RADIOLOGY NEWS
Europe seeks to harness power of AI in COVID-19 crisis
March 24, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) may soon have a central role to play in the global battle against COVID-19. A European campaign is underway to develop a deep learning-based model for the automated detection of abnormalities on chest CT and for quantifying lung involvement.  Discuss
PET can help predict survival in prostate cancer
March 23, 2020 -- German and Swiss researchers have developed a PET-based risk classification metric for prostate cancer patients to help predict their survival without disease recurrence. They published their findings on 16 March in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
10 key actions to implement molecular radiotherapy
March 23, 2020 -- A European team of nuclear medicine specialists has proposed a 10-point plan to overcome the barriers to the clinical implementation of molecular radiotherapy. The plan was published online on 13 March by the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
FDG-PET helps forecast outcome in neuroendocrine tumors
March 20, 2020 -- FDG-PET/CT can be used to classify neuroendocrine tumor patients into different prognostic categories for peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, German researchers have found. The decision to perform FDG-PET/CT should be based on the grading, time course of the disease, speed of progression, total tumor mass, and other criteria, they say.  Discuss
How radiology can get ready for coronavirus crisis
March 19, 2020 -- An international team of imaging specialists has issued a list of best practices for preparedness during the coronavirus crisis. There is a checklist for each of the four main areas: limit exposure to the virus, determine best use of imaging, protect staff, and maintain operations.  Discuss
3D printing enhances CT segmentation for brain disease
March 18, 2020 -- Researchers from the U.K. and Sweden have created a realistic 3D-printed brain based on MR images. The model is ideal for refining brain CT segmentation workflows, which, in turn, may improve the evaluation of neurological disorders on CT.  Discuss
Top 5 applications of AR in orthopedic surgery
March 18, 2020 -- Researchers from Switzerland, Germany, and the U.S. have outlined the key applications of augmented reality (AR) in orthopedics and the technology's potential to save time, reduce risk, and enhance accuracy for image-guided procedures.  Discuss
Forensic evidence sheds new light on Swedish MRI accident
March 17, 2020 -- The detailed forensic evidence presented in the 195-page police report on the serious MRI accident in Swedish Lapland contains photos and descriptions of the metallic objects that were effectively turned into flying weapons before they became attached to the scanner.  Discuss
Prepare for COVID-19 crisis, U.K. experts urge
March 17, 2020 -- Radiology departments must actively prepare to deal with the COVID-19 crisis because imaging appears set to play an emerging role in the disease, four leading U.K. thoracic specialists have warned in a BMJ blog posted on 12 March.  Discuss
New survey identifies high levels of burnout in under 40s
March 16, 2020 -- A global survey of around 3,000 healthcare professionals younger than 40 has revealed surprisingly high work-related stress. The findings suggest burnout is not only a problem among the older generation.  Discuss