RADIOLOGY NEWS
Should gadolinium research shift from brain to skin?
August 31, 2020 -- It might be wise to shift the main focus of research into gadolinium deposition from the brain to the skin and its innervation, particularly in light of the growing evidence from the latest animal studies, a leading European researcher has proposed.  Discuss
CAD provides boost for Alzheimer's detection
August 28, 2020 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software based on artificial intelligence trained on MRI data can help identify patients with mild cognitive impairment resulting from Alzheimer's disease, researchers from Turkey have reported.  Discuss
RCR pinpoints regional workforce disparities in U.K.
August 27, 2020 -- The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has published a series of reports highlighting significant national and regional staffing variations that persist across the U.K. Individual documents for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales also show the scale of radiologist shortages in each country.  Discuss
What must radiologists know about the abscopal effect?
August 26, 2020 -- The abscopal effect occurs when radiation treatment -- or another type of local therapy -- not only shrinks the targeted tumor but also leads to the shrinkage of untreated tumors elsewhere in the body. History columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas reflects on its origins and future potential.  Discuss
German team investigates impact of carotid lumen size
August 26, 2020 -- German researchers have found that lumen diameter measurements of the carotid artery derived from ultrasound scans predicted mortality from both cardiovascular disease and from all causes and provided more information than carotid intima-media thickness.  Discuss
French make optimum use of CT for COVID-19 triage
August 25, 2020 -- Researchers in Lyon, France, have shown that chest CT is a rapid and fairly reliable tool for referring patients in need of hospitalization to the correct units. They published their findings online on 19 August in European Radiology. Also, Italian authors have issued a statement on structured reporting of chest CT in COVID-19 pneumonia.  Discuss
AI scores high marks for rating breast density
August 24, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software performed almost as well as senior radiologists for evaluating breast density and five-year breast cancer risks among women in France, according to the findings of a major 2019 study published on 17 August in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging.  Discuss
Dutch use micro-CT to visualize fetal development
August 24, 2020 -- Micro-CT provides an unprecedented look into early human development, say researchers from the University of Amsterdam. They have published images that depict a 6-week-old ectopic pregnancy.  Discuss
Ultrasound proves safe for follow-up of breast masses
August 24, 2020 -- Ultrasound appears to be an effective and safe diagnostic workup modality when it comes to evaluating masses identified on screening digital breast tomosynthesis, according to research published in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Abbreviated MRI wins support in breast imaging
August 21, 2020 -- A shorter, abbreviated-protocol MRI performed as well as a full-protocol breast MRI, suggesting it can be used for diagnostic imaging, according to research presented at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual meeting  Discuss