RADIOLOGY NEWS
Huisman: Radiology must embrace AI and act to avoid burnout
April 16, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) will have a particularly profound effect on the working lives of younger radiologists, so what does Dr. Merel Huisman, PhD, winner of the 2021 EuroMinnies award for Radiology Rising Star, make of AI? She also shares her views on burnout, social media, and the value of epidemiology know-how. Read More
Siemens Healthineers completes Varian acquisition
April 15, 2021 -- It's been called the biggest acquisition in healthcare this year, and now it's a done deal. Siemens Healthineers announced on Thursday that its purchase of Varian Medical Systems is complete. The purchase instantly makes Siemens the dominant player in the global radiation therapy market. Read More
How low can MRI developers go when it comes to field strength?
April 15, 2021 -- There's no obvious reason why MRI scanners cannot function effectively and deliver good image quality at low field strengths, says Arthur Kaindl, PhD, head of MR at Siemens Healthineers. His team won the 2021 EuroMinnies Best New Radiology Device award for a 0.55-tesla system. Read More
Italian team supports liquid biopsy for MRI of breast cancer cases
April 14, 2021 -- The addition of a liquid biopsy to MRI may improve the ability to evaluate breast cancer treatment response, researchers from the University of Genoa in Italy reported on 10 April. Read More
Martí-Bonmatí urges return to face-to-face radiology training
April 13, 2021 -- Around 90% of radiology training in Valencia, Spain, is now being done face-to-face rather than online, according to Dr. Luis Martí-Bonmatí, PhD, the winner of the 2021 EuroMinnies award for Most Effective Radiology Educator. Martí-Bonmatí discusses his team's approach to training, and also shares his thoughts on books, music, and wine. Read More
Most women support AI use in breast screening, U.K. survey finds
April 13, 2021 -- Most women are receptive to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in breast screening and support the use of AI as a decision-support tool or in combination with specialists' input, a Scottish survey of patient attitudes has found. Read More
Ironside Bruce and the sacrifices made by the early x-ray martyrs
April 12, 2021 -- Dr. Ironside Bruce died 100 years ago of radiation-induced aplastic anemia at the age of 44. Radiology historian Dr. Adrian Thomas reflects on the life and times of this remarkable man. Read More
Hybrid imaging proves value in staging of breast cancer
April 9, 2021 -- PET/CT is very useful in detecting axillary metastases in breast cancer patients and provides important information about the extent of axillary and extra-axillary lymph node involvement, according to researchers from Tel Aviv University. Read More
Swedish study underlines potential value of digital breast tomosynthesis
April 8, 2021 -- Researchers from Sweden have reported that the use of digital breast tomosynthesis may result in lower interval cancer rates and earlier detection than the use of conventional digital mammography. Read More
Global imaging community loses another radiologist to COVID-19
April 8, 2021 -- Dr. Arshad Munir, general secretary of the Pakistan Islamic Medical Association, has died of COVID-19. He contracted the disease while working as a radiologist at a hospital in Faisalabad, according to local media reports. Read More