RADIOLOGY NEWS
MRI safety first? Or last?
January 9, 2020 -- The recent spate of MRI accidents in Sweden is due to thoughtlessness, and the damage seems self-inflicted, writes the Maverinck. MR machines are not toys, and operating them requires concentration and knowing and not forgetting the rules.  Discuss
Structured reporting yields clearer radiology reports
January 9, 2020 -- Structured reporting enables radiologists to produce reports that are more standardized and easier to understand by referring physicians than those produced in traditional prose style, according to researchers from University Hospital Basel in Switzerland.  Discuss
Instagram can help radiology thrive in social media era
January 8, 2020 -- Radiology staff members at a general hospital in Spain have discovered that Instagram has enormous potential to raise their profile and make their work more visible in healthcare. The social networking platform can also serve as a valuable teaching and communication tool.  Discuss
Spanish show how MRI adds value in soft-tissue lesions
January 7, 2020 -- Radiologists can enhance their ability to diagnose soft-tissue lesions by using certain gamuts to more easily recognize the specific features and parameters derived from functional MRI sequences, according to prize-winning research from Spain.  Discuss
The radiologist and the curse of the mummy
January 6, 2020 -- An exhibition of Tutankhamun's treasures is currently touring the world, but since the tomb was disturbed in the 1920s, an alleged curse has struck many times and might have led to the death of a radiologist. History expert Dr. Adrian Thomas tells the story.  Discuss
CT shines new light on Greenland's mummies
January 3, 2020 -- A multidisciplinary research team has used CT to boost understanding of the early history behind atherosclerosis. They have examined the mummified remains of five Greenlandic Inuit people discovered by Martin Luther in 1929.  Discuss
Large Google Health study gives boost to breast AI
January 2, 2020 -- A Google Health study involving nearly 29,000 mammograms from the U.K. and U.S. has provided fresh evidence that artificial intelligence (AI) can be as effective as human radiologists at detecting breast cancer. The findings were published in Nature on 1 January.  Discuss
Novel method detects metastases in endometrial cancer
December 31, 2019 -- Swedish researchers have found that using ultrasound together with endometrial biopsy results and clinical characteristics helps predict the risk of lymph node metastases in endometrial cancer patients before surgery. They presented their findings in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Top 10 AuntMinnieEurope stories for 2019
December 30, 2019 -- MRI safety shot to the very top of the news agenda and priority list of the European medical imaging community during 2019. It accounted for our top four most-viewed articles over the past 12 months.  Discuss
Virtual reality calms anxious patients ahead of imaging
December 24, 2019 -- Earlier this month, the French Society of Radiology and two other national organizations gave their annual prize in innovative medical imaging to virtual reality startup HypnoVR. So, what lay behind their decision?  Discuss
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