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JFR: How to fight fear of peer review
October 16, 2019 -- More must be done to make peer review systematic and better integrated into workflow, delegates heard at the recent French national radiology congress (JFR). Furthermore, many French radiologists may fear review but unwittingly are doing it anyway, resulting in wide variation.  Discuss
U.K. group finds value in third-trimester ultrasound
October 16, 2019 -- U.K. researchers have found that ultrasound scans performed late in pregnancy -- such as at 35 to 37 weeks gestation -- can reveal a number of fetal abnormalities that may not have been evident on ultrasound scans conducted earlier, according to a study published on 8 October in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
JFR: Imaging offers hope for pediatric NASH patients
October 15, 2019 -- The epidemic of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in children is evolving even faster than that of obesity, according to a presentation at the French national radiology congress (JFR) in Paris. In the adult population, NASH has become a leading indication for liver transplantation; therefore, tools to detect and grade NASH in children are crucial for providing good follow-up and avoiding poor outcomes.  Discuss
JFR: New teleradiology scheme set to revolutionize public imaging
October 14, 2019 -- Members of the French radiology professional council speaking at the French national radiology congress (JFR) announced a new organizational strategy that they hope will galvanize teleradiology across state hospitals.  Discuss
How do Norwegians organize sports imaging?
October 14, 2019 -- A capable sports radiologist searches for subtle injuries in athletes, with even the smallest ones not to be overlooked, says Dr. Roar Pedersen, one of the founders of the Norwegian musculoskeletal imaging society. In this interview, he discusses the many aspects of sports imaging in Norway.  Discuss
JFR: France strives for local teleradiology alliances
October 11, 2019 -- A new teleradiology strategy looks set to galvanize collaboration between hospitals in western France, according to a presentation at the French national radiology congress (JFR). Dr. Jean-Yves Gauvrit told attendees how his hospital in Brittany is spearheading a new strategy to build a closer-knit teleradiology community among local radiologists.  Discuss
JFR: French AI initiative to play major role in algorithm validation
October 11, 2019 -- The French national radiology congress (JFR) kicked off officially on Friday with a strengthened focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The discussion included an update on an ambitious project to create a national ecosystem in France for AI algorithm development.  Discuss
Analysis finds vulnerable PACS servers in Europe
October 10, 2019 -- A German security firm has identified hundreds of unprotected PACS servers around the world that store millions of medical images and related patient information. Although more than half of those exposed data records were on servers in the U.S., a substantial number were also found among European countries.  Discuss
Why scientific mobility is more important than ever
October 9, 2019 -- The need to promote scientific mobility -- international exchange and collaboration between science and medicine professionals -- is greater than ever to ensure the best radiological practices will be a common motivation for the next generation of cross-border radiologists. That's the view of Dr. Filippo Pesapane.  Discuss
Ga-68 PSMA PET/CT corrects therapy, saves money
October 9, 2019 -- Having recurrent prostate cancer patients undergo gallium-68 (Ga-68) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT can help direct clinicians to effectual curative treatment options that also are cost effective, according to a study by German researchers published in the October issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
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