10 new cases highlight trainees' reporting errors
September 21, 2021 -- Two researchers have presented detailed analysis of 10 cases involving errors by radiology trainees in their preliminary reports during out-of-hours cover. The authors' aim is to reframe mistakes into a learning opportunity for others and provide practical suggestions on how to reduce future errors. Read More
What's radiology's role when it comes to epidemics?
September 21, 2021 -- A special exhibition on epidemics is due to open its doors soon in Hildesheim, Germany. This major event provides a great opportunity for us to think about where exactly medical imaging fits in, the Maverinck writes. Read More
Athlete narrowly avoids MRI accident at Tokyo Paralympics
September 20, 2021 -- A serious adverse event almost occurred in the MRI scanning suite during the recent Paralympic Games in Tokyo, chief radiologist Dr. Yukihisa Saida has revealed. The incident indicates the importance of finding out exactly what materials an artificial limb is made from. Read More
CT reveals shocking injury caused by COVID-19 nasal swab
September 20, 2021 -- A Czech team has treated a patient for a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak after a COVID-19 test with a nasal swab led to an injury at the base of his skull. This is thought to be the first case of a CSF fistula after nasal swab testing in a healthy patient with no preexisting skull base condition. Read More
1.5T MRI matches 3T for image quality in hip study
September 16, 2021 -- Multiparametric MRI on 3-tesla scanners showed little advantage over 1.5-tesla imaging in a direct comparison in prostate cancer patients with total hip replacements. The German study was published on 11 September in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Swiss group underlines potential benefits of second-look PET/CT
September 15, 2021 -- Investigators from Bern in Switzerland think a second PET/CT scan is worthwhile before radiotherapy treatment, especially when delays of over four weeks occur after initial scans in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell cancer. Read More
U.K. analysis adds momentum to CT lung cancer screening
September 14, 2021 -- Screening smokers and ex-smokers could reduce lung cancer mortality by as much as 16%, according to the findings of a large U.K. study published on 11 September in Lancet Regional Health -- Europe. Read More
Clinical decisions and how to assess the value of a life
September 14, 2021 -- Decisions affecting people's health, livelihoods, and welfare are -- and need to be -- made all the time. But how useful are quality-adjusted life years, or QALYs, in this process? Interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond has some answers. Read More
Should breast radiologists undergo self-assessment test?
September 13, 2021 -- A national breast cancer screening self-evaluation test implemented in Italy is showing signs of success, and the developers are convinced readers should undergo such a test. However, some experts warn the Italian initiative needs to be improved. Read More
Italian team evaluates ultrasound scoring index in COVID diagnosis
September 13, 2021 -- Investigators from the University of Ferrara in Italy have found that their lung ultrasound severity index can distinguish between patients who have COVID-19 and those who don't. It also helps to identify those who will experience in-hospital mortality. Read More