December 22, 2022 -- CT software has generated detailed images that allow new facial reconstructions of two of Egypt's most famous mummies: Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. Prof. Sahar Saleem, head of radiology at Cairo University, describes how the reconstructions were made. Read More
Researchers seek clarity on PET/CT's role in gastric cancer
December 21, 2022 -- Gallium-68 (Ga-68)-04 and F-18 FDG dual-tracer PET/CT are of equal value for initial evaluation of distant metastases from gastric cancer, but Ga-68 fibroblast-activation protein inhibitor-04 PET/CT shows limited sensitivity in detecting early gastric cancer, a new study has found. Read More
An uplifting tale of one woman's lifelong dedication to radiology
December 20, 2022 -- Tributes are flowing in for Prof. Guozhen Li, who has died at the age of 107. Known within China as the "grand dame of radiology," she was a pioneer in CT who introduced the country's first scanner in 1978 and ran training courses for many years. Read More